Q. What is the origin of the barber pole?

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Barber poles were symbols from the Middle Ages outside barber shops where barbers were also surgeons. Red bloody bandages were attached to the poles.  I will send you an article from Folklore that gives the history.  Yes, Wikipedia talks about it, but I wanted you to have a legitimate source which I found in JSTOR database.

Kathy RUssell

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  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2016
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  • Answered By Kathy Russell

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