08-31-2015, 01:38 PM
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Saw this surfing the net. Thought it quite interesting and hope you fella might too. Being retired military I can tell you there is always one guy that steps up to do this in the camp. I was one. I always promised to "Use their scalp as a guide" Meaning they only got their hair cut one way.

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The source from which I unabashedly stole the picture from.

 http://www.slate.com/content/slate/blogs...point.html

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 09-01-2015, 04:38 AM
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So do you think he had Williams soap in the mug?


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 09-01-2015, 08:33 AM
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Under ideal conditions I would say yes but I would bet it was home-made lye soap (made of bacon grease and lard) that did double duty with bathing and shaving. Aside from a dull blade, I bet that's why the razor tugged Smile

It would be cool to know for sure.

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 09-01-2015, 09:06 AM
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Makes you wonder.  Isn't that a hand stope on the table?  Considering there is a mug and a brush on the table I would think they may have had access to soap - but with nothing to trade - they may have had to make their own.

Although a couple of these guys captured in Gettysburg and would have possibly ended up in Point Lookout, MD - didn't look like they they were needing a barber anytime soon.

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