dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
28 december 1968 & nate the bush doctor

28 december 1968 & nate the bush doctor

#OTD 28 December 1968 Nate the Bush Doctor was making women, men and children more beautiful with his signature style and products.

In the photo above, he is in his Deane Avenue shop giving his customer the perfect fro.

Nate the Bush Doctor at work in his Deane Avenue shop. c1969-1970. Notice the “Stop the War, Feed the Poor” sign. NMAH, SI.

Nate the Bush Doctor at work in his Deane Avenue shop. c1969-1970. Notice the “Stop the War, Feed the Poor” sign. NMAH, SI.

Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or neighbor remember Nate the Bush doctor? Was he your barber? Did you visit his Deane Ave shop? Do you have a photo of yourself after he hooked you up? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Nathaniel Mathis Collection of Barbaring and Beauty Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. July 1969. Photographer unknown.

I met Nathaniel Mathis at a HumanitiesDC event in 1968.

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