Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church Choirs, Jan[uary] 1964 [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company
Mount Jezreel Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
In 1873 Mt. Jezreel was born out of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church by a group of people tired of walking across town to church. 1879 Mt. Jezreel relocated to 7th near L Street, S.E. to a site known as the old "Meat House". In 1882 the Church voted to purchase the lot on the southeast corner of E Street at 5th, S.E. and in 1883 the cornerstone was laid at 5th & E Streets, S.E. In 1996, after several further moves, the Church relocated to 420 University Boulevard East, in Silver Spring, Maryland where it remains. Taken from Church's website: www.mtjezreel.com
Posed group of men and women in three rows, the first row is seated whilst the other two rows stand. They are dressed in choir robes. Behind them is a wall with a painting of a book on it, whilst in front are empty church pews. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption and "2 of ea glossy". "KODAK - SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retoucing on faces with New Coccine.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History