Two Sisters Beauty Salon, 1935-1950

Summary

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. This African-American-run beauty parlor, during a time of racial segregation, ensured the female owners a modicum of economic independence while serving as a place for both female socializing and political activism.

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. This African-American-run beauty parlor, during a time of racial segregation, ensured the female owners a modicum of economic independence while serving as a place for both female socializing and political activism.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1935-1950

Subject Date

1935-1950

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.151.28

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.063 in

Width: 6.5 in

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