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Most of the furnishings for this exhibit were acquired from Mike's Barbershop in Cosmos, Minnesota.  The mirrored counter was shipped from St. Paul in 1887.  Until the invention of the safety razor in 1910, shaving was done with a straightedge razor, which was sharpened on a leather strap.  The wood burning stove not only provided heat for the shop but also heated the water needed for shaving and bathing.  The room on the left in the rear provided a male traveler with a place to bathe and refresh himself. Ladies, of course, were not allowed in the shop. 
12) Barbershop