Anonymous: barber with a client getting haircut, ca. 1870
A rare one!
This occupational tintype shows a barber and a client. The barber holds scissors in one hand and pulling locks with a comb.
Although they are well acting the activity of getting a haircut it's a staged situation. No hair locks on the ground or shoulders and both are posing in a typical photographer's studio.
Good contrast. Traces of use like surface wear and little bends. Nice timing on their cheeks.
Rare and nice topic!
ca. 8,5 x 6 cm