Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Bob Shoppe

A beautiful business card from, I assume, the late 20's. Bob hair styles were first seen during WWI, but became widely popular with the younger generation by 1921.

Because there were no hair salons for women back then, the young women who wanted to chop off their locks had to invade the barbershop and some men's barbershops had long lines outside of young women waiting to get their hair bobbed. The men were not thrilled.

The image here is from this website where you find out more about the history of The Bob.

It looks like The Bob Shoppe was fulfilling a need. I am not sure, but it looks like the Ungar building is either no more or is not called that anymore. Although it could be one of these buildings. I wonder how long The Bob Shoppe was around.

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