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Lillian Melvin party, Aug[ust 1,] 1957 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

view Lillian Melvin party, Aug[ust 1,] 1957 [cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Melvin, Lillian
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1957
August 1, 1957
1950-1960
Summary:
Two women in formal party dresses posing, touching glasses of drink behind the bar at unidentified venue. A mirror along the back of the bar is decorated with text: "[Hollywo]od 20 Club [Cele]brations Party in honor of Lillian Melvin Thur. August 1st". A birthday cake and bottles with measuring pourers line the shelf behind the bar. "Hollywood 20 Club" may be the name of the venue but this has not been confirmed. No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. "KODAK--SAFETY--FILM" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Toasting
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Birthday parties
Birthday cakes
Party decorations
African American women
Evening gowns
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.98
AC0618.004.0001149.tif (scan number)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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