The Guardsmen Club 1941 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
National Association of Guardsmen, Inc
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [8" x 10"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
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].
Poor; discoloration, blue tint, warping, bubbling
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.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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