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Maupin Barber Shop Shoeshine chair/National cash register

2013-09-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Lee Ann Sullivan. For children of the mid-1900s, these fixtures are unforgettable seen every time many of them got weekly and bi-weekly haircuts. The pieces are now treasured memorabilia of Lee Ann Sullivan, the granddaughter of the shop's last proprietor, Mattie Maupin. It was a time of elegant dress and impeccable grooming for most downtown physicians, bankers, insurance brokers, real estate agents, and business proprietor and many retail clerks. A memorable shoe shine man at this shop was Kenneth Warren, the son of Elmer Warren. The elder Mr. Warren held the very honored job of distributing all the Courier-Journal Louisville newspapers which came into Columbia and who used the barber shop on Saturdays and Sundays to do the two collations needed to assemble each of 350-500 fat Sunday edition of the C-J's on Sundays.
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