|From page 146 of the 1819 Farnsworth Cincinnati city directory|
My Tibbetts clan moved from Maine about 1816 to the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area (Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky), and I suspect Jeremiah is some sort of cousin of mine, although how I have yet to determine. Generally the Tibbetts men seemed to be involved in things like tanning, glass blowing, and river boat captaining, so a hair dresser in the midst was a most unexpected find.
As yet I have not found any advertising for this Emperor of the West! in Cincinnati newspapers, but I did find some contemporary advertisements in other states to get a flavor of what might have been offered at Jeremiah's establishment:
|John Rolington, Hair Dresser and Barber, in Frederick-town, Maryland in 1818. Advertisement. Date: Saturday, July 4, 1818 Paper: Republican Gazette and General Advertiser (Fredericktown, Maryland) Page: 3 From GenealogyBank.com|
|William DeVaughn, Barber & Hair Dresser, in Alexandria, Virginia in 1822. Advertisement Date: Saturday, June 1, 1822 Paper: Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia) Page: 1 From GenealogyBank.com|
|Example of hair a la Titus. Mother and Child by A. Buck, 1808 (detail). From the V&A Museum. taken from Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion (a nice little site, BTW).|
|What fashionable men of the time might aspire to. from Litho of a self-portrait by Jean-Louis-Andre-Theodore Gericault 1816, taken from Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion|
Edited to add:
Jeremiah has apparently intrigued interested parties for almost a century, as he is mentioned in this 1919 Cincinnati newspaper article on past Cincinnati "tonsorial artists" (hat tip Pat Hartley):
|Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 Jul 1919, Thu, Page 6. From Newspapers.com|
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