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Lillian Evanti [Lillian Evans Tibbs] and son [Thurlow Tibbs] in park, #97 [cellulose acetate photonegative, ca. 1930-1940]

view Lillian Evanti [Lillian Evans Tibbs] and son [Thurlow Tibbs] in park, #97 [cellulose acetate photonegative, ca. 1930-1940] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Tibbs, Thurlow Evans d. 1997
Tibbs, Lillian Evans
Evanti, Lillian Mme (Lillian Evans Tibbs) 1890-1967
Physical description:
Negative: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7 x 5"
Print: Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8", unmounted
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Meridian Hill Park (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
ca 1930-1940
N.d
1930-1940
Notes:
Print (in Box 1.1.A3) has Robert Scurlock's caption indicating that the location of the picture is Meridian Hill Park, but historian Jeff Fearing identified (16 Feb. 2005) the location as Howard University, overlooking MacMillan Reservoir; he recognized the pumphouse in the background on the right and the First Street rowhouses in the distance.
Degree in music from Howard University; married vocal instructor Prof. Roy W. Tibbs. Continued study in Europe, made professional operatic debut in Nice, France, 1925. Stage name formed from combination of single and married names, Washington concert debut, 1933. Helped found the Negro National Opera Company.
Print probably by Robert Scurlock, ca. 1960s.
Summary:
Ink on negative: "Mme Evanti 6". She wears a hat, fur stole, and holds walking stick while watching son kneeling with a toy blimp or dirigible. Caption on print: "Mme. Lillian Evanti w/son, Thurlow / international concert artist / photographed in Meridian Hill Park by Addison N. Scurlock." "EASTMAN-SAFETY-KODAK 7" edge imprint.
Publications:
Published in Washington Post Magazine, Feb. 1, 2004, pp. 10-11
Topic:
African American entertainers
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.80
618ns0227150-01jp.tif (AC Scan)
25057 (Scurlock number)
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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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