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Peoples Drug Demonstration [photoprints and original negative, ca. 1940s]

view Peoples Drug Demonstration [photoprints and original negative, ca. 1940s] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Subject:
Peoples Drug Stores
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
5 items, 10 x 8", 7 x 5", and 5" x 4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1950
ca 1940s
1940-1950
Summary:
Prints: Clergyman wearing hat and clerical collar, picketing People's Drugs, carrying sign urging boycott. Two workmen with a ladder are working at a window. Addison Scurlock may have taken the photograph, but the prints are probably by Robert. 3 of 4 prints captioned: "Picketing Peoples Drug Co. for equal employment c [ca.] 1940"; "Picketing 'Peoples Drug', 14th & U Sts. N.W."; and "Picketing 'Peoples' Drug at 14th & 'U' 1940s".
Photonegative: 5" x 4", Agfa film. Stored in box 68. Unscanned. Note: Another 5" x 4" negative shows a woman carrying the same sign in front of Peoples, Negative Box 68.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Boycotts
Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
Demonstrations
Discrimination in employment
Drugstores
Picketing
Local number:
Box 1.1.A2, Folder 4
2008-2169 (SI Neg. No,)
618ps0220656jp.tif (AC Scan)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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