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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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POWDER AND PAINT MAKES A GIRL SEEM
WHAT SHE AIN'T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COSMETICS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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The sanctified religion says women are not allowed to wear make-
up, jewelry, pants, or red in church or outside of church.

Submitter comment: Leah says that these rules are stated in the bible; the bible
says: "women should dress in modest apparel"; if they don't "Women
should be shame-faced."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CLOTHING

James Callow Keyword(s): COSMETICS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 00001970S

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Never let young girls wear make-up before age 13 for she may
become a mother before her custom allows.

Submitter comment: My mother explain to me at 12 that I could not wear makeup
until I was 13 years of age because I cannot become a grown lady
before my time.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COSMETICS

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Maturity

Date learned: 00-00-1987

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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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