Wigmaker's Shop

Dublin Core

Title

Wigmaker's Shop

Subject

Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Handicraft - Virginia - Williamsburg
Stores & shops - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of postcard titled "Wigmaker's Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia. " Text on verso 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 hair pieces 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

Colonial Williamsburg

Publisher

H. S. Crocker Co. Inc.

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection, AV2015.1, 5

Format

jpeg

Extent

1 postcard

Type

image

Identifier

D2021-COPY-1014-0101 R
D2021-COPY-1014-0102 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, “Wigmaker's Shop,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 18, 2024, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/5821.