Enrollment Certificate to Poro College for Lucille Brown

Image for Enrollment Certificate to Poro College for Lucille Brown
Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Received by
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Signed by
Malone, Annie, American, 1869 - 1957
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in. (27.8 x 21.4 cm)
Type
certificates
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 19, 1915
Description
This is a certificate of enrollment for Lucille Brown as an agent for Poro products. Also included on the certificate are instructions for treating hair in order to be straightened, instructions for selling Poro products, prices for products and selling suggestions. In the upper left and right corners are black and white images of women shown in profile with long, straight hair. Under the left image are the words "4 years ago my hair was only a/ finger length, and my temples/ were bald half way up my head." Above the image are the words "Mrs. A.M. Pope-Turnbo." Under the right image are the words "4 years ago my hair just covered/ my shoulders." Above the image are the words "Mrs. L.L. Roberts." Between the images are the words ""PORO"/ Hair Growers/ We Grew Our Hair, Now Let/ Us Grow Yours With/ "PORO"/ MRS. A. M. POPE-TURNBO/ 3100 PINE STREET/ St. Louis, Mo. March 19 1915/ Mrs. Lucille Brown/ Wier and McCool, Miss." The bottom quarter of the page is a price list of Poro products. At the bottom left corner, handwritten in ink, are the words "Poro Special Hair Grower 40¢ / Poro Letter C[illegible] 75¢."
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
African American
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
2011.170.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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