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Mrs. Sadee Mozsee [sic, Sadie Mozee] [#1 of 5] [photonegative, ca. 1940]

view Mrs. Sadee Mozsee [sic, Sadie Mozee] [#1 of 5] [photonegative, ca. 1940] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Mozsee, Sadee
Mozee, Sadie
Black Bird Revue
Dark Town Entertainers
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 10 x 8 in
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Egyptian Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1950
ca 1940
1930-1950
Notes:
According to a great-niece of the subject, Christine Willis (in an email, 27 April 2015), Sadie Mozee was born Louisa Marshall in the United Kingdom. In an article about air raids and wartime diffculties in England, Theatre Section, Afro-American, Sept. 6, 1941, it was stated that Ms. Mozee was living at 2107 Second St., N.W., Washington, and was concerned about relatives in England. ( https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2211&dat=19410906&id=4epfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QgMGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3944,581626&hl=en ) This article, however, states that she was born in Cairo, Egypt, to an American mother and Egyptian father, then raised in London. She had a stage career as a singer beginning at age fifteen, touring Europe with the Dark Town Entertainers. She came to the U.S. with the Black Bird Revue in 1929. She met her husband Frank Mozee in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Summary:
Caption on negative: "49140 Mrs. Sadee Mozsee 1 8x10 sepia". Woman in long dress standing next to window. "Oct. 11" and "Oct 20" without year written on original envelope. "Ready as soon as possible" written on original envelope. Note on envelope: "Mrs Louisa Mozee; 3 8x10 Dup.; April 24, 1947." Retouching on face.
Cite as:
Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits
Portraits--African American women
African Americans
Local number:
49140 (Scurlock no.)
Freezer no. ?
618nl0049140-01pw.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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