Imhotep Medical Meeting at 15th St. Presbyterian Church, May 1960 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Cobb, W. Montague (William Montague) 1904-1990
Imhotep National Conference on Hospital Integration
Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [4" x 5"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
"William Montague Cobb co-founded the Imhotep National Conference on Hospital Integration, sponsored by the National Medical Association's Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, the NAACP's National Health Committee, and the Medico-Chirurgical Society of the District of Columbia. Named for the early Egyptian physician Imhotep, the conference met annually between 1957 and 1963 to support surveys, publications, and other conferences on the health status of American blacks and to lobby for the passage of legislation, including national health insurance and the Civil Rights Act of 1964" taken from www.answers.com/topic/w-montague-cobb.
Posed group of men and two women standing in rows on the exterior steps of 15th St. Presbyterian Church. The men wear pin badge, possible name badges. The man on the left on the top row is thought to be William Montague Cobb. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption and "C/o Dr. Cobb". "KODAK - SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on faces with New Coccine.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History