Sign for authorized agent of Mme. C.J. Walker's

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Walker, Madam C.J. Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Walker, Madam C.J., American, 1867 - 1919
Date
ca. 1930
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
ink on paper on cardboard with string
Dimensions
H x W (sign): 11 1/4 x 17 1/16 in. (28.6 x 43.3 cm)
frame: 18 3/16 x 23 5/8 x 13/16 in. (46.2 x 60 x 2.1 cm)
Description
Rectangular cardboard sign featuring black and white text against an orange background. At the top left is a black text on a white field that reads "AUTHORIZED / AGENT." To the bottom right of the box is a decorative white swirl. The rest of the sign is filled with black text outlined in white. It reads "Mme. C. J. Walker's / SYSTEM / AND / PREPARATIONS". There is a heavy black underline under the name Walker. A black line forms a border around the outer edges of the sign. A black cord is strung through two holes at the top center. The sign is currently housed in a dark wooden frame with white mat board and glass front. On the back of the frame is a museum label from a previous exhibit.
Transcription Center Status
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
signs
Topic
Beauty culture
Business
Women
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
2013.153.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52d054a30-b5c6-419a-9896-37617dc971d9
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