Opening of Gulf Coastline service station, Oct[ober] 1957 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [4" x 5"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
Group of men and women standing behind a ribbon on the forecourt of a service station. A man in Masonic regalia is holding a pair of scissors to the ribbon. Sign above door reads, "940 Florida Ave., N.W.". Sign in window reads, "Grand Opening". Bunting is strung between poles on the forecourt. No ink on negative. "KODAK -- SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouched with new coccine.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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