Printing plate for "Plain Talk to Men"

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W: 10 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (27.1 x 7 x 0.5 cm)
Type
printing plates
Date
1906-1986
Description
Metal printing plate of a Madam C. J. Walker advertisement that reads "Plain Talk to Men." The plate features additional text, an image of a tin of Madam C.J. Walker's Wonder Pomade, and a graphic of a male bust, all in high relief. The printing surface appears to be copper, while the back of the plate is a dull silver metal with darker stripes. Numerous stains and scratches on both surfaces indicate heavy use.
Topic
African American
Business
Mass media
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number
2013.153.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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