20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Vintage barber shop

This is the old-fashioned barber shop which located in Zhengzhou, a fast developing city in China. All guests in the shop are regular customers, and some of them may from Shanghai around 1970 because there is several cotton mill which could provide a lot of job.The red walls ,colorful bottles and cans in the shop well preserve the fashion direction of China in that time. However, this cotton mills in Zhengzhou gradually decline due to the backwardness of enterprise system reforming during the Chinese economic reform and opening-up. This barber shop is a mark of that prosperous time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Zhengzhou, China
Copyright: © juan du