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[Phillis Wheatley : copy of engraving : glass plate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass, 7" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Photographs
Copy negatives
Retouching
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1960
[n.d.]
Notes:
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
Poor; broken, piece missing, stained by dye, attached tape, fingerprints.
Organization:
In box 4.3.1
Summary:
Copy negative of an engraving of published slave poet Phillis Wheatley as illustrated by Scipio Moorhead in the frontispiece to her book 'Poems on Various Subjects'. No ink on negative, no edge imprint, no Scurlock number. This glass plate copy negative is broken and taped to a second glass plate. A section of acetate film sheet is taped to fold over the glass plate. This sheet contains only a section of new coccine to lighten the area around the subject's head.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Topic:
Portraits--African American women
African American women
African American poets
Engraving
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04
AC0618.004.0000728.tif (scan number)
No Scurlock number
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_272635

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