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Document 1: Advertisement for Madam Walker's Beauty Preparations, 1930s.

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1. What products are advertised?

2. What language does the ad use to entice women to purchase the products? Do you think it would have been effective? Why or why not?

Document 1 was provided courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, Walker Collection.

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