Stump [or Stumpy? Stumpie?] and Stello (dancing) [acetate (or nitrate?) film photonegative, 1930s]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet [?], 10" x 8"
From negative box D.
The male figure is in blackface, wearing a straw hat, and may be 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: "Stumpy & Stello 4 - B&W". No maker's edge imprint. Numbers on original envelope, A206 and 156.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History