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Photograph of a convention of Madam C.J. Walker agents at Villa Lewaro

Photograph by:
R.E. Mercer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
A'Lelia Walker, American, 1885 - 1931  Search this
Vertner Woodson Tandy, American, 1885 - 1949  Search this
Villa Lewaro, founded 1918  Search this
Medium:
photographic paper
Dimensions:
Photograph: H x W: 10 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (27.3 x 33.7 cm)
Backing Board: H x W: 13 15/16 x 17 1/16 in. (35.4 x 43.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Irvington, Westchester County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1924
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Photography  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:
2013.153.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56eda137b-3823-4d88-80bc-a02a1c1b2fdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.10
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Text Book of the Madam C. J. Walker Schools of Beauty Culture

Published by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Owned by:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
cardboard and cloth, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 6 5/16 x 5/8 in. (23.5 x 16 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty schools  Search this
Business  Search this
Education  Search this
Social life and customs  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:
2013.153.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1940 The Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53f059a32-2817-465d-9b3e-7b59a2839c04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.1

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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (19.1 x 6 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
badges
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  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:
2013.153.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd511fc5660-0194-4e48-af69-a10dc2905221
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.2.2
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Printing plate for "Plain Talk to Men"

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (27.1 x 7 x 0.5 cm)
Type:
printing plates
Date:
1906-1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  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:
2013.153.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58c3faaa0-617a-43e1-96d5-31dbaaa382bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.5
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Photograph of Madam C.J. Walker

Photograph by:
Addison N. Scurlock, American, 1883 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (15.1 x 10 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1912
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Social reform  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:
2013.153.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56c3eabb0-d7ff-4fa5-ad7a-b790794fe5e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.8
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Tin for Madame Walker Glossine and Pressing Oil

Manufactured by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
alloy steel , organic material
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 × 1 5/8 in. (12.7 × 4.1 cm)
Type:
cosmetics
Place made:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s - 1960s
Topic:
African American  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, Gift of Linda Crichlow White in honor of her aunt, Edna Stevens McIntyre
Object number:
2011.59.34
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52cc03fd1-7107-4d05-be48-f9d17ae47684
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.59.34
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Check signed by Madam C. J. Walker

Printed by:
American Fletcher National Bank, American, founded 1839  Search this
Issued by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Signed by:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Subject of:
Carson Pirie Scott & Co., American, founded 1854  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 7 13/16 in. (7.6 x 19.8 cm)
Type:
checks
Place used:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 13, 1912
Topic:
African American  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:
2013.153.13
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b31ee8f2-9deb-4a59-ac96-76c939c52d2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.13
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Sign for authorized agent of Mme. C.J. Walker's

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
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
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
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
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Printing plate for "Mme C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppes"

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Medium:
metal and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 3/16 x 6 7/8 x 13/16 in. (5.6 x 17.5 x 2.1 cm)
Type:
printing plates
Date:
1906-1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Mass media  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:
2013.153.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5158fef69-29c4-481b-84fd-c06334453d61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.4
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Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

Published 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
Booker T. Washington, American, 1856 - 1915  Search this
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Roland Hayes, American, 1887 - 1977  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Charles Clinton Spaulding, American, 1874 - 1952  Search this
Robert Russa Moton, American, 1867 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: H x W: 21 1/4 x 15 5/16 in. (54 x 38.9 cm)
Frame: H x W: 23 1/4 x 16 7/8 x 1 in. (59.1 x 42.9 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Date:
1906-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Men  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:
2013.153.11.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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/fd5f4e10987-50c9-4a9f-afb4-835a65a2d96d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.11.1
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Badge from Madam C.J. Walker convention

Manufactured by:
Bastian Brothers Company, American, founded 1895  Search this
Photograph by:
Addison N. Scurlock, American, 1883 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Alice Gause  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy), gold, lithographic ink on paper, metal, plastic and nitrocellulose
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (11 x 6.1 x 0.8 cm)
Type:
portraits
badges
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Patricia Heaston
Object number:
2008.15.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e8a7618a-f7e6-479a-a3e0-09773a84bc96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.15.2
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Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
A'Lelia Walker, American, 1885 - 1931  Search this
Mae Walker, American, 1898 - 1945  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: H x W: 21 3/8 x 15 5/16 in. (54.3 x 38.9 cm)
Frame: H x W: 22 7/8 x 16 7/8 in. (58.1 x 42.9 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Date:
1906-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  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:
2013.153.11.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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/fd5193d9db0-7d62-423d-bc6b-5aed33d0df89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.11.2
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Badge from the National Convention of Madam C. J. Walker's Agents

Manufactured by:
Bastian Brothers Company, American, founded 1895  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Medium:
metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 2 5/16 x 5/8 in. (23.5 x 5.9 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
badges
Place made:
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1917
Topic:
African American  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:
2013.153.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5affad2ca-81c9-4c7b-a67b-fc7ebef4f566
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.2.1
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Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower

Manufactured by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 3/4 × 13/16 in. (7 × 2.1 cm)
Type:
canisters
Place made:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1910s - 1920s
Topic:
African American  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, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number:
2011.159.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd571defd30-ed77-4786-a4a4-37dbb9f3fc6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.159.6

Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation

Manufactured by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 5/8 × 1 1/16 in. (6.7 × 2.7 cm)
Type:
canisters
Place made:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s - 1960s
Topic:
African American  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, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number:
2011.159.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dcbf64c4-bd95-4c1c-abaa-9a9f08b4acd2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.159.4

Cream silk shawl with floral embroidery worn by Madam C.J. Walker

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Owned by:
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 76 x 72 in. (193 x 182.9 cm) [including fringe]
Type:
shawls
Date:
ca. 1912
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  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:
2013.153.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a85bb254-3dfa-4ced-8435-471948e39265
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.7

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