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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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Business card of Mme. Dovie Wright, hair culturist

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Dovie Wright Jordan, American  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 in. (4.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
business cards
Place used:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1917
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 A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number:
2013.153.12.2
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/fd5d4267e56-94cb-488d-b185-20fe63f0edb1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.12.2
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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

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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Business card of Jordan's Beauty Parlor

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Dovie Wright Jordan, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 in. (4.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
business cards
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
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)  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:
2013.153.12.3
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/fd55604bed7-e592-44ca-8102-60f572d5c0a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.12.3
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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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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/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
See more items in:
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
Online Media:

Tin for Madam C. J. Walker's "Tan-Off"

Created by:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Medium:
metal, dyes
Dimensions:
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (4.1 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
canisters
Place made:
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1920s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Colorism  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.177.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58a521efd-0656-439e-8c5b-40ef831263c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.177.2
Online Media:

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
Online Media:

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
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/fd5f4e10987-50c9-4a9f-afb4-835a65a2d96d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.11.1
Online Media:

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
Online Media:

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
Online Media:

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
Online Media:

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
See more items in:
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
See more items in:
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

Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 6

Title:
16mm motion picture film of Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies: Reel 6
Directed by:
Rev. S. S. Jones, American, 1869 - 1936  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Madame C.J. Walker School of Beauty Culture, American, 1910 - 1985  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Can (c): metal
Dimensions:
Duration: 11 Minutes
Length (Film): 300 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Rentiesville, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Summit, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1924-1928
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
American West  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Beauty schools  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Naomi Long Madgett
Object number:
2011.79.6.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50d787028-cf15-42f0-8527-ae7fcbb0eaa7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.79.6.1abc

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