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Fats Waller [photoprint, ca. 1939]

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Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Waller, Fats 1904-1943
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8", mounted on 14" x 11" board
1 item
Washington (D.C.)
ca 1939
Fats Waller, wearing hat, standing with another man (Shep Allen) in front of a theater, presumably the Howard Theater, marquee bearing his name, as he hands a piece of paper to an unseen figure. Print mounted on Bristol board with subject's name lettered below. Caption from another print in box 1.1.A4: "'Shep Allen,' mgr. of Howard Theatre looks on while Fats Waller, jazz pianist + composer, presents a check to Off. Roland Valentine, Police Boys and Girls Club". Scurlock name printed vertically at lower right on print. Print is flush-mounted on mount board, then affixed to 14" x 11" board (probably with tape), with hand-lettered label at bottom of mount. This print is from a series of portraits apparently mounted for an exhibition.
African American entertainers
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Local number:
618ps0174542jp.tif (AC Scan)
SI Neg No. 2008-4909
99-1649 (OPPS Slide)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
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