Wigmaker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia

Dublin Core

Title

Wigmaker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Wigmakers - Virginia - Williamsburg
Block 09. Building 29B.
King's Arms Barber Shop (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Postcard featuring a view of the interior of the King's Arms Barber Shop with the wigmaker at work, published by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. for Colonial Williamsburg, ca. 1950s.

Caption reads: "The Williamsburg barber or wigmaker usually performed at least one and frequently all three of the Craft's basic services: (1) making, selling, and dressing wigs and false hairpieces for men and women (2) cutting and dressing men's, women's, and children's natural hair and (3) shaving men. Here he dresses a wig typical of the type that would have been used by a gentleman in eighteenth-century Virginia."

Creator

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.

Publisher

Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2000-02-26-R

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 inches x 3.5 inches

Citation

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., “Wigmaker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 19, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/490.