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Created by:
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s  Search this
Subject of:
Annie Malone, American, 1869 - 1957  Search this
Signed by:
Lucille Brown, American, 1892 - 1960  Search this
Elder Brown, American, 1889 - 1949  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Owned by:
Lucille Brown, American, 1892 - 1960  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
This is a Poro contract from the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo. On the first page is an undated and unsigned Contract for the Poro System of Hair Treatment and Instruction. Included in the contract are the cost of the course, the proper use of the course instruction, and the subsequent teaching of the course. Along the top of the contract is the letterhead for the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo in large letters that reads "OFFICE OF/ MRS. ANNIE M. POPE-TURNBO/ NO.3100 PINE STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. / The "PORO" System of Hair Treatment and Instruction." On the second page is a Poro College Subsequent pupil agreement signed by Lucille Brown and others. The agreement reiterates the contract conditions. Along the bottom right corner of the agreement are the signatures for Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell and Mrs. Lucille Brown, who have signed as pupils for the Poro College instruction. Witnesses to the agreement are in the bottom left corner ""PORO"/ Trade Mark, Registered in U. S. Patent Office, Jan. 5, 1907. Preparation for Treatment of the Hair. / IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, said instructor and said subsequent pupil have hereunto affixed their/ signatures and seals at Weir and McCool Miss. / this 15th day of March 1915/ Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell "SEAL"/ Mrs. Lucille Brown "SEAL"/ WITNESSES: / Prof. Elder Brown/ Rev. C.[?] H. Maxwell."
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African American  Search this
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)  Search this
Beauty schools  Search this
Business  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Women  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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