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Civil Disturbances '68 [Scurlock studio window : cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, George H [Hardison] 1919-2005
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film strip, 1.5" x 6"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1968
20th century
1960-1970
Summary:
One of four negatives on a 35mm film strip. The group is numbered AC0618.004.0000207-AC0618.004.0000210.
A display box on the exterior wall at Scurlock's studio containing photographs, labeled "Photography by Scurlock" with a hand-written sign on the glass reading "Soul brother / all the way". No ink on negative. "Tri X Pan Film Kodak Safety Film" and frame numbers edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Photograph attributed to George H. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Photography--Studios and darkrooms
Photographers
African American photographers
Riots
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.96
AC0618.004.0000210.tif (AC scan)
2008-4944.21A (SI Neg.)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH

President Truman at NAACP rally in Washington, D.C. [acetate film photonegative,] 1947

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Fairly close image of Truman at podium, speaking at Lincoln Memorial. Image is out of focus. Uncaptioned, "Ansco Safety Film" edge imprint. Probably made by Robert Scurlock.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits, Group
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178933jp.tif (AC Scan)
4/0126 (microfilm frame)
Freezer box 35
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH

President Truman at NAACP rally in Washington D.C. [acetate film photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
White, Walter Francis 1893-1995
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans 1940-1950
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Truman is shown walking past a line of observers in front of Lincoln Memorial, color guard with flags behind him. Walter White, President of the NAACP, is shown to the left of Truman. Image is slightly out of focus. "Kodak--Safety 111" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits, Group
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178934jp.tif (AC Scan)
Freezer box 54
4/0125 (microfilm frame)
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Archives Center - NMAH

