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Omega Mardi Gras [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Ferguson, Alonzo
Thorne, Frances
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Howard University
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1950
1951
N.d
1950-1960
1930-1950
Summary:
Couples dancing in costume during Omega Mardi Gras, sponsored by Howard University's Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. One couple is in rabbit costumes. "KODAK SAFETY - 460 " edge imprint. No Ink on negative. No Scurlock Number.
D.C. Morrison saw this image reproduced on Facebook, and identified the couple in rabbit costumes as his aunt and uncle. "The couple in the rabbit outfits are my aunt and uncle! BG Alonzo Ferguson, USAF Ret. (Deceased) Alpha Chap Fall '50 and his then fianceĢ Frances Thorne. He was commissioned from HU's AFROTC program [and] was a fighter pilot, flew missions in Korea and RVN. Picture is c. 1950, probably '51." (Nov. 6, 2013, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=549706335116606&set=a.409342452486329.99627.409274312493143&type=1&theater.)
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Costumes
Dancers
Parties
Rabbits
Masquerades
Greek letter societies
Balls (Parties)
Mardi Gras
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.79
AC0618.004.0000497.tif (AC Scan)
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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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