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Portrait of African American woman

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
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman

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
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman

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
Restrictions:
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American women

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
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman

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
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman

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
Topic:
African American women
Portraits
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.402
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman

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
Topic:
African American women
Embroidery
Portraits
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.452
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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[African American woman] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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
Topic:
Palms
African American women
Local number:
Box 618.04.116
AC0618.004.0001947.tif (AC Scan)
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
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Full-length portrait of seated African American woman

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
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Portrait of African American woman with combs in her hair

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
Topic:
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.374
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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African-American Banjo

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
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1835-1865
Subject:
African American
Blacks
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
ID Number:
1990.0164.01
Accession number:
1990.0164
Catalog number:
1990.0164.01
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
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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African American History

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, New York, United States
Date:
1948
Topic:
African American
Military
Photography
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
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.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Tintype of an African American soldier

Created by:
Unidentified
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium:
silver on iron photographic plates
Dimensions:
H x W (Case closed): 3 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 3/4 in. (9.8 x 8.5 x 1.9 cm)
H x W (Case open): 3 13/16 x 7 x 7/16 in. (9.7 x 17.8 x 1.1 cm)
Type:
tintypes
Date:
1861 - 1865
Topic:
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2011.51.12
Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Portrait of African American woman holding a parasol

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
Restrictions:
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Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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[African American women] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

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
Topic:
Receptions
African American women
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.122
AC0618.004.0002120.tif (AC Scan)
No Scurlock number
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
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Portrait of African American woman wearing a hat and a pin-stripped dress

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
Topic:
African American women
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.353
Cite as:
Evans-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Insititution, gift of the Estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs, Jr
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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[African American woman in military uniform] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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
Topic:
Uniforms
African American women
Female military personnel
Local number:
Box 618.04.116
AC0618.004.0001946.tif (AC Scan)
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
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Three African American women wading in water] [black-and-white cellulose acetate photonegative]

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
Topic:
Rivers
African American women
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.5.1
AC0618.004.0002300.tif (AC Scan)
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
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Portrait of a young African American woman in a white dress : Black-and-white photoprint.]

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
Topic:
Portraits--African American women
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000039.tif (AC Scan)
2008-4983 (OIPP Scan)
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
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Black Wings: African American Pioneers

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-08-31T20:11:25.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-11-09T15:07:32.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
Flight
Space Sciences
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
1624
Video Title:
Black Wings: African American Pioneers
Description:
Aeronautics curator Von Hardesty discusses the updated Black Wings exhibit in the "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery," offering a perspective on African American pioneer aviators, past and present. This informal gallery talk was recorded on February 9, 2011 as part of the National Air and Space Museum's "Ask an Expert" lecture series. "Ask an Expert" lectures are presented weekly at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and biweekly at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. For more information & schedule, see http://www.nasm.si.edu/askanexpert/
Video Duration:
880 seconds
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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