Typewritten formula for Poro hair rinse

Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Used by
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Owned by
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Date
1915-1953
On View
Concourse 2, C 2053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (11.7 x 21.3 cm)
Description
This is a half sheet of paper with the formula for making Poro Hair Rinse. The typed text is centered on the page and justified on the left. The title is centered. The text reads "F ORMULA (sic) FOR MAKING THE PORO RINSE./ Break 1 egg into a pint of luke warm water and beat/ thoroughly. Strain this mixture through a piece of/fine cheese-cloth into another pint of luke warm/ water, and add a teaspoonful of Bay Rum or a few drops/ of some good perfume. Pour the whole mixture into a/ basin in which the hair is to be rinsed and add/ sufficient water to make 1 gallon. Use 1 egg to a head." The paper has multiple creases from folding.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Place used
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Type
recipes
Topic
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Beauty schools
Business
Cosmetics
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.170.16
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52e40d959-ca75-4658-8f1e-97d9c4bce229
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