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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper on cardboard with string
Dimensions:
H x W (sign): 11 1/4 x 17 1/16 in. (28.6 x 43.3 cm)
frame: 18 3/16 x 23 5/8 x 13/16 in. (46.2 x 60 x 2.1 cm)
Type:
signs
Date:
ca. 1930
Description:
Rectangular cardboard sign featuring black and white text against an orange background. At the top left is a black text on a white field that reads "AUTHORIZED / AGENT." To the bottom right of the box is a decorative white swirl. The rest of the sign is filled with black text outlined in white. It reads "Mme. C. J. Walker's / SYSTEM / AND / PREPARATIONS". There is a heavy black underline under the name Walker. A black line forms a border around the outer edges of the sign. A black cord is strung through two holes at the top center. The sign is currently housed in a dark wooden frame with white mat board and glass front. On the back of the frame is a museum label from a previous exhibit.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number:
2013.153.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52d054a30-b5c6-419a-9896-37617dc971d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.6