Audio Recordings "There's a difference between a home haircut and a barbershop haircut."
McDowell, Rev. Louis
Family Run Businesses
McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
- "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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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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