A sign reading "HOPE SCHOOL" in relief and composed from rectangular profile pieces of wood that are nailed to a wood board with a square attached frame. All pieces are nailed together, although there might also be glue. The sign is painted white and the letters appear to have been painted black over the white.
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)
Rectangular cardboard sign featuring black and white text against an orange background. At the top left is a black text on a white field that reads "AUTHORIZED / AGENT." To the bottom right of the box is a decorative white swirl. The rest of the sign is filled with black text outlined in white. It reads "Mme. C. J. Walker's / SYSTEM / AND / PREPARATIONS". There is a heavy black underline under the name Walker. A black line forms a border around the outer edges of the sign. A black cord is strung through two holes at the top center. The sign is currently housed in a dark wooden frame with white mat board and glass front. On the back of the frame is a museum label from a previous exhibit.