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Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s  Search this
Owned by:
Lucille Brown, American, 1892 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 12.9 cm)
Type:
recipes
Date:
1915-1953
Description:
Handwritten recipe for Hair Grower formula created by Poro College and written on lined paper in blue ink. The recipe reads "Hair Grower /1 pt Vaseline white./ 2 tsp Sulphur/2 1"/"2 tsp. Orriste (sic) root/ 1 tsp Quinine/ Bergamont Oil/ Sift the dry ingredient/ four times then mix/ with vaseline and stir/ as making cake/ oil for flavor perfume/ to suit taste." The recipe has deep creases from folding that have been reinforced with clear tape.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)  Search this
Beauty schools  Search this
Business  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.170.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5af34b28c-2b04-4324-ba3b-7925f9f072d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.170.8