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Late 40's / Early civil rights group picket / "Jim Crow" showing of "Gone with the Wind" / at the uptown Lincoln Theater. Rufus Byars / mgr. of Lincoln on left. [Caption on verso] [2 paper photoprints,] 1947 [more likely 1940]

view Late 40's / Early civil rights group picket / "Jim Crow" showing of "Gone with the Wind" / at the uptown Lincoln Theater. Rufus Byars / mgr. of Lincoln on left. [Caption on verso] [2 paper photoprints,] 1947 [more likely 1940] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Printmaker:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Subject:
Lincoln Theatre Washington (D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, approx. 8 x 10", unmounted
2 items
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1947 more likely 1940
1940-1950
Summary:
The movie being picketed is "Gone with the Wind." The dating of 1947 seems erroneous. The film played at the Lincoln Theater in 1940, and the protest picketing which occurred was covered in a number of newspapers. Several figures carry signs with messages such as "A dollar and ten 'gone...with the wind". Print is on resin-coated paper, so is probably a much later restrike print by Robert Scurlock, ca. 1970s.
Complete caption quoted above in ink on verso of print A. Print B is marked "Picketing at Lincoln Theater / late 40s". Note: see also records for the original negative for these prints, as well as additional prints, all of which contain the subject heading "Gone with the wind."
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
Demonstrations
Picketing
African Americans
Local number:
2001-103 (OIPP scan no.)
618ps0237229-01jp.tif (AC Scan No.)
Box 1.1.2a (formerly 81)
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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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