[Alain Leroy Locke: portrait in doctoral cap and gown : photoprint, exhibition-quality enlargement, ca. 1918.]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Locke, Alain Leroy 1886-1954
Corcoran catalog checklist gives "ca. 1919" date, but Locke received his Harvard degree in 1918.
African American philosopher and educator, "...the architect of the New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance." (Howard University Libraries website, http://220.127.116.11/lcke.htm). Born in Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1886. Entered Harvard College, 1904; Rhodes Scholar, 1907, at Hertford College, Oxford U., 1907-1910; Univ. of Berlin, 1910-1911; Ph.D. in philosophy, Harvard, 1918. Head, Dept. of Philosophy, Howard U., 1921-1953.
Not a vintage print. Probably made later, ca. 1950s-1960s.
Enlarged print, framed: Cat. No. 1998.0011.058, approx. 14" x 11".
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History