Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 10 x 8 in
Caption on negative: "49122 Miss Mary Ellen Melvin 3 8x10 reg." Bust portrait of woman with short hair and box earrings. "Oct. 7" without year written on original envelope. "see corrections on proof, ask" written on original envelope. Retouching on face. "Defender Safety Base" edge imprint.
Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History