Miss Nellie H. Rawson ... Dealer in Human Hair ... All shades of Hair Purchased ... [trade card].
Trade card for Paris Hill, Maine dealer in human hair, Miss Nellie Rawson. Rawson’s product line included “Switches, Braids, Puffs, Curls, Frizzes, Front Pieces, Wigs, &c., &c.”
In addition, she advertised made-to-order “Ornamental Hair Jewelry, Chains, Pins, Earrings, Etc.” Her trade card also notes hair darkening services were available and that she purchased “All shades of Hair.” Rawson in seen in the record as a student in 1866 at the co-ed Paris Hill Academy in the English Department.¹
Description: Miss Nellie H. Rawson ... Dealer in Human Hair ... All shades of Hair Purchased ... [trade card].
[Paris Hill, Maine. c. 1870s]. Trade Card. 2¾ x 4¼ inches. White card stock; letterpress printed. Some insect frass to card; very good.
Note. 1. Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Paris Hill Academy, Paris Maine… (Paris, Maine, 1866), p9.