Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
From negative Box B.
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operative debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
Photograph reproduced in companion book to following exhibit: "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009.
Warping, reticulation, beginning of channeling in center, acetate odor.
No. 95 [or 94?] on original envelope. Ink on negative edge: "25057 Mme. Evanti 6". Edge imprint: Eastman--Safety--Kodak.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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