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By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

An abbreviated history of shaving razors

 

April 30, 2020



Among the Alger-Sullivan museums eclectic displays is a small collection of shaving razors called straight razors that date from the mid-19th century to the 20th century. This collection is not only a recollection of the razors former owner, like many other things in the museum it represents the end of an era. When one thinks of the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, steam boats and railroads, massive iron bridges and the first skyscrapers may come to mind. But this period of history also changed many small things in people’s personal lives, one of things was the art of shaving...



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