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[Six African American girls wearing ballet costumes and shoes : acetate film photonegative, ca. 1948]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Patterson, Doris N
Doris N. Patterson School of Dance
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Retouching
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1948
ca 1948
1940-1960
1940-1950
Notes:
Box 84.
Summary:
On negative edge: "50585 Mrs. Doris Patterson 8 - groups - 1 glossy." Mrs. Patterson was probably the teacher. Some pencil retouching on faces and legs, red New Coccine on one girl's arm. Ansco Safety Film edge imprint.
A ProQuest search located a Dec. 17, 1947 Washington Post advertisement (p. 12) for the "Doris N. Patterson School of Dance 'for / colored' [sic] / 4126 [or 4125?] Minnesota Ave., N.E. VL 1786 / Annex Elks Home 1535 15th St. N.w. (3rd floor) / Courses for Children, Adults and Teachers in Russian Ballet, Toe, Creative, / Tap, Spanish, Acrobatic and Ballroom. Transportation furnished. Phone for / appointment."
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Dance costume
Dance for children
Dance--Study and teaching
Ballet dancers
Ballet
African American children
Portraits, Group
African American girls
Pencil
Local number:
618nl0050585-01pg.tif (AC Scan No.)
2008-4923 (SI Neg. No.)
50585 (Scurlock session no.)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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