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Anthony Bowen [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Bowen, Anthony 1805-1872
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7" x 5"
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African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Crayon portraits
Copy negatives
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Ca. 1930s-1960?
James Porter was a painter and professor of art at Howard University. This copy negative might have been made for his use. Anthony Bowen, a former slave, founded in 1853 the 12th Street YMCA, located at 1816 12th Street, N.W., in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. (See
Copy negative of an oval matted portrait of Anthony Bowen. The original subject appears to be a hand-painted photograph (sometimes called a "crayon portrait"), possibly dating from the 1860s. Ink on negative: "Mr. James Porter H.U." (crossed out) and "Anthony Bowen". Two pieces of masking tape are on the base side of the negative. "K" written in the right-hand corner of the original envelope. "A.N." is written and "SCURLOCK 900 YOU ST., N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C." is stamped on the envelope also. "EASTMAN--SAFETY--KODAK 52" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
African Americans
African American men
Local number:
AC0618.004.0000602.tif (AC Scan)
Box 618.04.80? (recommend not freezing)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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