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[Paul Laurence Dunbar: studio portrait : black-and-white photoprint, probably a copy, negative made 1906?]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Printmaker:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Subject:
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906
Physical description:
1998.0011.025: Silver gelatin on paper, approx. 9" x 7", matted and framed
226875A: Silver gelatin on paper, 10 x 8 in., unframed
2 items
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
1906
negative made 1906
1900-1910
Notes:
Several prints in collection.
The Historic Photographs of Addison N. Scurlock. Washington, D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art (exhibition catalog).
Dunbar, poet and novelist, was born in Dayton,Ohio, the son of two former slaves. He was the first important African American poet in American Literature. In the Corcoran catalog, Robert Scurlock dated this image "ca. 1907," so it may represent a copy negative made by A.N.S. after Dunbar's death.
Summary:
Evidently from a copy negative by Addison Scurlock; print credited to him by Robert Scurlock in Corcoran exhibition catalog.
Unframed print, 618.226875A: "Paul Laurence Dunbar / poet" in ink on verso with studio rubber stamp. Probably made by Robert Scurlock from a copy negative, ca. 1970s. Unframed print located in Box 5.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Poets, American
Local number:
2008-4915 (SI Neg. No.)
01061811.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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