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My rendition of the infamous barber chair at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia PA.

One of many I’m sure will be posted on here as it is a very interesting subject to shoot. Rumour has it this chair was used for more then just a shave and trim. No one wants to say what really went on behind these bars.

Built in 1822 the prison became a model for some 300 other prisons around the world with it’s hub and spoke design. The prison was open until 1971.

Nikon D80, 17-55, 1/20, f/7.1, @30mm, ISO 400.

uploaded 4-11-10


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  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Thanks Tallow, very appreciated!

    – ericseyes

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Eric

  • Thanks Paul, can’t imagine what this chair might have been used for.

    – ericseyes

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Excellent Eric.. What a terrific find to capture.

  • Thanks, I think it’s everyone’s favorite thing to see.

    – ericseyes

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Fabulous Eric.

  • Thanks Gary!

    – ericseyes

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 4 years ago

    Great colors and light!

  • Thanks Lori, are you lammenting not coming yet :)?

    – ericseyes

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 4 years ago

    Interesting indeed! Yeesh. Scary.

  • It was, but fascinating all at the same time. This was the perfect time of day with the light at just the right angle to it.

    – ericseyes

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 4 years ago

    Short back and Sides please :)) Awesome picture Eric.

  • Thanks CJ, much more eerie in person!

    – ericseyes

  • elisab
    elisabover 4 years ago

    The chair must have so many stories it could tell. Nice shot.

  • I’m sure and we probably wouldn’t want to hear some of them.

    – ericseyes

  • Crystal Zacharias
    Crystal Zachariasover 4 years ago

    Great colors!

  • Thanks Crystal, seeing it in person is much more dramatic then a picture.

    – ericseyes

  • olosorio
    olosorioover 4 years ago

    I love your treatment and the color. it’s great.

  • Thank you very much for commenting and for the fav!

    – ericseyes

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