Valmor Products Label Collection

Dates: 1934-1944. Size: 38 labels. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. The Valmor Products Company was started in 1926 by South Side native and chemist, Morton Neumann. Together with his wife, Rose, the Neumanns operated Valmor Products Co. and its subsidiary companies: Lucky Brown, Madam Jones, King Novelty, and Famous Products Co. The products ranged from hair pomades, perfumes and skin creams to household products that were marketed to African American women prior to the Black is Beautiful movement and frequently consisted of skin lighteners and hair straighteners. The collection consists of a small selection of labels. [Finding aid]