Bicycle of a Mexican Barber by John Gutmann (1937)

The photograph titled “Bicycle of a Mexican Barber” is an artistic work captured by John Gutmann in San Antonio in the year 1937. It depicts an intricately adorned bicycle with a collection of shiny metallic horns attached to the handlebars and front of the bike. The horns vary in size and shape, and they are likely used for both functional signaling and decorative purposes. The bicycle also features a large headlamp and what appears to be a fur or tassel accessory, adding to its unique and ornamental character. The photo is a black and white image which gives emphasis to the reflective surfaces of the metal parts, enhancing their visual impact. Gutmann’s photograph captures a moment of creativity and personal expression through the customization of a common object.

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