Group of African American women at an event for contestants for the 1954 Miss Rheingold Contest. The annual Miss Rheingold contest, held from 1941 to 1964, was a popular publicity campaign for the Brooklyn, New York, based brewery
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
DescriptionCollection contains work by Dummett, Cecil Layne, Nichols and Austin Hansen, among others.Some photographs bear photographer's or photography studio's handstamp on verso; some items bear handwritten or typwritten captions on verso. Some items bear cropping marks. One item is a composite photograph bearing three images.Collection depicts African Americans in barber shops and beauty salons and also shows beauticians, beauty products and beauty contestants.
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints Publicity Photographs