Summary: Donor's father, Otto Oberle, Sr., worked as a barber in Fort Worth during the first half of the twentieth century. He moved to Fort Worth from Germany in 1914 and opened a barber shop in the Neil P. Anderson Building where he and his staff offered free haircuts to children from three local institutions - the Masonic Home, the Tarrant County Orphan's Home, and the Lena Pope Home. Later, Oberle worked with legislator Doyle Willis to make it a requirement for barbers to be licensed in the State of Texas. The items in this collection relate to Oberle's career as a barber.
Pictured: "Look Well Week" at the Neil P. Anderson Barber Shop on June 9-16, 1928. Otto Oberle, Sr., is fifth from right.
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