Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop

Dublin Core

Title

Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop

Subject

Stores & shops - Virginia - Williamsburg
Wigmakers - Virginia - Williamsburg
Block18-1. Building 05.
Prentis Store (Williamsburg, Va.)

Description

Postcard, "Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia," featuring a costumed interpreter smoking a pipe outside the Prentis Store when it housed the Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop,

Caption reads: "Originally an apothecary shop in the early 18th-century, this structure has been restored to its early appearance, and is now furnished as a typical colonial barber and wig maker's establishment."

The composition of this postcard is based upon a photograph taken by Colonial Williamsburg's first staff photographer, Thomas Williams, in 1947 (image # 1947-W-737.) Mr. Sam Helfrich posed as the 18th-century barber sitting outside his shop.

Creator

Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.

Publisher

Runca Import Co.

Date

1949

Date Created

1949

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection, AV-2000.2.27

Format

jpeg

Extent

1 postcard

Type

image

Identifier

D2021-COPY-1014-0025 R
D2021-COPY-1014-0026 V

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Citation

Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., “Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 24, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/5725.