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Portrait of African American women

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Creator:
Rockwell's Gallery
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Petersburg (Va.)
Date:
1870
Circa 1870s
Topic:
African American
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.04
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
C.R. Ress Studio
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Petersburg (Va.)
Date:
1884
Topic:
African American
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.08
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
Benjamin Layton Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cabinet card albumen 17 x 11 cm. (6 1/2 x 4 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cabinet photographs
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
New York
Date:
1870
Circa 1870s - 1890s
Topic:
African Americans
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.18
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
C.R. Ress Studio
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Petersburg (Va.)
Date:
1884
Topic:
African American
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.45
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
Benjamin Layton Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Date:
1870
Circa 1870s
Topic:
African American
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.48
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographic prints
Date:
1894
Circa1894
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
African American women
Portraits
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.402
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman

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Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print albumen 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (24.8 x 19.7 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
African American women
Embroidery
Portraits
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.452
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

[African American woman] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2.25" x 2.25"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940
1945
[n.d.]
1940-1950
Summary:
Photograph by Robert Scurlock. African American woman sitting in a folding chair under a palm tree. No ink on negative, no Scurlock number, ink (text) on enclosure: "RSS [Robert Scurlock] WW II Army/War Scenes". No visble edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Palms
African American women
Local number:
Box 618.04.116
AC0618.004.0001947.tif (AC Scan)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Full-length portrait of seated African American woman

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Creator:
A. E. Beers Studio
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 /12 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Date:
1870
Circa 1870s
Topic:
African American
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.09
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Portrait of African American woman with combs in her hair

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Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cabinet card gelatin silver 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (16.5 x 10.8 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1905
Circa 1905
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.374
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

African-American Banjo

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Physical Description:
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 31 in x 9 1/2 in x 3 in; 78.74 cm x 24.13 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1835-1865
Description (Brief):
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1835-1865. It has undergone considerable scrutiny and analysis at the Smithsonian because of its attribution to American slave origins. So far, studies have been inconclusive. While the sun design carved on the body may have African origins, the polygonal shape, wood top (instead of a skin), and carved head pegbox lie outside the traditions of banjos brought to America by Africans. Nevertheless, the instrument was likely made by someone familiar with Black culture.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
African American
Blacks
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Jamieson
ID Number:
1990.0164.01
Accession number:
1990.0164
Catalog number:
1990.0164.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Online Media:

Portrait of African American woman holding a parasol

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Creator:
C.R. Ress Studio
Physical description:
1 photographic print on cartes de visite mount 11 x 6 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Fredericksburg (Va.)
Date:
1884
Topic:
African American
Parasols
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2004.7007.07
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

[African American women] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Agfa
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 4" x 5"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1941
1940-1950
Summary:
Group of African American women, formally dressed, presumably at a reception. "Misc. 1941" on original envelope. No ink on negative. Agfa Safety Film edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Receptions
African American women
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.122
AC0618.004.0002120.tif (AC Scan)
No Scurlock number
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Portrait of African American woman wearing a hat and a pin-stripped dress

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Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
Undated
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Topic:
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.353
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

African American History

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Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013
Subject of:
Hugh Mulzac, American, 1886 - 1971
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1948
Caption:
African American History - In honor of the first Black Naval Captain, Hugh Mulzac, New York City, 1948
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 192.
Topic:
African American
Military
Photography
World War II
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.143
Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

[African American woman in military uniform] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2.25" x 2.25"
Culture:
African Americans 1940-1950
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1941
1945
Ca. 1941-1945
1930-1960
1940-1950
Summary:
Photographed dramatically from a low angle. No ink on negative. Ink (text) on enclosure: "RSS WW II Army/War Scenes". No visible edge imprint, no Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock, ca. 1941-1945, Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Uniforms
African American women
Female military personnel
Local number:
Box 618.04.116
AC0618.004.0001946.tif (AC Scan)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Three African American women wading in water] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

view [Three African American women wading in water] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1960
N.d
1930-1960
Summary:
Three women wading ankle-deep in river. Wooded hills are in the background. No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. No visible edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Rivers
African American women
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.5.1
AC0618.004.0002300.tif (AC Scan)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Portrait of a young African American woman in a white dress : Black-and-white photoprint.]

