Greatest Generation Throwback Thursday

Owner Charles Rouyer, far right, cuts hair in the Majestic Barbershop’s first location in the Majestic Hotel in 1920 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The shop, a longtime downtown fixture, first opened in February 1906 in the Majestic Hotel, where it remained until April 1962, when the hotel was demolished.

Each Throwback Thursday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the G.I. Generation. Born from 1901 to 1926, the G.I. Generation is also known as the Greatest Generation that won World War II. The core values of the G.I. Generation were leading honorably and dreaming big. The G.I. Generation was molded by the first World War, the Roaring ’20s and a time of massive growth, expansion and technological wonders. They were ordinary Americans who accomplished extraordinary things and oversaw growth that built the most powerful middle class in the nation’s history. The leaders of the G.I. Generation believed in character, togetherness, humility and compassion.