Miss Freddie Washington, No. 39 [holding cigarette, close-up half-length view : acetate film photonegative and 1 contact print, 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"
Print 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 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.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History