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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
& Photo 1

Photo 3
Photos 4 & 5


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company building. [Photo 2] with link to higher quality photo.
(A'Lelia Bundles/Walker Family Collection)

This is the first building constructed in Indianapolis to house the manufacturing operations of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Part of the building contained the Indianapolis branch of Lelia College as well as the Madam Walker Beauty Parlor.

Questions for Photo 2

1. How would you describe this building?

2. Why would Madam Walker have needed a large building like this to manufacture her products by 1910?

3. Why would it have been beneficial to house the college and beauty parlor in this building?

* The photo on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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