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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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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
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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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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[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
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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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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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 & Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2011.51.12
Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Exhibition:
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963
On View:
National Museum of American History (14th St & Constitution), National Museum of American History, East Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 2200
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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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
See more items in:
Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Four young African American women standing beside a convertible automobile : black-and-white photoprint]

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
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)
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
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WANN Radio Station Records
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:
2013-09-20T17:28:09.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
Flight
Space Sciences
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
1485
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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African American Art Curator Talk

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-08-01T23:55:46.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-02-18T18:16:43.000Z
Topic:
Art, American
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
1815
Video Title:
African American Art Curator Talk
Description:
Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator, explores the work of Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Lois Mailou Jones, Melvin Edwards, and other artists featured in the exhibition African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond. These artists participated in ongoing dialogues about art, black identity, and individual rights that engaged American society in the twentieth century. Using documentary realism, painterly expressionism, and the postmodern assemblage of found objects, they rewrote American history and its art.
Video Duration:
2951 seconds
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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African-American Woman

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
tintype
Subject:
Photography
Tintype Collection
Photo History Collection
ID Number:
PG*75.23.5
Accession number:
317965
Catalog number:
75.23.5
Description (Brief):
Tintype full-length portrait of an African-American woman standing by a studio rock prop mounted in an album page.
Description:
The NMAH Photo History Collection (PHC) has over 3000 tintype photographs dating from the beginnings of the process in 1856 to the present. ‘Tintype’ was coined and became the favored name.
Tintypes in the PHC are found in albums, the Kaynor Union Case collection and as individual photographs. The original tintype process patent was assigned to William and Peter Neff in 1856. William Neff died a short time later, but his son Peter, who named the process Melainotype, continued on with his work. The earliest tintypes in the PHC are a group of more than thirty Peter Neff Melainotypes, some of which date back to 1856 and contain notes written by Peter Neff. Shortly after the Melainotype, Victor Griswold introduced a very similar process on thinner, lighter iron plates and called them Ferrotypes. The PHC has tintypes ranging from rare large images between 5”x7” and 10”x12”down to small images cut to 6mm diameter to fit jewelry. The Melainotypes are between 1/6 plate and 4”x5” in size and many have indistinct images. There are also unexposed Melainotype plates including a pack of 1/6 plates and large whole-plates with four decorated oval borders that were designed to be cut into smaller quarter plates after exposure.
The great majority of tintype photographs are studio portraits, including the very popular ‘Gem’ size (about ¾” x 1”). Almost every gem tintype in the PHC is an individual head and shoulders portraits, the only exceptions seen being a full length portrait and a head and shoulders portrait of a couple. Most of these gem portraits are in small gem albums designed to hold two to six gems per page. However, several gems are mounted on cartes-de-visite (CDV) size cards and set in specifically designed album pages. Some of these CDV mounted gems are in elaborate miniature frames attached to the card. The tintypes larger than gem size show a greater variety of subject matter, but still with a main focus on individual portraits, this is especially true of the smaller 1/16 and 1/9 plate images. Outdoor tintypes are rare. Of the few in the PHC, the most common outdoor subjects noted are people standing in front of their homes and photographs of people proudly standing with, or sitting on, their horse or horses and buggy. One of the largest tintypes is a 9”x 7” outdoor view of a row of townhouses with a couple standing on one of the balconies. There is also an outdoor tintype of men fishing along with another of their days catch.
One common subject in tintype photography, as noted in text books, is the civil war soldier. The durability of the tintype meant that photographs taken in the field could be sent home. However, this category of tintype is not well represented in the PHC, with less than thirty noted due to the fact that the majority of the Smithsonian’s Civil War tintypes are located mainly in the Military History Collection. Most of the PHC examples of Civil War tintypes are in the Kaynor collection of cased images.
A few of the tintypes in the PHC are hand colored. This coloring varies from light tinting of faces and hands to heavy overpainting that obscures the underlying tintype image. A number of the tintypes (about 30) depict people with the apparatus of their occupations. Some are posed studio shots and others appear to be photographs of people at their place of work. Among the occupational views are images of a doctor, grocery deliveryman, weavers, fireman, ice delivery man, craftsman, cobbler, shoe shiners, mail carrier, surveyor, pipe liners and other tintypes of people wearing work clothes and posing with tools. These include a unique full-length gem tintype of a man in work apron with a saw.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Photo History Collection
Tintype Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Portrait of African American man

Creator:
Evans-Tibbs Collection
Physical description:
1 photographic print gelatin silver 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Tennessee
Chattanooga
Date:
1900
Circa 1900
Topic:
African American men
Local number:
ACMA PH2003.7063.387
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 Laborers, c. 1890

Author:
Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917
Subject:
Hill, Richard Henry
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
African Americans
Campbell, Robert
Phillips, Bartlett L
Washington, Charles Sumner
Labor Force
Museum--employees
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Clothing and dress
Uniforms
Standard number:
SIA2009-0430 or 94-9551or original neg. #10249
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
African American Laborers, including Robert Campbell, Richard Hill, Rev. Bartlett L. Phillips, and Charles Washington are dressed in their white uniforms, worked at the United States National Museum
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 34
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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[African American female workers at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, with stacks of currency : paper photoprint]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Barge, Margaret
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1940-1950
Topic:
Women laborers
Women employees
United States--Officials and employees
Money
African American women
Portraits, Group
Printing
Local number:
Box 59 (also called box 1.2.A12)
2008-2168 (SI Neg. No.)
618ns0227887-01jp.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
One of the two women in the foreground may be Margaret Barge, a Scurlock cousin (note from Sandi Brewster-walker, 9 June 2009)
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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The First Female African American Pilot

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-01-04T18:06:32.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-04-14T04:38:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Shows
Views:
57021
Video Title:
The First Female African American Pilot
Description:
Bessie Coleman wanted to fly, and she wouldn't take no for an answer. As the first African American woman with a pilot's license, she proved her skill as a stunt pilot.
Video Duration:
187 seconds
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smithsonianchannel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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Reproduction African-American Banjo

Maker:
Klinger, Robert
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: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1981
Subject:
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
ID Number:
1981.3019.01
Nonaccession number:
1981.3019
Catalog number:
1981.3019.01
Description (Brief):
This banjo was made by Robert Klinger in Washington, D.C. in 1981. The banjo is a reproduction of an African-American banjo (catalog number 1990.0164.01) that was made in the shop of the National Museum of American History’s conservation lab.
Location:
Currently not on view
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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