[Stage with large set of columns and arches with actors in posed scenes : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [11" x 20"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Banquet camera photographs
The large piece of set consists of four columns with three arches joining them with a pediment at the top of the central arch. The first column is marked "1877", the last, "1935". At the base of each column is a plinth labelled from left to right, "Law", "Religion", "Grief" and "Justice". On each plinth stands an actor dressed in personification of each word. Winged angels stand on the top of each column and on the central pediment. Inside the three archways are a series of posed scenes. From left to right they depict: an artist and model, musicians, people looking at a globe, a person in a wheelchair and a nurse, two people filling a jar, a person typing and a person reading, a man in military uniform and a woman standing over a pram. No ink on negative. "DEFENDER SAFETY BASE" edge imprint.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History