History and a hot shave.

The East is rich with American history, especially between Monticello (Jefferson’s estate) and Gettysburg. Lucky for me, my wonderful parents decided to fly out to D.C. for a week to join me for a rendezvous with history.

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Monticello: Jefferson’s estate. Did you know that all of Jefferson’s cooks were trained in the art of French cuisine?

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A replica of the Wright brothers’ successful aircraft. Did you know that they developed their very own wind tunnel to test various Wing and propeller designs?

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Did you know that the artist misquoted Dr. King on this memorial? (it is not this quote by the way)

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The Washington Monument. Did you know that the first Washington Monument, now in a Smithsonian, was replaced because the public did not respond well to it? (the artist made him look like a Greek god)

The process of a hot shave is quite involved. First, the subject must be willing to participate. As well as the barber (this gentleman has been a barber for over 50 years!) The initial, and final product.

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The process: An initial layer of hot shave cream is applied to the face and let sit for a few minutes. A wonderful hot towel is also applied after the cream has time to soak for a bit. A new layer of cream is applied, the subject is shaved, followed by a second heavenly hot towel. Touch ups are made and after shave is applied. Quite a life changing experience if I do say so myself.

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Sincerely,

Jacob Publicover

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