Porcelain Occupational Shaving Mug – Groceries Merchant Barber shop

Product #G913C

This is a nice occupational shaving mug Grocery Store Merchant. Has the personalized name of Dave F. Doty. Made and distributed by G.G. Thomas Barber Supplies, Ottumwa, Iowa. Measures 4″ Height and 3/4″ ” diameter of the top. In many barber shops, a shelf often held spots for the personalized mugs of the regulars. These mugs usually had the customer’s name, as well as a hand-painted illustration of the man’s occupation. A barber shop had bragging rights if it had the most shaving mugs of any shop in town, or if the mugs were of influential figures in the community. These mugs are coveted today.

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