Diploma issued to Lucille Brown from Poro College

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  • Image for Diploma issued to Lucille Brown from Poro College
  • Image for Diploma issued to Lucille Brown from Poro College
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Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Received by
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Medium
ink on paper with foil and cloth
Dimensions
16 1/8 × 20 1/4 × 1/2 in. (41 × 51.4 × 1.3 cm)
Type
diplomas
Place made
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 19, 1915
Description
This is a Poro College diploma received by Lucille Brown. On the diploma in the lower left corner is a gold, embossed, seal with a purple ribbon. The diploma is printed in black text with blanks provided throughout for filling in information about the recipient, the date, and the person conferring the degree. Under the blanks are lines of red ink. From the top of the page text reads "Poro College/ &/ Scalp Treatment and Hair Culture/ St. Louis, Mo./ Established in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred/ Know all Parties by these Presents, That/ Lucille Brown/has completed a full course of instruction in the treatment of the scalp and the culture of the/ hair, as prescribed by the Poro System./ And has passed such examinations as to satisfactorily demonstrate her ability to properly apply the intricate methods thereto./ Now, therefore, by virtue of the power vested in us, we have granted this/ DIPLOMA/ with all of the privileges attendant thereupon./ In Witness Whereof, We, the President and Secretary, have subscribed our names and caused this seal/ of the College to be affixed hereunto, this Nineteenth day of March 1915./ Annie M. Pope Turnbo President/ Maudelle McMurray Secretary/ Territory Weir and McCool, Miss."
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
African American
Beauty salons (Beauty shops)
Beauty schools
Business
Cosmetics
Education
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.170.4
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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