barber pole http://kmuw.org en Into It: Barber Pole http://kmuw.org/post/it-barber-pole <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The barber pole has come a long way to be stationed above old brick shops, to repeat and repeat its lonely spins. In fact, the barbers themselves have a strange past, their title once denoting a more taxing profession.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:38:58 +0000 Andrew Bales 9471 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Barber Pole Into It: Barber Pole http://kmuw.org/post/it-barber-pole-0 <p>The barber pole has come a long way to be stationed above old brick shops, to repeat and repeat its lonely spins. In fact, the barbers themselves have a strange past, their title once denoting a more taxing profession.</p><p>In the middle ages, if you required dentistry, surgery, fire cupping, or a session of leeching, you’d visit the barber-surgeon. It was hundreds of years before the roles we now know as doctors and barbers diverged completely.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:37:12 +0000 Andrew Bales 1947 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Barber Pole