[Crowd at Marian Anderson concert (memorial service for Harold L. Ickes) on National Mall, from high above stage] [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Eastman Kodak Company
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Ickes, Harold L (Harold LeClair) 1874-1952
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2.5" x 2.5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
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+.
No ink on negative. Crowd shot at Marian Anderson concert on National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument reflecting pool with Monument in background (negative is overexposed; difficult to discern Monument.). " LM KODAK SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History