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Audio Recording Demonstration of a facial massage

[Demonstration of a facial massage.]

About this Item


  • Demonstration of a facial massage


  • McDowell, Rev. Louis (Narrator)
  • Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-30


  • -  African Americans
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Barbershops
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Work processes
  • -  Family-run businesses
  • -  McDowell's Barber Shop (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Reverend Louis McDowell, owner, McDowell's Barber Shop.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: You're supposed to get at least two massages a month to bring out the dirt in the pores. A lot of people try to do it at home, but they can't do it as well (running water sounds as he warms up towels for the customer's face). That opens the pores, then you make one a little colder and that'll close the pores; then the cream and the after shaving lotion will completely close the pores of the face.


  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A022

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Mcdowell, Rev. Louis, and Susan Levitas. Demonstration of a Facial Massage. -08-30, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

McDowell, R. L. & Levitas, S. (1994) Demonstration of a Facial Massage. -08-30. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mcdowell, Rev. Louis, and Susan Levitas. Demonstration of a Facial Massage. -08-30, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.