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Miss Freddie Washington, No. 39 [holding cigarette, close-up half-length view : acetate film photonegative and 1 contact print, ca. 1930-1940.]

view Miss Freddie Washington, No. 39 [holding cigarette, close-up half-length view : acetate film photonegative and 1 contact print, 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"
2 items
Type:
Contact prints
Studio portraits
Photographs
Date:
1930
1940
ca 1930-1940
1950-2000
1940-1950
Notes:
Print 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 proof; variant on 618.224486. Negative edge imprint: "Defender Safety Film." Negative marked on edge, "30807 Miss Freddie Washington 25...[?] 5 x 7". Print is marked on verso: "Freddie Washington, actress / starred in movie "Imitation of Life" w/Louise Beavers". 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:
African American actresses
Local number:
Freezer box 49
30807 (Scurlock No.)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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