Ruth E. Johnson

Ruth E. Johnson
Description: 

Photograph of Ruth E. Johnson (10/27/1898 - 06/15/1970), a beautician in Kansas City, Missouri. Her obituary describes her professional life as follows: "She came to Kansas City about 1917, and attended Beauty school. She worked with Mrs. L. Haley Thompson and Mrs. Ruthelle Winkfield in a beauty shop venture in the old Street’s Hotel. She later bought the Peacock Beauty Shop and, because of her talent, made a successful shop on east 12th street. She was an early specialist in finger-waving and taught the art to many."

Object Type: 
Date: 
1940
Owning Organization: 
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from The Black Archives of Mid-America. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to The Black Archives of Mid-America.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
NEH "Common Heritage" Grant Collection
Digital Object Identifier: 
BAMA-NEH-010-003
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