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[Paul Robeson, singing at anti-lynching rally : paper photoprint, 1946.]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Creator:
Afro-American (Baltimore, Md. : newspaper)
Subject:
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on fiber-based paper, approx. 14" x 11", (1 matted and framed, others unmounted)
Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8"
5 items
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946
1930-1940
1930-1950
1940-1950
19th-20th century
Notes:
This image ran in the Baltimore Afro-American October 5, 1946. The caption refers to him singing "Monday night," which would put the date at September 30, 1946. The header to the photo reads, "Robeson sings in rain at lynching rally" and the caption reads, "Paul Robeson, chairman of the American Crusade to End Lynching, as he sang at the group's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, Monday night, when 4,000 braved the rain to attend." Thanks to Craig Simpson for bringing the newspaper reproduction to our attention, 10 Sept. 2014. A bespectacled man holding the umbrella behind Robeson is shown in the newspaper reproduction, but he was cropped out in these prints.
Summary:
Robeson wears suit and hat, and is singing into a microphone held from above, with an umbrella behind him. Scurlock vertical signature at lower right of print. Prints are somewhat warm-toned.
618.223704A : Print matted and framed in same style wooden frame used for Corcoran exhibition.
618.223704B, C : Unframed prints, unsigned, warm-toned double-weight paper, borderless, 14 x 11 in. Stored in box 1.1.B4 (orig. box 68).
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lynching
African American singers
Singers
Rain and rainfall
Umbrellas
Local number:
Box 1.1.B4 (items B-C)
Box 1.1.A4 (items D-E)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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