Congresswoman Bolton and African souvenirs at home, Feb[ruary] 1964 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Bolton, Frances Payne Bingham 1885-1977
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Frances Payne Bolton (March 29, 1885 - March 9, 1977) was a Republican politician from Ohio. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1940 to 1969. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio.
Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton and another woman standing in a room in Bolton's house. Bolton is holding a piece of cloth and pointing to a piece of African sculpture on a mantelpiece whilst the second woman holds a notebook and pen. There is a painting of a desert scene above the fireplace and more African sculpture on the mantelpiece. There is a couch, a full bookcase and a window with drapes behind them. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption, "c/o Mrs. Cassell" and "1 - 8 x glossy of each, 3 - 8x10 D.W.". "KODAK - SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History