By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:11 pm Fri, Apr 26, 2013
A sign warning long-haired customers they will be sent to the back of the line. Reportedly from a Singapore post office, late 1960s.
Would have been perfect if it had hung in the window of a barber shop.
What if they tie it back in a bun?
blatant discrimination by balding men over 30!
I’m still waiting.
Would you care to reconsider?
These guys were just waiting to get burned by that clever guy in the “Five Man Electrical Band”
Ha! Imagine that!
There’s a burger joint near my work in Texas where they proudly display old photos of the owner refusing to serve the “long-hairs” in the late 1960’s.
Wow, I remember those. Lived in Singapore in the early 70’s. Singapore actually had a law that you couldn’t have long hair, punishable by a few whips of the cane. In our case, American expat teenagers, if we got caught, the police would just take us to the Westin barbershop. Had that happen twice. Brings back memories…
There’s an exhibit currently at the Singapore National Library about all the campaigns of the past decades, including the “Campaign Against Long Unkempt Hair Among Males.” My favorite was the “Eat Frozen Pork” campaign (from 1985 when the government was shutting down local pig farms).
Males With Long Hair Will Be Attended to Last – great album title
So THAT’S what’s been going on all this time!
I too remember those signs from when I lived in Singapore in the late ’60’s / early ’70’s. They were posted places like the airport and post offices. Probably most government buildings, now that I think about it, although at my young age the airport and the P.O. were the only places I interacted with government agencies. Synchronistically, I’d been looking for a copy recently for a personal project, so I’m glad BB posted about it. Thanks!
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