Mr. John Smith Band [acetate film photonegative, ca. 1930.]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
6-piece band onstage with accordion, piano, drums, saxophones, banjo, etc. Mr. Tim Brown wrote to the Archives Center on 10 May 2006: "This band was actually named the 'Sepia Syncopators'. Second from the left holding the tenor saxophone is my great uncle Mathew 'Mac' Chapman. I am a third generation sax player, inspired by "Uncle Mac". I and a cousin have a [print] of this image."
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History