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Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection

Printmaker:
Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn.  Search this
La Crosse Film Service (La Crosse, Wis.)  Search this
Collector:
Sylvia, Marshall  Search this
Extent:
74 Items (1 folder including photoprints)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Minnesota -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Temperance River -- 1930-1940
Gooseberry Falls -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 74 unmounted silver gelatin photoprints. Sizes range from typical amateur rollfilm snapshots up to 5" x 7" enlargements. A typical range of snapshot subjects is included, such as a wedding group, informal portraits, including people with automobiles, landscapes and waterfalls (including the Temperance River and Gooseberry Falls), the Split Rock Lighthouse, and a costume party. Seven prints have been hand colored. Some prints are identified in pencil on the verso. The dates September 28, 1936 and September 21, 1937 are included, and several prints are identified as processed by Brown Photo Service, Minneapolis, Minn., and La Crosse Film Service ("Nature Tone Prints"), La Cross, Wis., so it is assumed that most of the subjects are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. One picture of an infant is marked "Michael Shaw Ohme 4 mo."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged topically.
Historical:
As the donor did not supply identification with the photographs, nothing is known about them except for captions and marks on the backs of the prints.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Marshall Sylvia, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Automobiles -- 1930-1940  Search this
Portraits -- Men -- 1930-1940  Search this
Lighthouses -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Masquerades -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Entertaining -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Parties -- 1930-1940  Search this
Waterfalls -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Snapshots
Vernacular photographs
Hand coloring
Landscapes (representations)
Citation:
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0319
See more items in:
Marshall Sylvia Amateur Snapshot Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0319

Omega Mardi Gras [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Creator:
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Howard University -- 1950-1960  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5".)
Container:
Box 79
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Crowning ceremony during Omega Mardi Gras, sponsored by Howard University's Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. "KODAK - SAFETY 460" edge imprint. No ink on negative. No Scurlock number.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Greek letter societies -- Washington (D.C.) -- 1950-1960.  Search this
Masquerades  Search this
Parties -- 1930-1940  Search this
Balls (Parties)  Search this
Evening gowns  Search this
Carnival  Search this
Mardi Gras  Search this
Costumes -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref2668
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