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Madame Evanti (Lillian Evans Tibbs) [acetate or possibly nitrate film photonegative, N.D.]

view Madame Evanti (Lillian Evans Tibbs) [acetate or possibly nitrate film photonegative, N.D.] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Tibbs, Lillian Evans
Evanti, Lillian Mme (Lillian Evans Tibbs) 1890-1967
Delibes, Leo 1836-1891
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Retouching
Date:
1930
1940
ND
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
Framed print of this image is number 35 of "Corcoran" prints.
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operatic 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.
Summary:
Subject wears jewelled headdress, apparently for operatic role of Lakme (Leo Delibes, composer). Face retouched. Negative captioned, no maker edge imprint found. Possibly a nitrate negative.
Publications:
Reproduced in Deborah Willis, Black: A Celebration of a Culture, Irvington, N.Y.: Hylas, 2004, p. 161
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Opera
African American entertainers
African American singers
Portraits--African American women
Black-and-white negatives
Nitrate film
Pencil
Local number:
Freezer box 42
1894(1)? (Scurlock number)
618ns0179054pw.tif (AC Scan)
2008-2191 (SI Neg.)
618psEVANTI.tif (AC Scan of print)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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