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Abdullah frères 
Street Barbers, Istanbul 
1870 (ca) 
  
Albumen print 
Private collection of Engin Ozendes 
 
LL/103245 
  
On shady street corners or beneath a spreading plane tree itinerant barbers plied their trade, mainly in the commercial quarters of the city. As well as making swift and skilled work of trimming beards, many of them extracted teeth and performed circumcisions, and some were even famous for preparing headache cures. 
 

 
  
 
  
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