Paul Starrett Sample (American, 1896-1974)
This poster reproduces Barber Shop a work by Paul Starrett Sample. An establishment the artist patronized in Orleans, Vermont, it shows the spry proprietor Mr. Bowman shaving a gentleman with a straight edge razor, while other patrons play a game of billiards. At the time Barber Shops were male gathering places to relax and pamper themselves and be away from family chores. The loving detail in Samples work gives an enjoyable view of an earlier past-time tradition.
Size: 28" x 24"