Writing stories… names are important!
Mr. Glatzer was originally written as a goldsmith, then the story showed that this is the wrong social class, and he changed into a barber. From 1840 to 1880, Germans were the largest group of immigrants. Before that, white were not ‘menial’ barbers, but the new immigrants did not have any problems doing “Negro” jobs, and just hung up their store signs.
What does “Glatzer” mean?
You might think it is related to “Glazer” or glass/window repairs.
It means “Baldy.”
Good name for a barber!
I did not actually know this when I chose the name 🙂