A toned gelatin silver print which features a woman in the center foreground of a studio portrait. She wears an elaborate feathered headdress, cape, and gilded corset. The corset has a low hanging fringe of metallic loops which extend past the proper waist and lay against the upper thighs. The woman also wears what appear to be voluminous harem pants. Her PR hand is placed on her PR hip while her PL hand is held aloft just behind her PL hip. The background behind her is a backdrop of a formal interior; a chair draped with a quilt features prominently in the bottom right corner of the foreground.
Sheet music for the song Play That Barber Shop Chord. The front cover of the sheet music features an image of a man in blackface wearing a tuxedo and top hat. The man is set against a background of music bars and notes. On the top of the front cover, red and black type reads: [PLAY THAT / BARBER SHOP CHORD]. Above and below the image of the man, black type reads: [PROMINENTLY FEATURED BY / BERT WILLIAMS / Words by / WM. TRACEY / Music by / LEWIS F. MUIR]. At the bottom of the front cover there is a logo for the publisher that reads: [J. Fred Helf Company / 136 West 37th St. N.Y. City / Successor to Helf & Hager Company]. Underneath the logo the number 6 appears in black ink. The inside cover of the sheet music contains music bars and notes printed in black in for a song titled: [Betsy Ross]. The interior of the sheet music contains three pages printed in black ink for the song Play That Barber Shop Chord. The back cover features sheet music in blue ink for a song titled: [My Love Is Greater Than The World].
This diploma from The Lelia College reads "The Lelia College" in large black ornate letters in a curve across the top. Beneath it reads "Indianapolis, Indiana/ For teaching Mme. C.J. Walker's Method of Growing Hair." For full text please see Notes Text Entries Transcription. The diploma is decorated with scrolling swirls around the college name and a stylized border around the edge. The paper is yellowed and creased and torn along some of the creases. The diploma is surrounded by a white matting and dark brown wooden frame with a glassed front. On the back of the frame is a white sticker with red and black text. It reads "Enterprising Women: / 250 Years of American Business / National Heritage Museum / BU 3.4-WF Wall Frame No. 3.5.22 / Walker, Madam C. J. (1867-1919) / Lelia College Diploma / A'Lelia Bundles/Walker Family Collection / All venues."