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Miss Freddie [sic] Washington, No. 40 [holding cigarette, full-length view : acetate film photonegative and 3 contact prints, ca. 1930-1940]

view Miss Freddie [sic] Washington, No. 40 [holding cigarette, full-length view : acetate film photonegative and 3 contact prints, ca. 1930-1940] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Film manufacturer:
Defender
Subject:
Washington, Fredi (Fredericka Carolyn)
Physical description:
Negatives: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7 x 5 in
Contact prints: Silver gelatin on paper, 7 x 5"
4 items
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Portraits
Contact prints
Studio portraits
Photographs
Retouching
Date:
1930
1940
ca 1930-1940
1950-2000
1940-1950
Notes:
Freezer box number 49. Prints in Box 81. Originally in Box A.
This portrait session with the actress was one of Robert Scurlock's earliest major photographic projects.
Summary:
Informal portrait in studio, with contact print proofs. Negative edge imprint: "Defender Safety Film." Negative marked on edge, "30807 Miss Freddie Washington 25...[?] 5 x 7". One print is marked on verso: "Freddie Washington, actress / starred in movie "Imitation of Life" w/Louise Beavers"; other prints unmarked. Signed in negative, "Scurlock / Wash. D.C.", lower left.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Cigarettes
African American actresses
African American women
Pencil
Local number:
618ns0224486-01pw.tif (AC scan no.)
Freezer box 47
30807 (Scurlock 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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