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Madam C.J. Walker or Madame Charles Joseph Walker (December 23, 1867–May 25, 1919), was an African American philanthropist and tycoon.
Born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana, the first member of her family born free, she was raised on farms there and in Mississippi and started out by picking cotton on a plantation. She was orphaned at age seven, married at age fourteen (to a man named Moses McWilliams) and widowed at twenty, at which point she moved to St. Louis, joining her brothers. Sarah worked as a laundress for as little as a dollar and a half a day, but she was able to save enough to educate her daughter.
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SUMMARY: Advertisement showing images of cold cream, and hair and complexion products. MEDIUM: 1 print. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1920 Jan. 17]
NOTES: Illus. in: The New York age. New York [N.Y.] : Fortune & Peterson, 1920 Jan. 17. (Bound newspaper 10330). Title continues: If you want beauty of complexion and loveliness of hair, try Mme. C.J. Walker's world renowned toilet preparations.
Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey ... [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 48.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Newspaper and Periodicals Reading Room Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (scan from b&w copy photo in Publishing Office) ppmsca 02902 hdl.loc.gov/ppmsca.02902 , CARD #: 2002716791
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02902]
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