view [Portrait of a young African American woman in a white dress : Black-and-white photoprint.] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 6-1/2" x 4-1/2", mounted
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Pictorialist
Toning (photography)
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1920
1930
1920-1940
Summary:
Woman is seated on a carved chair. Photograph by A.N. Scurlock. Sepia-toned print with a romantic, pictorialist effect. Thin paper mount with blind-stamp, lower right..
Cite as:
Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits--African American women
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000039.tif (AC Scan)
2008-4983 (OIPP Scan)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Dupree Collection of the African American Holiness and Pentecostal Movements Collection

Subject:
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Creator:
DuPree, Sherry Sherrod, 1946-
Type:
Collection description
Black dolls
Dolls
Quilts
Toys
Place:
United States
Description:
African American Pentecostal Holiness Church Collection consists of patchwork quilts and dolls - wooden, cloth, plastic, and straw. The quilts were "slave quilts" or quilts used by gospel groups on concert tours. Most of the dolls were made by members of Pentecostal denominations as fundraisers.
Related archival collection: Sherry Sherrod DuPree collection on the African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements, which dates from circa 1887-2001, contains materials relating to the history of African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements. Included are newsletters, correspondence, brochures, fliers, magazines, VHS tapes, articles, newspaper clippings, slides, manuscripts, photographs, books, financial documents, audiocassettes, compact discs, diskettes, DuPree's research files, and other materials. A copy of DuPree's book "African-American Holiness Pentecostal Movement: an Annotated Bibliography," which was based on the research in this collection, is also present. Contact the Archivist for more information.
Sherry Sherrod DuPree is a librarian and historian whose research focuses on African-American gospel music and African-American Pentecostal churches. She was the founder and organizer of the DuPree African-American Pentecostal and Holiness Collection at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. DuPree began the National African American Holiness Pentecostal Project, during the course of which she received several grants to fund her work. 1988, DuPree was appointed by Dr. Wilma Hughey to the Archival Historical Committee of The Church of God in Christ, Memphis, Tennessee. In 1995, DuPree became the Archivist of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Detroit. In March of 1998, she was elected Second Vice-President in the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
Archival Materials:
Sherry Sherrod DuPree collection on the African-American Holiness and Pentecostal movements, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Sherry Sherrod DuPree.
Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Pentecostal_Holiness_Church
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecostalism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiness_movement
Topic:
African American Pentecostal churches
African Americans
Church history
Holiness movement
Pentecostal churches
Pentecostalism
Social life and customs
Cite As:
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Dupree Collection of the African American Holiness and Pentecostal Movements Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

[Four young African American women standing beside a convertible automobile : black-and-white photoprint]

view [Four young African American women standing beside a convertible automobile : black-and-white photoprint] digital asset number 1
Collector:
WANN Radio Station (Annapolis, Maryland)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7.5" x 9.5"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Maryland
Annapolis (Md.)
Carr's Beach (Annapolis, Md.)
Date:
1958
Ca. 1958
1950-1960
Notes:
In Box 13.
During the 50s and early 60s, Anne Arundel County was still segregated and the beaches for [African Americans] were Carr's Beach and Sparrow's Beach in Annapolis, and the beach communities of Highland Beach, Arundel-On-The-Bay, and Columbia Beach in the county. Carr's Beach was the most famous of the beaches and was affectionately called "The Beach". During the week "The Beach" was a place for day camp, church picnics, etc. But on the week-ends especially Sunday afternoons, Carr's Beach had the unique distinction of being a major stop on the "Chitlin Circuit". (Quoted from http://www.carrsbeach.com/.)
Summary:
Advertising on convertible for Hoppy Adams of WANN radio station in Annapolis, Maryland; a Ferris wheel is seen in the background. Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Ferris wheels
Automobiles
Automobiles, Convertible
African American women
Radio advertising
Beaches
Segregation
Local number:
03080027.tif (AC Scan)
AC0800-0000005.tif (AC Scan No., duplicate)
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WANN Radio Station Records
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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