Image Nature: Photograph
Image Author: RenÃ© Tillot (Probable)
Creation: -1905 (Certain)
Creation Place: (Certain)
Topic: Itinerant barbers waiting for customers
Action: Three men have set up their stool and stove in a north China street and are waiting for customers (or posing for the photographer). Smiling spectators observe the proceedings from around a shop’s entrance, while another man’s action remains unclear. In the back, two dogs stand under a clothesline that someone uses to hide.
Image Particulars: The stool drawers hold the barbers’ tools, and both stove and stool are carried on a bamboo pole (here standing vertically against the stove) twhen moving around.