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Aug. 17, 2019 | Saturday
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Exploring Photos with Jim Smith: Frank’s barber shop
Frank’s barber shop. (Supplied/Jim Smith)

Up to the 1970s, we had three barber shops on Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Harry and Helen Steele raised a large family and ran a barber shop in the store that is now the Stage Coach Restaurant. Gus Tranter had his barber shop in the building connected to what is now the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. The third shop was run by Mr. Frank, who can be seen standing in his doorway in this vintage photograph at a time when sidewalks were made of wood and called board walks. In later years, Fred Curtis and his wife Jean ran a very successful barber shop in this building until he retired.