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Friday, November 17, 2006

Barber Poles... The History behind them....

This Barber Pole is taken from Dover. It's something that we do not often see anymore.



Do you know its history? In the medieval times, barber performed surgery on their customers. The poles are what the patients hold on to during surgery!

Read more about it at Wikipedia.

12 comments:

Kate said...

Check out Lisbon's photo today and you'll understand the reasoning behind holding on to the pole. As I mentioned on that blog, probably beats my current health care providers!!

Olivier said...

Je ne connaissais pas cette histoire. merci

I did not know this history. thank you

selana18 said...

I don't believe it!
It sounds very strange to my ears ...the burber was a doctor?
Thanks for the info...Nice weekend

Lisi said...

we have similar red/blue/white stripe sign for barber in HK but not a light in this style, haven't seen this before and it looks quite retro stylish to me :-)

Carlos said...

I didn't know that. Thanks Keropok. I just knew about bleeding people with leeches but not the pole grabbing part.

Jazzy said...

i never new, great info Keropok.
have a great weekend.

Faye Pekas said...

I had no idea either. Thanks for sharing that. This barber pole is wonderful. I've never seen one like it. Great find!

Zsolt72 said...

thank you Keropok man for the information. It seems today I learn a lot on DP. I just visited Lisi's site with the 3D advertisement and now you with this barber pole. what next?:)

Keropok Man said...

Kate, yup, Lisbon's doctor is much better! haha.

Olivier, Jazzy, Zsolt, Faye, Selana, after taking the photo, then I decided to look up its history. Now more people know :-)

Lisi, yeah, it looks quite retro eh...

Carlos, yeah, the wikipedia talks about the leech thingy as well.

Have a good weekend everyone. Going for a big feast tonite!

Bill said...

Now a days, surgery by the barber is by accident :)

Nathalie said...

Bill, very humorous comment! I've learnt something today, like many others!

Chris & Deb said...

your second 100 posts is off to a superb start! Truly a testament to finding beauty in the mundane.