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[Stage with large set of columns and arches with actors in posed scenes : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]

view [Stage with large set of columns and arches with actors in posed scenes : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Defender
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [11" x 20"]
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Banquet camera photographs
Panoramas
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
[ca. 1930-1940]
1930-1940
1930-1950
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Theater
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery
Costumes
African Americans
Local number:
Box TBN9
AC0618.004.0001330.tif (scan number)
No Scurlock 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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