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Stump [or Stumpy? Stumpie?] and Stello [man and woman, male figure seated] [acetate (or nitrate?) film photonegative, 1930s.]

view Stump [or Stumpy? Stumpie?] and Stello [man and woman, male figure seated] [acetate (or nitrate?) film photonegative, 1930s.] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Hartman, Eddie
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Retouching
Photographs
Date:
1930
1940
1930s
1900-1960
1930-1940
1930-1950
19th-20th century
Notes:
See also framed print from negative in collection, 1998.0011.
From negative box D, now in Freezer Box 34.
Summary:
Male is in blackface, possibly Eddie Hartman. However, in a March 30, 2012 interview with Dr. Harold Corwin, who played "Stumpy" from 1938, curator David Haberstich was told that the male was neither Hartman nor Corwin. Possibly the Stump or Stumpy shown here was part of a Washington act inspired by the Stump and Stumpy of New York. Corwin furrther stated that he had no knowledge of a Stello or Stella in this connection. Title in ink on base side at top edge. No maker's edge imprint. Numbers on original envelope, A206 and 155. Faces retouched. In a
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Minstrel shows
Blackface entertainers
Vaudeville
Portraits--Men
African American entertainers
Dancers
Pencil
Local number:
Freezer box 34 *
18790 (Scurlock No.)
618ns0221492-01pg.tif (AC Scan No.)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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