Sept[ember] 3, 1933 [group of people aboard the excursion ship E. Madison Hall alongside a jetty : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
E. Madison Hall (Ship)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 12" x 20"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Banquet camera photographs
Potomac River (Washington (D.C.)
September 3, 1933
"The E. Madison Hall excursion boat, owned and operated by a black man, Captain J. O. Holmes, is a steamer 160 feet long that seats 800 and has 20 staterooms. The excursion season begins about the first Sunday in May and lasts through September. Two or three trips down the Potomac to River View resort are made each day", from "The Black Washingtonians. The Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology," The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hokoben, N.J., 2005).
A large number of passengers are dressed in white robes and caps (baptismal garb). Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". No edge imprint, no Scurlock number.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History