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Not much is known of this curious scene other than the fact that the chimpanzee is from the Miller Park Zoo. If you know the name of the barber or the location of this shop, contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at library@mchistory.org. Any assistance solving the many mysteries surrounding this photograph would be most welcome.

-- UPDATE! --

One-and-a-half years after posting this we were contacted by a relative of the chimpanzee’s former owner! The chimp, Lulu, was owned by Harry Snyder of Deer Creek. He brought her back from Africa in the 1950’s after a mission trip in Liberia.

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

July 3rd, 2013