|The picture shows a view of this great Old Barber, Tobacconist, & Paperboy Occupational Photograph With Advertising. This old photograph is from Worcester, Massachusetts as can be read on a few of the signs in the image. The year that it was taken is unknown but it is old and original. The building has a barbershop on the right with two different painted barber poles and a tobacco shop on the left which also has shoeshine chairs and was where to buy a newspaper as well.|
Standing in the doorway are the Barber, Tobacconist, & Paperboy. The Barber is in his white jacket. The Paper Boy is holding a newspaper. He has a watch fob hanging from the pocket of his knickers. The Tobacco Store owner is in a suit and straw hat. There are many signs (tin, enameled, & paper) that can be read in this image. The actual photo is much clearer then the picture below. There are signs that can not be read and if it weren't for reflections and rippled glass things inside could be seen. The signs that can be read are as follows:
CHEW COPENHAGEN SNUFF
WORCESTER EVENING POST
GAIL & AX NAVY TOBACCO (with Sailor)
VELVET TOBACCO (with package)
WAITT & BOND BLACKSTONE 10c CIGAR
DRINK HIRE'S IT IS PURE
OLD COON 5c CIGAR (with horse head)
EGYPTIENNE ''STRAIGHTS'' CIGARETTES ABSOLUTELY PURE
SMOKE TEMPLE CLUB 5c STRAIGHT UNION MADE (with cigar)
EXCURSION I.O.O.F. MANCHESTER ???? LABOR DAY MONDAY ???????
HORSE SHOE (under doorway)
DAILY TELEGRAM SUNDAY
THE WORCESTER EVENING POST FOR SALE HERE
SEPT. ????? WORCESTER, MASS.
The photograph measures 6'' x 4-1/8''. It is in excellent or better condition as pictured.