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

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Bowen, Anthony 1805-1872
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 7" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Crayon portraits
Copy negatives
Portraits
Photographs
Place:
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1960
Ca. 1930s-1960?
Notes:
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bowen.)
Summary:
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
Topic:
African Americans
African American men
Local number:
AC0618.004.0000602.tif (AC Scan)
Box 618.04.80? (recommend not freezing)
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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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