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LORETTA WALSH BEAUTY SHOP

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The early part of the 1900s was an exciting time of new inventions for women. Though the early permanent wave machines looked very strange, with separate wires leading to each chemical-wrapped curl, they were the most modern, and many women wanted to try the new style. New stores called beauty shops began to open. Photo courtesy: Central Community Historical Museum
1938 advertisement. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

LORETTA WALSH BEAUTY SHOP. The 1937 Dubuque Consurvey Directory listed 1641 Asbury.