OK, so I admit this is outside of Uptown, by a pretty wide margin. This shot was taken in Roger’s Park (where I lived) while I was going to Uptown. Chicago was filled in ingenious entrepreneurs, one of the things that made the city so great. During the 1960s and 1970s when long hair was “in,” people cut their hair less frequently. To make up the shortfall in revenue, Harold (shown sitting) took on a new product line; he began selling plants and renamed his business, Harold’s Tropical Plant and Barber Shop. I think he sold more plants than haircuts. When he wasn’t busy, you could find him in his barber chair reading a newspaper. I loved this place. Barbers are always great conversationalists.