Many more museum artifacts are coming out of storage, being restored and on display in the community. The barber shop has been in storage since 1971. Visit local businesses to view these treasures. See the complete list of these exhibits.
New! Vintage 1915 Iowa Barber Shop
Original leather chairs & accessories
Esquire Barber Shop
4240 Atlantic Avenue
Harriman Jones Soda Fountain
Handsome, Handmade & Historic 1930 Harriman Jones Soda Fountain & Back Bar. Coming Soon in Bixby Knolls
Original LBFD Call Box, Circa 1950.
Donated by the LB Fire Fighter’s Museum. Burke’s Auto Body is restoring it, Anderson’s Paint & Hardware will be displaying it.
1942 Model of the Roosevelt Naval Base
Designed by Paul Revere Williams. New home to be announced soon
The clearest view of history is often provided by looking at the people and their ordinary tasks of daily life. How people lived, bought or grew their food, traveled, and even where they got their hair cut offers interesting insight into the past.
In our fair town, one interesting establishment was the Iowa Barber Shop founded by Walter G. Osborn. Around 1900, Walter, a widower, moved from Iowa (like so many early Long Beach residents) with his young son Frank. By 1902, he had established the Iowa Barber Shop at 144 Pine Avenue where he was joined by barbers James Duty and Oliver M. Moore.