Saturday, May 16, 2009

Brooklyn Cabmen Need Not Shave

From the April 10, 1893 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

Right around when Matthew Madigan died (we think) the family business had to deal with yet another unsettling potential change. It appears that New York cabmen were under pressure to shave their facial hair. Brooklyn cabmen (which the Madigans were) seem to have ignored the order completely.

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