Peerless Hair Dressing / On Sale Here / Peerless / Beauty Supplies / Richmond, Va. / 525 N. 2nd St. Dial 3-5413 / Everything for the Beauty Salon [complete text] Photos by "The Browns."

Richmond, VA: The salon (Quality Printing Co., Richmond, Va.), nd [1930s]. Illustrated advertising broadside, 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, text in blue reverse within two banners and a sign, illustrated from a photo montage of 20 images (variously 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches or 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inch ovals) of hairstyles in vogue with African-American women of the period, the models from early teens to 30s, but with one older woman. "The Browns" was a venerable family business in Richmond, founded by an ex-slave, George O. Brown (1852-1910) and continued by family members through 1969; "Brown became the most important visual chronicler of Richmond's African-American population, documenting community life at schools, colleges, sporting events, and fraternal meetings" (Encyclopedia Virginia online). OCLC locates one copy (Yale, with date attribution). A little soiling, but very good and a wonderful illustrated display broadside. (8680). Item #61692

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