Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt takes us to the beauty shop. It’s not just a trip for women though. First we have a boy, like many who in no uncertain terms does not want a haircut.

He's not keen on this.

He’s not keen on this.

Here’s a New York man from 1941 who’s getting a mask for his skin. Next is an ad for some kind of machine that claims to comb hair.

The facial mask resembles a death mask.

The facial mask resembles a death mask.


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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. luvviealex
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 17:47:36

    The one of the guy smoking is the weirdest photo as far as I’m concerned. What’s going on there I wonder to myself!


  2. postcardy
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 19:20:58

    The facial mask picture would make a good anti-smoking ad.


  3. genepenn
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 08:05:44

    I agree – he’s vain enough to want a face mask but what is the smoking doing to his skin! of course they didn’t know way back then I suppose.


  4. Sharon
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 08:13:36

    An interesting selection of pictures.

    I understand why the mechanical hair brushing didn’t take off. It looks like it would pull out hair!


  5. jmcguin7
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 10:24:01

    I was thinking the same thing about the facial mask photo as others did.


  6. smkelly8
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 14:07:08

    That contraption is beyond me. It isn’t hard and it doesn’t take long to comb your hair. Especially not for men and that’s who’s in the ad, a man.


  7. hmchargue
    Jul 13, 2014 @ 14:47:31

    The hair brushing machine is a little scary. Are we sure that’s a man with the face mask? Even more frightening is the notion that he may be a she.


  8. Alan BURNETT
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 02:51:16

    My father-in-law once acquired some implement which claimed “you will never need to go to the barbers again”. It was a kind of comb with razor blades set in it. It was lethal and was soon confined to the dustbin


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