Guide to the African-American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0480
Creators:
Wright, Helena, 1946-
Dates:
1934-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.12 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Fifty-three personal care and food labels from four Chicago area African-American businesses: Famous Products Company, Madam Jones Company, Lucky Man Company, and Val-Mor Products Company.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection contains African American cosmetic and food labels, 1934-1946, designed to appeal to the African-American consumer market.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1998
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Helena Wright, Gift, 11/23/1993.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
African-American Cosmetic and Food Label Collection, 1934-1946, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Labels Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Packaging Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cosmetics industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American business enterprises -- 1930-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Val-Mor Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Madam Jones Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lucky Man Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Famous Products Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives