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Letter from Mme. Walker to F.B. Ransom, September, 1915
Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919; Ransom, Freeman B. (Freeman Bailey), 1882-1974; Correspondence; Business people
Walker discusses family matters and thanks Ransom for advice given in a previous letter. She found some agents had "adulterated her preparations," and seeks additional advice. Local ministers are sending...
Office of Madam C. J. Walker
Breedlove, Sarah, USE Walker, Madam C.J.,1867-1919; Office equipment & supplies; Office furniture; Safes; Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company; Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919 Photographs
A desk is against the wall near a window. Office equipment is on small tables near it. A wooden railing encloses part of the room where a safe is set against the wall. The image is taken from a glass plate...
Permanent Wave Demonstration
Women's education; Cosmetics industry; Hairstyles; Hairdressing; Students; Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; Classrooms
Mrs. Frances Baird is demonstrating how to create a permanent wave. Mrs. Madge of Morganville is the model. The drape she is wearing has different hairstyles on it. Hanging on the wall in the background...
Articles of Incorporation for the Walker Company
Business & finance; Business enterprises; Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company; Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919
The articles state the offical name of the company as The Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company of Indiana. The organizaton of the company is explained.
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Letter from Mme. C.J. Walker to F.B. Ransom, April 14, 1916
Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919; Ransom, Freeman B. (Freeman Bailey), 1882-1974; Correspondence
The letter discusses the sale of property in Chicago and repairs being made on her Waverly automobile. She asks him to take care of some personal business for her.
Press Releases from the First National Convention of Madam Walker Agents
Racism; Lynchings; Resolutions; Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919
The press releases came as a result of a lynching in Memphis, Tennessee, and a race riot in East St. Louis. The agents state their love of their country and loyalty to it, and ask that such injustices...
Participants in the 60th Anniversary Gala
Anniversaries; Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company; Clothing & dress
Seated in the front row is Violet Reynolds. Standing on the left is Marie Overstreet, and second from the right is A'Lelia Mae Perry Bundles. The African men are probably from Ghana. They were invovled...
Models; Fashion models; Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company; Fans (Accessories); Feathers; Clothing & dress; Evening gowns
The woman's hair is swept up in the back. She is wearing an evening gown and long gloves, and is holding a feathered fan.
Hairstyles; Hairdressing; Clothing & dress; Fashion models
The hair is curled in reverse waves in the front. The model is wearing a short-sleeved dress with a pin at the collar.
Children; Children's clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Hairdressing; Fashion models
Barbara L. Morton models a hairstyle created by her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Williams, a Walker student. She is wearing a dress with an empire waist.
Walker Graduates in Chicago, Illinois 1936
Alumni & alumnae; Graduation ceremonies; Churches; Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; Ransom, Freeman B. (Freeman Bailey), 1882-1974
A young man is a member of the graduating class. The graduates are posed in a church sanctuary. F.B. Ransom is seated in the front row.
Principal Priscilla Dean Lewis Principal of Walker Beauty School and Students
Classrooms; School principals; Hairdressing; Students; Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture
Ms. Lewis is standing behind the counter in the center of the picture. Various beauty shop equipment is around the room. Signs state that Walker products are used.
Graduates of the Walker School of Beauty Culture in St. Louis, Missouri
Beauty shops; Cosmetics industry; Women's education; Alumni & alumnae; School principals; Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture
The graduates are wearing caps and gowns. Seated in the center of the front row is Mrs. C.K. (Jessie) Robinson, one of Madam Walker's first agents and principal of the Walker School in St. Louis. Her name...
Exterior View of Villa Lewaro
Dwellings; Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919
The home has large columns at the main entrance. There is a sun room on the second floor. A car is parked under the portico.
Music Room at the Annie E. Poth Home, Formerly Villa Lewaro
Music rooms; Chandeliers; Dwellings; Walker, C.J., Madam, 1867-1919
The room is very ornate with paintings, moldings, and chandeliers. An organ is near the large window.
Madam Walker at Villa Lewaro
Bay windows; Couches; Clothing & dress; Rugs
Walker is seated on a couch in front of a bay window. An oriental rug is on the floor.
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Madam Walker on the Porch of Her Business
Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture; African American business enterprises--Indiana--Indianapolis
Madam Walker is standing on the steps of the building. The porch is decorated with plants. Her name and address are set in the brickwork near the roofline.
Violet Reynolds Making a Film about Walker Products
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company; Cosmetics & soap; Cosmetics industry; Advertisements; Motion pictures; Merchandise displays
Reynolds is standing in front of a display of Walker products. A man is looking through the lens of a movie camera.
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