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DURING THE DEPRESSION, SOUTHERN BLACK WOMEN WHO DIDN'T HAVE
THE MONEY TO BUY HAIR GREASE TO USE WHEN PRESSING THEIR HAIR
USED LARD INSTEAD.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY HER GRANDMOTHER AND PASSED ON
LARD=ANIMAL FAT

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 00001950S

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DURING THE 1930s, BLACK WOMEN WHO DIDN'T HAVE EYEBROW
PENCILS WOULD STRIKE A MATCH, BLOW OUT THE FLAME, TAKE THE
WARM TIP AND SCRAPE IT AGAINST THE INSIDE WALL OF THE
FIREPLACE AND USE THE TIP AS AN EYEBROW LINER.

Submitter comment: SHE USED MANY GESTURES.

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CARTHAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body

Date learned: 10-14-1984 ; 00-00-1950

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Custom

Bicycling:

In Belgium, where bicycles and bicycle racing is still very popular, it is very common to see people walking beside very nicely decorated bikes during a parade. Decorations could consist of colored paper, ribbons, or roses which might be interwoven in the spokes of the wheels, etc. This custom is continued for the spectacle and unique designs which appear.

Submitter comment:

Recorded on Tape.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [M247.6] crossed out and replaced with F536.

The word Bicycling is written across the top of the entry.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; RESIDENCE ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): ADORNMENT BEAUTIFICATION ; Belgium ; Bicycle ; Bicycling ; CUSTOM ; Decorate ; ETHNIC ; Parade ; Ribbons ; Roses

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

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MASH UP RED BERRIES FOR LIPSTICK AND PUT ON LIPS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Berries ; Lipstick ; Makeup

James Callow Keyword(s): ADORNMENT BEAUTIFICATION ; COSMETICS

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Color Design

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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