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Blue Ribbon Buses [parked on the corner of N.W. 10th St and N.W. U St., 1934 : cellulose acetate photonegative]

view Blue Ribbon Buses [parked on the corner of N.W. 10th St and N.W. U St., 1934 : cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Defender
Subject:
Blue Ribbon Motor Coach Co
Temple Luncheonette and Drug Co. Inc
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 8" x 10"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1934
1930-1940
Notes:
The date was taken from the licence plate of one of the vans.
Summary:
Five Blue Ribbon Buses parked on the corner of 10th and U Streets in front of the Temple Luncheonette and Drug Co. Inc. store. A man, presumably the driver, stands beside each bus. "Chartering purposes for any occasion" is written down the side of the bus to the left of the image. The text "luncheonette - ciga[rs] - candies - cosmetics - jewelry - soda" is written around the top of the drugstores windows. There are carved Masonic symbols in the frieze at the top of the building. Ink on negative: caption. "DEFENDER SAFETY BASE" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Drugstores
Storefronts
Buses
Bus drivers
African American bus drivers
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.99
AC0618.004.0001372.tif (scan number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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