Mary Church Terrell No. 15 [acetate film photonegative, ca. 1940-1950]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Terrell, Mary Church 1863-1954
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 10 x 8 in
Freezer box number XX. Print in Box 81. Originally in Box A.
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
Civic activist. Born in Memphis, Tenn. Graduate, Oberlin College, 1884. First black woman to be appointed to the District of Columbia School Board, 1895; charter member of the NAACP. Married to Judge Robert H. Terrell. Autobiography: "A Colored Woman in a White World" (1940).
Excellent. Heavy pencil retouching in face area.
Formal portrait in studio, standing, wearing long gown. Negative edge imprint: "Defender Safety Film." No studio markings on film.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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