Curiosity got the best of me.
May 15, 2017 11:56am CST
Good afternoon. Why is barber pole painted in striped red and white. This information I did not know.I thought that the colors we of our flag.Red White,Blue. The information below is from a magazine section from Yankee Clipper. Here is the information that I got. In the year 1461 when London barbers were incorporated . They were the only practicing surgeons and dentists in the city. The symbol was spirally striped pole with white signifying bandages and the red indicating blood. The photo is from this article of Yankee Clipper.
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• Los Angeles, California
15 May 17
@amadeo No but my uncle was and he basically told me the same thing. Makes no sense though right? And I cross referenced it here: "The barber pole’s colors are a legacy of a (thankfully) long-gone era when people went to barbers not just for a haircut or shave but also for bloodletting and other medical procedures. "
The barber pole’s colors are a legacy of a (thankfully) long-gone era when people went to barbers not just for a haircut or shave but also f...