A free sample tin of whitening cream made by the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. The round tin is yellow with black print. On the front is the text [RECOMMENDED FOR BRIGHTENING SALLOW OR DARK SKIN, FOR THE TREATMENT OF TAN, FRECKLE, SKIN-BLOTCH AND FOR CLEARING THE COMPLEXION]. The back contains directions on how to use the product.
The canister is metal with a fitted lid which is a paper label adhered to it. The label primarily reads [Madam Walker / GLOSSINE AND PRESSING OIL / MEDIUM WEIGHT]. The canister has a brushed gold metallic finish. The circular label affixed to the lid is yellow and white with brown inked lettering. The label lists the manufacture’s information [THE MADAME C.J. WALKER MFG. CO./INDIANAPOLIS / INDIANA]. The can has rusting along the lid edge located beneath the manufacturer's address on the attached label as well as along the bottom of the canister. Inside, there is a yellowish product resembling petroleum jelly.
The canister is fitted to a lid that shares a similar color scheme with the main body of the container. The lid has a brown background with yellow text and at its center is a white oval formatted with the Madam CJ Walker logo on its left and the product name [Madam CJWalker/Hair & Scalp/Preparation] written in brown text. The canister has a yellow background with brown text; the side label has a slightly larger white oval than the oval on the lid. It is framed on either side by the Madam CJ Walker logo. The product name is written in brown text in the oval on the can side and reads [Madam CJ Walker/Hair & Scalp Preparation].
The canister is metal with yellow lacquer coloring its external surface. The outside of the canister is covered with textual and illustrative designs in black ink printed on top of the yellow lacquer. The product name [WONDERFUL HAIR GROWER] is written in horizontal text across the center of the lid beneath an ink illustration of a black woman pictured from her shoulders up with her hair down. Beneath the product name are additional lines of text which read [NET CONTENTS 2 OZ/MADE BY/THE MADAM C.J. WALKER/MANUFACTURING CO./INDIANAPOLIS, IND./PRICE 50 CENTS]. Above the illustration and curved to the arc of the lid edge is the brand name of the product in black text [MADAM C. J. WALKERS/TRADE MARK REGISTERED].