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 young 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 and a hymn board. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption and "2 of ea glossy". "KODAK - SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on faces with New Coccine.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History