Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Irene’s Beauty Shop …

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Here are several panorama photographs that my father made with the Wide-Lux camera that he had.  I know nothing about this business, Irene’s Beauty Shop, so anything that anyone can share with us is appreciated.  These were made back in the 1950’s sometime.  Here is another view …

This obviously is the front of the store and the other photo showed the back where all of the “stylists” worked.  Back in the 1950’s I believed that they were called ” beauticians” then and you very rarely hear that word mentioned today … at least I have not heard anyone say it in the last 20 years or so, maybe more.   If anyone remembers ” Irene’s Beauty Shop – Store “, please share it with us.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

April 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

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  1. Wasn’t Irene’s in the 12th ave complex? If not I am going to look it up.

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    Bill

    April 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    • I looked this up today, it was in the first block off east Garden St.

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      Bill

      April 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      • Bill –
        Thanks for the location … I thought it was downtown somewhere and not off of Twelfth Avenue. Since this business was before my time ( and I am not sure what my time really is ) I appreciate you taking the time to looking it up and telling us.
        Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        April 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      • Irene’s was located next to Reynalds Music House at 36 E. Garden St. The building was torn down in the late 1970’s when the I-110 connector was installed allowing Jefferson St. to go North to Chase St. I used to get my hair cut there by Jane Smith.
        Nilo Porras
        Reynalds Music House

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        Johnny Nilo Porras

        August 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      • Thanks for that Nilo … I was wondering where that place used to be. I think that the use of the wide angle camera, Wide-Lux, was what made those photos interesting, otherwise, they just looked like the interior of another business. Nice hearing from you and thanks for the comment … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        August 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm


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