Martha Matilda Harper (1857-1950). Canadian-American entrepreneur & inventor built an int'l network of hair salons. She was sent away by her father at age 7 to work as a domestic servant. She worked for 25 years before she saved enough money to produce a hair tonic she invented, then the creation of special hair salons that utilized it. She began franchising the salon model to low-income women & by its peak the company included more than 500 franchises & an entire line of hair care products.
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New York, New York. Getting a manicure while drying hair at Francois de Paris, a hairdresser on Eighth Street (LOC)
Collins, Marjory, 1912-1985, photographer. New York, New York. Getting a manicure while drying hair at Francois de Paris, a hairdresser on Eighth Street 1942 Sept. 1 negative : nitrate ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches or smaller. Notes: Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. Subjects: United States--New York (State)--New York. Format: Nitrate negatives. Rights Info: No known restrictions…