Goins Music School Group, Feb. 1960 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [4" x 5"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Gregoria Fraser Goins founded the Corda Club in Washington, D.C. and was a piano teacher at the Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression. However it is not known if the Goins referred to in this caption is Gregoria Fraser Goins. (Information taken from "New Perspectives on Music: Essays in Honor of Eileen Southern", Review author[s]: Marsha J. Reisser, American Music, 1993, University of Illinois Press).
Drama group practicing scene. Four girls are seated on chairs. One girl is laying on a bed with her eyes shut and an arm outstretched, another is seated on the bed with a hand to her face, whilst another kneels beside the bed and is comforted by a woman bending down to her. A poster on the wall reads, "Enroll your child and inspire youth to seek a life of value - Dramatic Classes - Speech - Poise - Mental Discipline - Self Assurance - Self Expression - Creativeness - Qualified Instructors - Register Now". There are framed photographs from films and plays on the wall. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption. "KODAK -- SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on faces and arms with New Coccine.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History