Howard U[niversity] College of Dentistry Scenes, Feb[ruary] 1963 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Gunn, Herbert H Jr
Johnson, Margaret E
Gamble, Jessie D
Jackson, Beatrice G
Tuckson, Coleman Reed Dr
Howard University College of Dentistry
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Office with four women seated at desks. Three women are writing, whilst the fourth is using a telephone. Two men stand at either side of a desk. There are filling cabinets along the wall and typewriters and calculators on the desks. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption. "KODAK - SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on faces with New Coccine.
The scene is the Howard School of Dentistry's Dean's office. From left to right it includes: Beatrice G. Jackson, Ms. Jessie D. Gamble (at the telephone), Ms. Margaret E. Johnson (at the center, facing the camera), Mr. Herbert H. Gunn, Jr., Dr. Coleman Reed Tuckson (associate dean of the Dental School, smiling), and Ms. Dortha Bacchus (in the foreground, in front of the men). Identifications by Nia Tuckson, 5/14/2009.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History