It's 1895, we're in Phoenix, and I have two bits (25 cents). I'm going to get a shave and a haircut!
Yeah, I know it's a lot of money, and I have other options. I could get a bath, or even a nice meal, but I've never had a shave and a haircut before! And what's the point of paying two bits for a bath, when there's Swilling's Ditch there just north of Van Buren, which I was swimming in just this morning!
|25 cent baths at the Commercial Hotel (later the Luhrs Hotel) in 1888, northeast corner of Central and Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona.|
Yeah, I want to get a shave and a haircut. I think that new girl there on Melinda's Alley has been looking at me, and she probably thinks that I'm a mess. I need to get cleaned up! I'm going to the Fashion Barber Shop there on Central just across from the Opera House (between Washington and Jefferson).
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There! So what do you think? I clean up pretty good, don't I? And, look, they've used my picture in their ad! Well, it looks like me, don't you think?
Shave-and-a-haircut! Twwooooo biiiiitttts!