Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation

Manufactured by
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Subject of
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919
Description
The canister is fitted to a lid that shares a similar color scheme with the main body of the container. The lid has a brown background with yellow text and at its center is a white oval formatted with the Madam CJ Walker logo on its left and the product name [Madam CJWalker/Hair & Scalp/Preparation] written in brown text. The canister has a yellow background with brown text; the side label has a slightly larger white oval than the oval on the lid. It is framed on either side by the Madam CJ Walker logo. The product name is written in brown text in the oval on the can side and reads [Madam CJ Walker/Hair & Scalp Preparation].
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
1940s - 1960s
Object number
2011.159.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
canisters
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 5/8 × 1 1/16 in. (6.7 × 2.7 cm)
Place made
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Adornment
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
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Topic
African American
Business
Hair
Women
Record ID
nmaahc_2011.159.4
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5dcbf64c4-bd95-4c1c-abaa-9a9f08b4acd2