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Advertisement for the Poro System agency

Catalog Data

Distributed by:
Poro System, American, 1902 - 1951  Search this
Printed by:
St. Louis Embossing Inc., American  Search this
Subject of:
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s  Search this
Owned by:
Lucille Brown, American, 1892 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 7/16 × 13 9/16 × 1/8 in. (26.5 × 34.4 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place made:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1925
Description:
A cardboard sign advertising Annie Malone’s “Poro” System agency. The advertisement is red, white, blue, and yellow. The product name is centered at the top of the sign in a blue rectangular field with white text outlined in light blue that reads, [“PORO” / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.]. Below is a rectangular field bordered in a blue and green floral motif. The field itself is dominated by a red and white vertical striped banner outlined in gold and blue, resembling an American flag bunting. At the top of the banner is a light blue oval with decorative flourishes. In the center of the oval is dark blue text in varying fonts that read, [For / HAIR AND SKIN]. At the bottom of the banner is a yellow rectangular box with dark blue text that reads, [AGENCY]. There are two holes punched along the top, middle edge for hanging the sign. On the bottom left corner of the sign is blue text that reads [This sign remains the property of / PORO COLLEGE, ST. LOUIS, MO.]. The embosser’s mark is on the bottom right corner. There is an inscription in pencil on the back of the sign.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Beauty schools  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:
2016.90.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
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/fd566dccea5-167a-4f28-a5bb-9c14b7a93a45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.90.4