c. late 1930s-1940: Shaving with an axe

Kelly axe salesman is shown above demonstrating the keen edge of his product on a Ranger School student

One man shaves another man with an axe on forestry Field Day

“During the late 30’s, traveling salesmen would try to show their superior goods”

History of the Wanakena Ranger School

Sources: University of Florida Digital Collections  / History of the Wanakena Ranger School

Source: See above

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2 Responses

  1. Glenn

    That’s a double bladed ax, so when one edge gets soaped up, you just flip it to the other, then rinse off both. Just like my DE.


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