M. Peterson Hair Co.

Saint Louis: M. Peterson Hair Company, Circa 1919. Vintage catalog of human hair and cosmetic products advertised by St. Louis-based beauty supplier M. Peterson Hair Company. Catalog includes one laid-in leaf noting price changes for Fall 1919, and two pages are stamped "Owing to the advance in the cost of Raw Material, prices are subject to change without notice."

An eight-page catalog of hair and beauty products of the period, with a wide variety of illustrations and photographs throughout. Although primarily dedicated to human hair products, the catalog additionally advertises hair dyes, hair nets, weaving materials and wig nets, combs and brushes, haircutting scissors and clippers, hairpins, straightening and curling irons, face powder and soap, beauty creams, hair tonics, manicuring products, antiperspirants, and a variety of makeup products. The catalog also includes a small number of products for men, including a short section regarding toupees.

Several sections appear to target African American customers, with an entire half-page devoted to "Creole Goods" and "Negro Goods," such as chatelaine braids and bandeaux, weft and transformation pompadours, tape braids, and "prepared Chinese hair" in straight and crimped textures.

5.5 x 10 inches. Eight pages, partially bound with a single staple. About Very Good, with light edgewear and age toning, and a few short closed tears.

[Book #158062]