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Hot Combs and Conditioner Hot Combs and Conditioner - The Madame C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company produced and distributed a line of hair and beauty preparations for black women, including conditioners to ease styling as well as an improved metal comb for straightening curly hair. Madame Walker became the first female African American millionaire and employed thousands of African American women as Walker Agents. (From the Kathleen Shreve Family Collection)
 
Hot Combs and Conditioner Wood Plane - A carpenter’s hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood. Owning ones own tools was very important to successful settlement in the region in the 1800’s. (From the Kathleen Shreve Family Collection)
 
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