Contract for the Poro System of Hair Treatment and signed pupil agreement

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Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Subject of
Malone, Annie, American, 1869 - 1957
Signed by
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Brown, Elder, American, 1889 - 1949
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type
contracts
Place used
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
1915
Description
This is a Poro contract from the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo. On the first page is an undated and unsigned Contract for the Poro System of Hair Treatment and Instruction. Included in the contract are the cost of the course, the proper use of the course instruction, and the subsequent teaching of the course. Along the top of the contract is the letterhead for the office of Annie Pope-Turnbo in large letters that reads "OFFICE OF/ MRS. ANNIE M. POPE-TURNBO/ NO.3100 PINE STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. / The "PORO" System of Hair Treatment and Instruction." On the second page is a Poro College Subsequent pupil agreement signed by Lucille Brown and others. The agreement reiterates the contract conditions. Along the bottom right corner of the agreement are the signatures for Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell and Mrs. Lucille Brown, who have signed as pupils for the Poro College instruction. Witnesses to the agreement are in the bottom left corner ""PORO"/ Trade Mark, Registered in U. S. Patent Office, Jan. 5, 1907. Preparation for Treatment of the Hair. / IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, said instructor and said subsequent pupil have hereunto affixed their/ signatures and seals at Weir and McCool Miss. / this 15th day of March 1915/ Mrs. Grozelia B. Maxwell "SEAL"/ Mrs. Lucille Brown "SEAL"/ WITNESSES: / Prof. Elder Brown/ Rev. C.[?] H. Maxwell."
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
2011.170.5
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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