The William Marvy Company of St. Paul: Keeping Barbershops Classic

The William Marvy Company of St. Paul: Keeping Barbershops Classic

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Overview


Discover the story of the William Marvy Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, and its iconic, ubiquitous barber poles.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626195691
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 01/19/2015
Series: Landmarks
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Curt Brown earned degrees in history and American studies from Macalester College, around the corner from the William Marvy Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for the Fergus Falls Daily Journal, the Associated Press, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and spent twenty-six years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Table of Contents

Foreword Eric Dregni 5

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Emerging from the Basement 15

2 A Bloodstained History 33

3 The Lean Years 43

4 A Visit to the Factory Floor 59

5 A Many Travelogue 77

Epilogue 109

Appendix: From Pyramids to Marvy 113

Bibliography 117

Index 121

About the Author 127

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