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What better way to start of a month made for bewitching than with this 1954 catalog of alluring hair styles from the Humania Hair Goods & Specialty Company?
Founded in New York City in 1910 by Gustave Goldstein, the mail-order company's original business was in the distribution of dolls marketed as featuring 'life-like suntan reproductions in dolls", which were advertised in publications popular with Black readers. The company's catalog soon shifted to include wigs, hair care products and tools, and a variety of personal care products.Read more...
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