Minneapolis, 1979 (by Craig Carlson)
Update: The human encyclopedia that is Alan Freed clued me in to this photo’s location. You’re looking at a slice of 2713 South Hennepin, home to a salon called Scissors Circus. For many years, from 1977 to 1993, a billboard-sized photograph of four Danskin-clad models stretched across the entire face of the Scissors Circus building. It became a frequent target for angry feminists armed with paint bombs. Eventually, the salon’s owner, Bob Cummings, converted part of the building into office space and replaced the big billboard with a much smaller version. The downsized billboard is still on display today at what is now called Haven Salon.
Photo via Craig Carlson High-res

Minneapolis, 1979 (by Craig Carlson)

Update: The human encyclopedia that is Alan Freed clued me in to this photo’s location. You’re looking at a slice of 2713 South Hennepin, home to a salon called Scissors Circus. For many years, from 1977 to 1993, a billboard-sized photograph of four Danskin-clad models stretched across the entire face of the Scissors Circus building. It became a frequent target for angry feminists armed with paint bombs. Eventually, the salon’s owner, Bob Cummings, converted part of the building into office space and replaced the big billboard with a much smaller version. The downsized billboard is still on display today at what is now called Haven Salon.

Photo via Craig Carlson