Tin for Madame Walker Glossine and Pressing Oil

Manufactured by
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Date
1940s - 1960s
On View
Concourse 2, C 2053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Medium
alloy steel , organic material
Dimensions
Diameter: 5 × 1 5/8 in. (12.7 × 4.1 cm)
Caption
The items in this collection belonged to Edna Stevens McIntyre (May 22, 1917-). She was born in Washington, DC but relocated to Duquesne, PA at the age of 7 or 8 after her mother died. She was raised by a paternal aunt, Ida Stevens Johnson. Edna McIntyre is the aunt of the donor, Linda Crichlow White.
Description
The canister is metal with a fitted lid which is a paper label adhered to it. The label primarily reads [Madam Walker / GLOSSINE AND PRESSING OIL / MEDIUM WEIGHT]. The canister has a brushed gold metallic finish. The circular label affixed to the lid is yellow and white with brown inked lettering. The label lists the manufacture’s information [THE MADAME C.J. WALKER MFG. CO./INDIANAPOLIS / INDIANA]. The can has rusting along the lid edge located beneath the manufacturer's address on the attached label as well as along the bottom of the canister. Inside, there is a yellowish product resembling petroleum jelly.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place made
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Adornment
Type
cosmetics
Topic
Business
Hair
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Linda Crichlow White in honor of her aunt, Edna Stevens McIntyre
Object number
2011.59.34
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52cc03fd1-7107-4d05-be48-f9d17ae47684
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