Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Barber Shop



Today's picture shows a barber shop with a pool hall upstairs. The picture was taken in Berwyn, Maryland in 1937. I love the distinct look of these old businesses.

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  1. I like the look of old businesses as well.

    Berwyn is just a stone's throw away from the main campus of the University of Maryland, where I went to school. I don't know what the place was like in 1937, but it was a rough area in the late seventies when I was at school and is even worse now.

    It is just a few miles north or Washington, DC.

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  2. I wonder if you can get a beer any where near by? Just being funny folks. Or trying to be funny.
    As much trash that there is in the street, I would say it was a rough area already.

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  3. Ahhh Pool week, fantastic. I love the game. My first experience was when my Grandfather took me to the Masonic Hall for a few games. Actually he was supposed to babysit me and I guess figured where else could he keep his eyes on me and have the other guys keep an eye on me as well. I had to stand on a milk crate so I could reach the table. Now a days I play in the APA, it's a great league, lots of fantastic people. Seems like I meet every walk of life getting together to play pool. Rich, poor, drunk, sober and everyone in between. It's a real conglomeration of folks. The competion between teams is intense. We have our fair share of arguments over shots but in the end everyone is a friend.

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  4. Gunther Beer, Arrow Beer, Free State Beer. . . never heard of any of those. I wonder if any of them are still around?

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    1. Free State Brewing Co. is still brewed in Lawrence, KS
      Gunther Beer, Arrow Beer both are still brewed in Baltimore, Maryland

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    2. But it seems that Hopfheiser beer (the sign above the door)from Baltimore, MD is no more.

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    3. Here in Fox Lake, Il., we have a barbershop next to a bar. At one time, they had a door between the two places (might still) and guys waiting for a haircut could go to the bar and have a few while before their time in the chair.

      That's like a bar/laudromat setup.

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  5. I knew the Attick brothers in Berwyn. They still had businesses there in the 1960's. I am surprised to hear that it's a rough area now, but I haven't been there in 5 or 10 years. Berwyn was fine then. There were only a handful of businesses in Berwyn.

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