Freddie [or Fredi?] Washington / Actress [holding cigarette, close-up half-length view : photoprint, ca. 1930-1940.]
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Washington, Fredi (Fredericka Carolyn)
Silver gelatin on paper, 10 x 8"
This portrait session with the actress was one of Robert Scurlock's earliest major photographic projects.
Informal portrait in studio; variant on 618.224486. Vertical signature at right: "Scurlock / Wash. D.C." Print is flush-mounted on mount board, then affixed to 14" x 11" board (probably with tape), with hand-lettered label at bottom of mount. The print is from a series of portraits which apparently was on exhibition.
Reproduced in Deborah Willis, Black: A Celebration of a Culture, Irvington, N.Y.: Hylas, 2004, p. 161
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History