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Marian Ande[r]son singing [at concert on National Mall] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

view Marian Ande[r]son singing [at concert on National Mall] [cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Ickes, Harold L (Harold LeClair) 1874-1952
WGMS
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2.5" x 2.5"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1952
1940-1950
Notes:
WGMS station starting using this call sign in 1951.
As Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes arranged for Anderson to give her historic 1939 Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial. When Ickes died, she gave a concert in recognition of their friendship, at his memorial service at the Lincoln Memorial on April 20, 1952. See Eve Edstrom, "Marian Anderson Singing Thrills 10,000 at Ickes Rites," Washington Post, April 21, 1952, pp. B1+.
Summary:
No ink on negative. Marian Anderson singing on the National Mall in front of a bank of microphones, including one with the call letters "WGMS." Behind her sit individuals in several rows of folding chairs. "---ETY FILM KODAK SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Singers
Civil rights
Concerts
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Memorial service
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.004.0000493.tif (AC Scan No.)
Box 618.04.79
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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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