Great picture. I've always wondered where the red-white-blue sign up at barber shops comes from. It seems to be a worldwide standard sign. I remember them from my childhood (in Belgium) - when the shop was open, the sign was lighted and spinning...
Thank you. This one no longer spins, and I think it's a women's "beauty" shop, as well.Here's a link that talks about the history of the barber pole. Quite interesting, and it does appear to be universal.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber's_pole#Origin_in_hairdressing_and_surgery
Mystery solved! Thanks for the link!
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