Miss Freddie [sic] Washington, No. 40 [holding cigarette, full-length view : acetate film photonegative and 3 contact prints, ca. 1930-1940]
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Washington, Fredi (Fredericka Carolyn)
Negatives: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7 x 5 in
Contact prints: Silver gelatin on paper, 7 x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
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.
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.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History