The Bald-Headed Men of America

Apparently there have been several instances of the formation of clubs to serve as fraternal organizations for bald men.

The New York Times has this 1896 report.


Then comes this account in 1920, also from The New York Times.


Then comes this report from 1954.


But sometime after that, the original group must have gone under, because in 1972, John T. Capps, III founded the Bald Headed Men of America. They were profiled in a PBS documentary from 1989, as partially shown below.

Apparently, they are still going strong.

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 01, 2014
     Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations | 1920s | 1950s | 1970s | Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century | Hair and Hairstyling

If I were the police, I'd check very carefully that their office isn't located next to, or across from, a bank vault. Or is that only red-headed ones?
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/01/14 at 09:01 AM
They managed to squeeze a theme song from Niel Innes as well-impressive
Posted by TJ on 03/01/14 at 09:36 AM
How many of you fellas could join this club??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/01/14 at 07:50 PM
Not me. In fact, I need to go to the barber soon - I'm getting curly at the back.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/02/14 at 07:00 AM
lol, the bald feel threatened so they form clubs, strength in numbers 😊
Posted by monis on 07/10/14 at 01:33 PM
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