Publisher Paris Imp. Lith. Pinot & Sagaire. Edit a Epinal
Seller ID 004161
Rascist yet colorful image of barber lathering a black man, both in eighteenth century attire. N.d., circa 1860. 41 by 28 cm. The caption to the image is "A vouloir blanchir ce negre, Barbier tu perds ton savon." In English: "Wishing to whiten this black man, Barber you are losing your soap." Regardless of the content, the image does provide a good window into a barbershop of the era, which to us may look lovely but is without such conveniences as the barber chair, not yet invented, and with a kind of bowl and collar around the black man's neck to catch anything falling. To the side are 12 stanzas of everyday maxims turned into nonsense. Above and below are six vignettes that relate to the song. Light wear.