Company contract for Poro College

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Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Subject of
Kennedy, Ida Miller, American
Signed by
Unidentified
Brown, Lucille, American, 1892 - 1960
Brown, Elder, American, 1889 - 1949
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14 x 8 1/2 in. (35.6 x 21.6 cm)
Type
contracts
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 7, 1919
Description
This is a contract for the Poro College Company regarding the instruction of treating the scalp and hair. Fourteen conditions are included in the contract regarding the correct use for Poro instruction method, the cost of taking the course, and the sharing of the instruction method, and the establishment of a Poro agency within the city of the pupil upon graduation. The last page of the contract is signed by Lucille Brown as the agent and witnessed by Mr. Elder Brown of Weir, Mississippi, as well as an illegible signature of Ackerman, Mississippi. Mrs. Ida Miller C. Kennedy signed as a pupil. The contract is signed on March 7, 1919. The center front cover has ""Poro" College Company/ Annie M. Pope-Turnbo Malone/ Founder" in black text. For all signatures and inscriptions, please see Inscription fields on the Other tabs.
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
2011.170.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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