Audio Recordings "There's a difference between a home haircut and a barbershop haircut."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Levitas, Susan
McDowell, Rev. Louis
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Family Run Businesses
McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Work Processes
"There's a difference between a home haircut and a barbershop haircut."
Contributor Names
McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Family-run businesses
-  Barbershops
-  Hairstyles
-  McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Reverend Louis McDowell, owner, McDowell's Barber Shop.
-  Summary of audio segment: (Has turned on a massage machine); The machine costs $59.95, they've gone up. Brother did regular country hair cuts, no massage. Difference between a home haircut and a barber shop hair cut; they used to put a bowl on your head and people had bad haircuts. It was during the Depression. Even now, some people don't get haircuts; you should see. A regular haircut is conservative like it was in the 'thirties, 'forties and 'fifties; now the young people go wild. The business man still has a conservative style; like President Clinton's hair is long, but it's a conservative style.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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