Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
1940s - 1960s
The items in this collection belonged to Edna Stevens McIntyre (May 22, 1917-). She was born in Washington, DC but relocated to Duquesne, PA at the age of 7 or 8 after her mother died. She was raised by a paternal aunt, Ida Stevens Johnson. Edna McIntyre is the aunt of the donor, Linda Crichlow White.
The canister is metal with a fitted lid which is a paper label adhered to it. The label primarily reads [Madam Walker / GLOSSINE AND PRESSING OIL / MEDIUM WEIGHT]. The canister has a brushed gold metallic finish. The circular label affixed to the lid is yellow and white with brown inked lettering. The label lists the manufacture’s information [THE MADAME C.J. WALKER MFG. CO./INDIANAPOLIS / INDIANA]. The can has rusting along the lid edge located beneath the manufacturer's address on the attached label as well as along the bottom of the canister. Inside, there is a yellowish product resembling petroleum jelly.