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Advertisement for the Poro System Scalp and Hair Treatment

Catalog Data

Distributed by:
Poro System, American, 1902 - 1951  Search this
Subject of:
Annie Malone, American, 1869 - 1957  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard with string
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 11/16 × 13 7/8 in. (27.2 × 35.2 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1917
Description:
A cardboard sign advertising the “Poro” System Scalp and Hair Treatment developed by Annie Malone. The advertisement is white with a gold border. The product name is centered towards the top of the sign in green text that reads, [“TRADE / PORO / MARK” / SYSTEM] in green ink with the words [TRADE] and [MARK] printed vertically to bookend the word [PORO]. Below is green and yellow text in varying fonts, that read, [SCALP AND HAIR TREATMENT / 1st TREATMENT INCLUDING / 1 BOX “PORO’ HAIR GROWER .… $1.50 / FOLLOWING TREATMENTS GIVEN / Every 2 Weeks …. $1.00 / [ditto mark] 3 [ditto mark] …. 1.00 / More than 4 Weeks …. 1.00 / “PORO” HAIR GROWER / PER / BOX / .50 / AGENTS WORKING FOR LESS WILL NOT BE SUPPLIED / Mrs. Ann Pope Turnbo Malone / Poro Corner St. Louis, MO.]. To the left of the text are two graphics of a glass bottle filled with a yellow solution and a tin. The illustrated labels on the bottle and tin identify them as “Poro” Hair Grower products. There are two holes punched along the top, middle edge of the sign and a piece of string has been threaded through and knotted into a loop for hanging the sign. There is an inscription in pencil on the back of the sign.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
American West  Search this
Business  Search this
Hair  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.90.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd534979014-9981-4f80-853f-8c0a5c2ff698
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.90.3