Guide to the Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightener Advertisement, circa 1920

Summary Information

Title: Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightener Advertisement, circa 1920
Collection: AC.468
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection consists of one small (2-1/4x2-1/4 inch square) advertisement for Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightner [sic] stating None Genuine Wihtout [sic] This Signature, and it is signed James C. Thompson.

Creator: Thompson, James C.

Biographical/Historical Note

Internet research did not reveal any reference to the product or the company. From the ad from Bookworm & Silverfish, This product appealed more to one ethnic group than to others-Black Americans.

Scope and Contents

This collection is one 2-1/4x2-1/4″ square advertisement for Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightner (sp.) from James C. Thompson & Company in Wytheville, Virginia. Price of 25 cents is handwritten on it with pending US Patent Office written on it also.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2008. Accession number AC.2008.083

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.468: Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightner Advertisement, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA

Container List

Advertisement, circa 1920 ACSC_Box 21, Folder 10