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.
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.