Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A Woman’s Wealth is her Constant Beauty

Display placards promoting fashions and hairstyles for African American women.  (JWJ MSS 47)

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Display placards that promote fashions and hairstyles for African American women created for the grand opening of the Negro Industrial Fair at the headquarters of the Greater New York Coordinating Committee for Employment at 132 West 125th Street, Harlem, New York, June 24, 1939, which coincided with the New York World’s Fair. The placards include hand-painted lettering and halftone photographs of African American women, as well as human hair samples that demonstrate hair coloring tints produced by the Clairol Company. (MM)

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