After the hairdressing salon closed, a company specialized in teaching material moved in. Originally a Kommanditgesellschaft (KG - limited company), it became during the former German Democratic Republic period a Volkseigener Betrieb (VEB - People-owned enterprise). The premises seem to have been empty since the collapse of the GDR.
The part underneath was painted three times. The more recent layer reads
|VEB Teaching Material|
... ... Krause KG
... ... Krause Ltd
The rather unusual Puppenarbeiten must be replaced in the context of the late nineteenth-early twentieth century, when dolls' hair would have been made of human hair. Given the cost of some dolls, especially porcelain ones, a visit to the hairdresser's is something some middle-class families might have considered to keep their prized possessions in a good state.
Location: Talstraße, Meissen, Sachsen / Pictures taken on: 20/12/2009