This black and white photograph depicts twelve women, three men, and one boy. The women all stand a row wearing light-colored shirts and dark skirts, except one woman fifth from the right, who wears a light-colored skirt. The women all face the left and stand at an angle. Seated in wooden chairs in front of the women are three men. The man on the left wears a light-colored suit, while the man in the middle sits facing the camera wearing a dark suit and light-colored or white shirt. The man on the right also wears a dark suit and a light-colored or white shirt and is seated at an angle facing the left. On the ground next to each man is a hat. Behind the man on the right is a small boy standing, leaning on the back of the chair. He wears a light-colored shirt, dark pants, and is barefoot. The group is photographed outside on a lawn next to a brick building. There is a barred window in the wall behind the women. On the reverse of the photograph is an inscription noting Elder and Lucille Brown.
This is a Poro contract from the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo. On the first page is an undated and unsigned Contract for the Poro System of Hair Treatment and Instruction. Included in the contract are the cost of the course, the proper use of the course instruction, and the subsequent teaching of the course. Along the top of the contract is the letterhead for the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo in large letters that reads "OFFICE OF/ MRS. ANNIE M. POPE-TURNBO/ NO.3100 PINE STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. / The "PORO" System of Hair Treatment and Instruction." On the second page is a Poro College Subsequent pupil agreement signed by Lucille Brown and others. The agreement reiterates the contract conditions. Along the bottom right corner of the agreement are the signatures for Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell and Mrs. Lucille Brown, who have signed as pupils for the Poro College instruction. Witnesses to the agreement are in the bottom left corner ""PORO"/ Trade Mark, Registered in U. S. Patent Office, Jan. 5, 1907. Preparation for Treatment of the Hair. / IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, said instructor and said subsequent pupil have hereunto affixed their/ signatures and seals at Weir and McCool Miss. / this 15th day of March 1915/ Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell "SEAL"/ Mrs. Lucille Brown "SEAL"/ WITNESSES: / Prof. Elder Brown/ Rev. C.[?] H. Maxwell."
This is a contract for the Poro College Company regarding the instruction of treating the scalp and hair. Fourteen conditions are included in the contract regarding the correct use for Poro instruction method, the cost of taking the course, and the sharing of the instruction method, and the establishment of a Poro agency within the city of the pupil upon graduation. The last page of the contract is signed by Lucille Brown as the agent and witnessed by Mr. Elder Brown of Weir, Mississippi, as well as an illegible signature of Ackerman, Mississippi. Mrs. Ida Miller C. Kennedy signed as a pupil. The contract is signed on March 7, 1919. The center front cover has ""Poro" College Company/ Annie M. Pope-Turnbo Malone/ Founder" in black text. For all signatures and inscriptions, please see Inscription fields on the Other tabs.