[Mary McLeod Bethune sitting, half length, frontal, holding paper, wearing striped suit with corsage : acetate film photonegative plus two enlarged prints, June 1939.]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955
Negative: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7 x 5 in
Print, 223517B : Silver gelatin on paper, 7 x 5 in
Print, 223517C : Silver gelatin on paper, 10 x 8 in
From negative Box A. Date and no. 23 on original sleeve.
Negative In freezer box 49. Prints in box 26.
Pencil retouching in face on negative. Ink on negative edge: "41883 Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune 6 - 5x7 reg." "Defender Safety Base", maker edge marking. Two prints originally filed with negative (neither is a contact print, both enlargements); 5" x 7" has studio stamp on verso with zip code; 8" x 10" has CustomCraft and "Please credit photography by Robert S. Scurlock" stamps on verso.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
African American women
Freezer box 49; one print in Box 1.1.B3 also known as Box 26