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Catalog Number 13195-2
Title Brush, Shaving, from Dud's Barber Shop
Object Name Brush, Shaving
Description Klenzo badger hair shaving brush . The badger hair is set in a two-toned handle, with the bottom (closest to the brush) a dark brown or black and the top transparent. The handle is circular and tapered in the middle, flat on the side opposite the bristles. On this side the manufacture and type of brush is indicated.
Material Rubber
Place of Origin USA
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 4.375
Diameter (in) 1.5
People Dudley, Joseph Eldon, 1883-
Search Terms Dud's Barber Shop
History This shaving mug was from Dud's Barber Shop, which was located at 119 N. 12th St. in Lincoln. It was owned by Joseph Eldon Dudley.

Joseph Eldon Dudley began learning the barber trade around 1904 under Elemer Galvin and finished under Ed Woods in Havelock in 1907. He started working for James Musley in the basement at 14th and O Streets. Then he worked for Will Barthelman on South 11th. Next he worked in the Faturnety Building (later called the Sharp Building) for Carl Lundal. Next, the Lindell Hotel Barber Shop. Then Ed Woods in the basement at the Old Bur Block at 12th and O Streets. Next he took the foreman job at the "Will Worths shop" [Woolworth's?], the largest shop in Lincoln at the time. He worked there for six months and then took a traveling job for A.L. Underland Barber Supplies. Then he got a better traveling job working for Dehner and Dennes of Omaha for several months. He returned to Lincoln when his mother was ill and began to work for J.R. Simpson, who sold out to Hank Larbie. This shop was on the 900 block of P Street. He moved with Larbie to 708 P Street. "Then in a short time he took out his union card and Elkins and I walked out with the card." Elkins and Dudley leased the old Royal Hotel Barber Shop in the basement and moved it into the hotel lobby. They had three chairs and a good business. There, they took in Bud Car, to teach him the trade. Dudley had to take time off when his mother became very ill and then business began to drop off. After she passed away, he tried to get business back to normal, but it was never the same. Dudley married Ella Wheeler on June 28, 1911. Two weeks later he took over Elkins Chair. Ultimately, he ran Dud's Barber shop at 119 N 12th St.
Credit line Pamela Dudley Orr, Louisville, Nebraska
Collection Orr, Pamela Dudley
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