Here’s a “N” Hair Tobacco tin from the early 1920s.How insulting! To be politically correct the B. LeidersdorfCompany of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the late 1920schanged the name to Bigger Hair Tobacco.Anybody interested? You can buy the demeaning tin @ Trocadero.com.
Only Kinky hair could do this.
These vintage sisters are profiling…all tryingto let their hair lay down like the dominantculture…Natural Black hair reaches toward the sun.
Check out Bon Bon — high fashion in motion! She’s the creation of Jason Wu for Madame Alexander.You may remember Mr. Wu as the designer of MichelleObama’s white inaugural ball gown.Mr. Wu has created a new line of Cissy Dolls. Bon Bonis his African-American doll. Not only is she lookingfab, she is sporting naturally cropped hair
Back in the day — 60’s and 70’s — a brother took a lot of pride in his afro. He preened in a mirror more than a sister. A fine afro, even made him stand taller….walk taller. He’d pic his afro — just getting the right evenness all around. You see, an afro and sagging pants
Above is a snack sold in Japan: Black Melon Bread. Here is a better view of the packaging. Is this justfunny or is there hidden racism here?
Afro Barbie on the scene! An African-American natural hair group gave young girls at a Columbus, Georgia apartments Barbie dolls with an Afro. They didn’t purchase the dolls this way — first they had to give the dolls a hair makeover using pipe cleaners, end papers, and boiling water to kink-i-fy the manufactured straight hair.
I always loved this Ultra Sheen Hair Care ad from the 1970s. The model is so natural & regal.
UNNATURAL NATURAL Here is academy award-winning actress Viola Davis Wigging and Natural. Which way does she look better? better?
New York, NY (no date) Newark, NJ (1890s) Rev. Mrs. J.H. Vigal – Buffalo, NY (no date) Englewood, NJ (1890s)