[Six African American girls wearing ballet costumes and shoes : acetate film photonegative, ca. 1948]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Patterson, Doris N
Doris N. Patterson School of Dance
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
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."
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History