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Barber Shop Pole

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Barber shop pole at one of THREE barbershops on my block. This one is Cut Factory on Forsyth St., which is by the main entrance to my building, the Healey.

Trivia: Did you know the original of the barber pole? It's actually rather gruesome. It evolved from "barbers" of ages past, say the Middle Ages, being involved not really so much as haircuts as other work like dentistry, minor surgery, etc. A "barber" could extra teeth, remove growths, bleed you, etc. And to market themselves, barbers would hang a pole outside their shop or stall showing their bloody towels. I mean, you don't have to be literate to understand that. Over time barbers' function changed but the pole remained. Not sure what the blue stripe stands for but that was a later addition.
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Image size
968x1291px 918.74 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S70
Shutter Speed
1/318 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
15 mm
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2010, 4:02:28 PM
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SonicGamerster124's avatar
Ian: F*CK YOU BARBERSHOP POLE