Y.W.C.A. Camp for Girls / 1930 Highland Beach, Md. [acetate film photonegative,] 1930
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Packard Motor Car Company New York
Scott, Clarissa, Camp
Young Women's Christian Association
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
African Americans Maryland
Highland Beach (Md.)
21 girls sitting in and on car, with man wearing dress shirt and tie in background. Caption from original envelope. Male figure at rear has been prepared for retouching, but apparently none was done. Original kraft envelope includes name "Catherine Ragline". Ink on film edge: "Y.W.C.A. Camp Girl 1930 C". Only maker's edge imprint visible is "PR" (?). The camp was called Camp Clarissa Scott.
The vehicle in the photograph has been identified as a 1929 Packard Model 633 8-cylinder Rumble Seat Roadster (Paul Delaney, May 2008). A key drawing in the collection identifies some members of the group as Madeline Murray, Doris Carter, Meta Lewis, Philein Baily [?], Leroy Williams, Adrienne Marshall, Harriet Pelham, Julia Roger[s?], and Ann Rogers.
Reproduced in Deborah Willis, Black: A Celebration of a Culture, Irvington, N.Y.: Hylas, 2004, p. 84
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
African American women
African American youth
African American girls
618ps0226887-01pg.tif (AC Scan from print, damaged)