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Inscription

screen printed on mat in black ink, top center above photograph: FOR THE HAIR; bottom center of mat below photograph: Every moon has a meaning for the hair; / If you want your hair to grow fast, cut it on the rising moon. / If you want to have beautiful hair, cut it on the new moon. / If you wish for full, strong hair, then cut it on the full moon. / Never cut your hair on the moon’s wane. / For curly hair take a small fern and boil it in water. / When the water has cooled, wash your hair wit hit many times. / For an afro cut simply clip a lock of your hair and place it on the Saint John’s stick.

Provenance

Joseph Cohen, New York; gift to NGA, 2014.

Exhibition History
2001
In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September-December 2001; Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, February-April 2002; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, May-July 2002; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, August- December 2002; Field Museum, Chicago, January-April 2003; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, May-August 2003; Museum Center, Cincinnati, March-June 2004; Renaissance Center, Detroit, July-September 2004.