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[Business Record Archive of a Small-Town Ohio Beauty Salon]

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[Business Record Archive of a Small-Town Ohio Beauty Salon]

450.00

The 1969-1974 business records of Marian's Beauty Shop, a Tiffin, Ohio (a NW Ohio town of approximately 17,000), home-based salon owned and operated by a Marian Droll (b.1930). According to her 2016 obituary, Droll graduated from Tiffin Beauty College in 1964 and worked as a beautician for 39 years in addition to being a homemaker (and later school bus driver). 

The Salon appears to have consistently grossed between $4000-4500 annually, with expenses hovering around $1500. Expenses and income are meticulously recorded in ledgers and complete receipts are preserved in monthly envelopes (excepting 1971, those receipts appear perished). Droll's appointment books record client names and services (typically coded with abbreviations: "S+S" ; "H.C." ; "P.W" ; etc...). The shop appears to have been closed on Sundays and Mondays, with mid-week traffic typically lite, and the majority of business coming on Fridays and Saturdays.

The home-based salon provided an early, entrepreneurial point of entry for women in the workplace, allowing them the flexibility to contribute financially to the household while maintaining a traditional presence in the home. This archive provides a detailed and revealing glimpse into the nuts and bolts financial operations of a female-owned, Midwestern, home-based beauty salon in the 1960's and 1970's. 

[Beauty]. [Business Record Archive of a Small-Town Ohio Beauty Salon]. (Tiffin, Ohio): (1969-1974). 3 - 4to. cloth over board ledger books (uniform, with titles: BEAUTICIAN / SIMPLIFIED BOOKKEEPING / "THE JOHNSON SYSTEMS" in ink to front) ; 10 - 4to. appointment books in plastic-comb bound wraps ; dozens of envelopes filled with monthly expense receipts ; 3 marketing publications (2 folding card brochures for hair coloring products ; 1 folding hardcover booklet titled: COLOR ESSENCE by Helene Curtis). Approximately 1 linear foot of material. Likely basement stored and with a faint odor of must to contents, with some occasional foxing. Appointment and ledger books with some noticeable bowing. Overall about good.

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The 1969-1974 business records of Marian's Beauty Shop, a Tiffin, Ohio (a NW Ohio town of approximately 17,000), home-based salon owned and operated by a Marian Droll (b.1930). According to her 2016 obituary, Droll graduated from Tiffin Beauty College in 1964 and worked as a beautician for 39 years in addition to being a homemaker (and later school bus driver). 

The Salon appears to have consistently grossed between $4000-4500 annually, with expenses hovering around $1500. Expenses and income are meticulously recorded in ledgers and complete receipts are preserved in monthly envelopes (excepting 1971, those receipts appear perished). Droll's appointment books record client names and services (typically coded with abbreviations: "S+S" ; "H.C." ; "P.W" ; etc...). The shop appears to have been closed on Sundays and Mondays, with mid-week traffic typically lite, and the majority of business coming on Fridays and Saturdays.

The home-based salon provided an early, entrepreneurial point of entry for women in the workplace, allowing them the flexibility to contribute financially to the household while maintaining a traditional presence in the home. This archive provides a detailed and revealing glimpse into the nuts and bolts financial operations of a female-owned, Midwestern, home-based beauty salon in the 1960's and 1970's. 

[Beauty]. [Business Record Archive of a Small-Town Ohio Beauty Salon]. (Tiffin, Ohio): (1969-1974). 3 - 4to. cloth over board ledger books (uniform, with titles: BEAUTICIAN / SIMPLIFIED BOOKKEEPING / "THE JOHNSON SYSTEMS" in ink to front) ; 10 - 4to. appointment books in plastic-comb bound wraps ; dozens of envelopes filled with monthly expense receipts ; 3 marketing publications (2 folding card brochures for hair coloring products ; 1 folding hardcover booklet titled: COLOR ESSENCE by Helene Curtis). Approximately 1 linear foot of material. Likely basement stored and with a faint odor of must to contents, with some occasional foxing. Appointment and ledger books with some noticeable bowing. Overall about good.