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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

That's Sum Barber!

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Those barber shop candy cane poles are a thing of the past and I found one while passing Sum's Beauty Center in Chinatown. It symbolized blood and bandages, the red for blood and the white for bandages. I suppose the blue was added to the newer candy cane poles to make them all American. The barber used to be a place to go to for minor surgery and for teeth yanking! Chop, chop, go to Sum's for sum full service in salon! There might be more than you bargained for.

3 comments:

Little Paper Hen said...

Cool vintage prop! A walk down memory lane . . .

shandam said...

REally?! I didn't know that! How bizarre that minor surgeries were performed at the barber!

Honolulu Photo of the Day said...

Thanks Little Paper Hen. @Shandam, yeah check out Wikipedia under Origin of Barbering and Surgery.