P. A. White advertisement

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Houghton News: New York Weekly Anglo-African
Hollis number: 007307139


December 21, 1861


Philip A. White
Weekly Anglo-African


Houghton Library, Harvard University
By the early 1860s, Philip White's pharmacy was doing very well and he was becoming quite prosperous. Over the course of several months, Philip placed this ad in the Weekly Anglo African, New York's black newspaper of the period. The ad promoted a vegetable extract designed to restore hair that had turned "gray, rusty, and coarse, harsh and unpleasant" and give it "luxuriant brilliancy."



Philip A. White, “P. A. White advertisement ,” Black Gotham Archive, accessed July 10, 2018, https://archive.blackgothamarchive.org/items/show/49/.