A. Phillip Randolph [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Davis, John Preston
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip) 1889-1979
National Negro Congress
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Portrait cropped with tape from a larger image in which Randolph is holding an unidentified object with another man. Behind the men the room is ornately decorated, including a large "No Smoking" pedestal sign. No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. Ink on envelope: "2 - 8 x 10's of Randolph". "1 AGFA SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. According to Craig Simpson in an e-mail (19 Nov. 2012), "Man to right of Randolph is John Preston Davis, Executive Secretary of the National Negro Congress from 1935 to 1942. This photograph [was]probably taken in the Spring of 1940 before Randolph quit the NNC. Davis is easily identified by other known photographs of him."
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History