Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower

Manufactured by
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Date
1910s - 1920s
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 3/4 × 13/16 in. (7 × 2.1 cm)
Description
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].
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place made
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Adornment
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Type
canisters
Topic
Business
Hair
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number
2011.159.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd571defd30-ed77-4786-a4a4-37dbb9f3fc6b
3D Model
10 image(s)