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The Guardsmen Club 1941 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

view The Guardsmen Club 1941 [cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Agfa
Subject:
National Association of Guardsmen, 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.)
Date:
1941
1940-1950
Notes:
The Guardsmen started in Brooklyn in 1933 by several young men, most of them graduates of Howard University, Lincoln University and Morgan State College. Their objective was to form a club of men with like desires, to foster social programs that would include their wives and girl friends. The Washington Chapter was organized in 1933 and was inducted into the National Association in 1938 by the National President from the Brooklyn Chapter. [taken from www.theguardsmen.org].
Summary:
Posed group of men standing in a line dressed in black or white tie and wearing pendants around their necks. Behind the group is a large sign which reads, "Guardsmen" and an unidentified display of material. Ink on negative: caption. "AGFA SAFETY FILM " edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American men
Men's organizations
Evening dress
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.102
AC0618.004.0001406.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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