Handwritten formula for hair grower

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Created by
Poro College, American, 1918 - 1950s
Written by
Unidentified
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 7/8 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 12.9 cm)
Type
recipes
Date
1915-1953
Description
Handwritten recipe for Hair Grower formula created by Poro College and written on lined paper in blue ink. The recipe reads "Hair Grower /1 pt Vaseline white./ 2 tsp Sulphur/2 1"/"2 tsp. Orriste (sic) root/ 1 tsp Quinine/ Bergamont Oil/ Sift the dry ingredient/ four times then mix/ with vaseline and stir/ as making cake/ oil for flavor perfume/ to suit taste." The recipe has deep creases from folding that have been reinforced with clear tape.
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
2011.170.8
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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