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[BUSINESS] -- [WALKER, Madam C.J. (born Sarah Breedlove, 1867-1919)]. The Mme. C.J. Walker System of Beauty Culture: The Oldest, The Most Widely Known, The Best. Indianapolis: The Madam C.J. Walker Mfg. Co., Inc., [ca 1930s].

8 1/2 x 11 in. handbill (creasing, light soiling). 

An advertising handbill for the prospective students at the many schools operated by beauty mogul Madam C.J. Walker. The verso features page 3 of a handwritten presentation by Darcy Beach Roberts, a student and valedictorian of the Kansas City Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture. The address includes practical advice for beauticians: "The eyebrows should receive attention at least every two weeks, especially these persons having heavy or overhanging eyebrows as it greatly improves one’s appearance." She continues: "So of’en I’ve heard the remarks made that only persons with perfectly straight hair can get Finger Waves, but you are badly mistaken as persons with slightly curly hair should be encouraged in the having Finger Waves, as the results will be deeper and more lasting waves. Persons with thin soft hair that will not hold a Marcel very well should have an experienced and licensed operator to give her a beautiful yet artistic Round Curl, which is more than pleasing to the eye." Ms. Roberts passed her boards on 24 June 1935. 

 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,750
02/18/2021

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