Throughout the years, barbershops have been more than just a place to get a haircut and a shave. They are also where men gather to discuss the news of the day; politics; or simply just to visit and catch up with old friends.Read More
Have you ever experienced a shave with a hot towel in the barbershop? If you said “Yes,” then you know what it’s all about and are hopefully looking forward to your next barbershop shave. If you said “No,” then keep reading for you do not know what you’re missing.Read More
My brother, Jason, recently dropped an antique typewriter off at the barbershop. He wanted to give it to my daughter, Kathleen; but she already has an antique typewriter. I suggested he leave it at the shopRead More
Wilkes-Barre was called the Diamond City. Because of the abundance of black diamonds coming from the ground created coal mining, manufacturing, and railroad jobs in the region. This industry flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries ending in the late 1950’s and 60’s.Read More
When I was considering a logo for the barbershop, I wanted to utilize the Carey Crest in some way. The crest design remains the same; but I updated to sable to the barbering colors of red, white, and blue. Within each rose is set a symbol of the tools of the trade, scissor & comb, clipper, and razor.
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The barber shop is considered a step back in time to an era that probably never existed. One might think walking into the shop that time stopped some time back in the 1920's or 30's; but with three clocks prominently displayed on the walls, time certainly has not stopped.Read More
The Agnes Flood of 1972 set a line in time throughout the Wyoming Valley. When I was a kid, my brothers and I searched for treasure among the trash and the mud of our part of Wilkes-Barre. Read more to find the connection between an old barrel lamp and 1972 through Flood Mud.Read More
Phoebe Snow was a fictional advertising icon from the early 1900's. She road the Lackawanna Railroad because it burned clean anthracite coal. This kept her dress ever white. Read more about Phoebe Snow and her love for the Anthracite powered Lackawanna Railroad.Read More
Sitting on a go-kart tire in the shop is an ever growing rubber band ball. Pictured here the ball rests in a a place of honor. Also shown is an older photo of the ball when it was not so grown up.Read More
The coffee table is the resting place for more than just magazines, glasses, cups, and hats. It contains a number of items worth a second look. Open up this entry to read about this special piece of furniture and all it contains.Read More
Welcome to Carey's Avenue Barber Shop. I am Daniel Carey, the barber of course.
The purpose of this blog is to inform and amuse you with things in, around,and going on in the barber shop.
In my shop I have multiple collectibles, antiques, and oddities. When customers come in, most will commonly ask about them, wondering why I have an air-boat propeller, a rubber band ball bigger than most people's heads, a hidden Dalek - for all of my Doctor Who fans, and so much more.
I plan to write every week about something, anything, that's in my shop, going on in the shop, and why I have the things I have in here. My shop is a history lesson of sorts, so come on down for a haircut or a hot towel shave and take a look around while you wait or after you're done. There's something in here for everyone to learn about and enjoy.
As I close each week, I'd like to give you something different. One other thing you may not know; but I am connected to about forty other Daniel Carey's on Facebook. We have club called The Daniel Carey Society. Every member differs in background and comes from all around the globe; but we all share one common thing, we are all named Daniel Carey.