The Scurlocks and Black Washington

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-02-23T18:42:29.000Z
Video Title:
The Scurlocks and Black Washington
Description:
For over 80 years, the Scurlock photography studio catalogued the lives of the black middle class of Washington, D.C (The exhibit, The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise, is on view at the National Museum of American History through November 15, 2009. Thanks to Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which co-organized the exhibit). Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/The-Scurlock-Studio-Picture-of-Prosperity.html
Views:
1,345
Video Duration:
5 min 28 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Rice, Moses P
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Scurlock, George H [Hardison] 1919-2005
Printmakers:
Custom Craft
Subject:
Washington, Booker T. 1856-1915
DuBois, W.E.B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963
Howard University
Physical description:
200 cu. ft
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Matrices, color separation
Collection descriptions
Color separation negatives
Dye transfer process
Photographs
Studio portraits
Wedding albums
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C)
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1905
1905-1994
ca 1905-1994
20th century
Notes:
As a young African American, Addison Scurlock studied photography with Washington photographer Moses P. Rice, and began using his parents' home as a photographic studio in 1905; in 1911 he opened his own studio. Later, sons George and Robert assisted him and worked as photographers in the studio. After Addison's death his sons continued to operate the studio until George retired in the 1970s and Robert died in 1994. Two other separate business enterprises were associated with the studio: The Capitol School of Photography, which was operated by Robert and George out of the studio, 1948-1952, and Custom Craft, a color laboratory service which opened as the school closed. (The collection contains material related to all these facets of the business.)
Summary:
Approximately 250,000 photonegatives, photoprints, color transparencies from the photographic business founded by Addison Scurlock in Washington, D.C. Collection also includes business records and ephemera.
Photographs: Includes portraits of famous African-American luminaries such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and many other artists, intellectuals, educators, entertainers, etc., as well as documentation of Washington, D.C., including both the African-American community and national political life, and important photographs of Howard University; also commercial photography, including color materials.
Color separation materials: Sets of black-and-white color-separation negatives, sets of matrices for the Kodak Dye Transfer process, etc. (full-color Dye Transfer prints are storied in a different series).
Business records: The photography studio records and Custom Craft records are in separate subseries, reflecting the fact that they were operated as separate businesses.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Photography
Commercial photography
Portraits
African Americans--History
African American entertainers
Politicians
African American photographers
Segregation
African Americans
Small business
Local number:
1998.3003 (NMAH Acc.)
1998.0011 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment, for portions described on finding aid during processing. Gloves required with unprotected photographs. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270
Access partly restricted while collection is being processed. Research appointments should be made with David Haberstich: call 202- 633-3721
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Scurlock Studio Records ca. 1905-1994 [Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Addison and Mamie Scurlock [cellulose acetate photonegative, 1955]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Scurlock, Mamie Estelle
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 5" x 4"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1955
1940-1960
1950-1960
Summary:
Addison and Mamie in studio reception area; he wears a three-piece suit and sits on the edge of the desk. Photographer probably either Robert of George Scurlock.
Cite as:
Photograph by Scurlock Studio. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits, Group
African American photographers
African Americans
Local number:
Box 76, Scurlock family
Freezer box 42
618ps0238328-01pg.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Access limited. Negative in freezer storage
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Addison and Mamie Scurlock [glass plate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Scurlock, Mamie Estelle
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass, 7" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1910
1920
Ca. 1910-1920
1910-1920
Notes:
13.5" x 10.5" print of this image is number 80 in "Corcoran" prints.
7" x 5" print of this image is located in 1.1.A10, Folder 10.
Summary:
Self-portrait of the young Addison Scurlock with his future wife Mamie,seated on rocks in an outdoor setting; she holds a straw hat. No ink on negative. No edge imprint. Retouched. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits
Self-portraits, American
Couples
Self-portraits
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04
2008-4919 (SI Neg. No.)
AC0618.004.0000725.tif (scan number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Scurlock [cellulose acetate photonegative, ca. 1940s.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Scurlock, Herbert
Scurlock, Herbert Mrs
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1950
ca 1940s
Ca. 1940s
1940-1950
Summary:
Portrait of a couple posed in a hall with two potted plants and a fern on a fern stand.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits--African American couples
African Americans
Local number:
Box 91
618nl0049198-01pg.tif (AC scan number)
49198 (Scurlock number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-13T05:04:07.000Z
Video Title:
The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise
Description:
Photographs representing nearly a century's worth of creative output from the renowned Scurlock Studio form the backbone of a new exhibition designed to celebrate the legacy of a noted family of photographers and to present a vivid portrait of black Washington, D.C., in all its guises-its challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. Paul Gardullo atlks about a selection of photos and the evocative written responses received from Washingtonians who visited the exhibit at the National Museum of American History. More here: http://nmaahc.si.edu/section/programs/view/191
Views:
998
Video Duration:
1 hr 1 min 50 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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[Eleanor Roosevelt addressing NAACP rally in Washington D.C. : acetate film photonegative, June 29, 1947.]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
White, Walter Francis 1893-1955 (President, N.A.A.C.P)
Morse, Wayne Senator
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1947
June 29, 1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Subject is speaking at lectern outside Lincoln Memorial for the closing session of the 38th annual conference of the organization. "Walter White, President of the NAACP, sits in the first row to the right of the rostrum along with President Harry S. Truman, seated to his right, wearing a light colored suit, and Senator Wayne Morse at the end of the row." (Caption with reproduction in Smithsonian calendar--see below.) "Ansco Safety Film" imprint on edge.
Publications:
Reproduced in Smithsonian 2012 Year-In-A-Box Calendar. Dayton: Ohio: MWV Consumer & Office Products, 2011, November 26 page
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178935jp.tif (AC Scan)
4/0124 (microfilm frame)
Freezer box 54
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Marian Anderson and crowd at Lincoln Memorial, from steps looking at Washington Monument : acetate film photonegative,] April 9, 1939

Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 3-1/4" x 4-1/4".
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1939
April 9, 1939
1930-1940
1930-1950
Notes:
In a lecture at George Washington University, 10/19/01, Jeff Fearing attributed the Anderson documentation to Robert Scurlock, and Vivian Scurlock corroborated this on 6/26/02.
From negative Box C.
Summary:
No. 144 and "1 - 8x10 GL" on original envelope. No ink on negative edge. No manufacturer's mark on film edge. Probably a film pack negative.
Cite as:
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Civil rights
Concerts
African American singers
Documentary photography
Memorials
Singers
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans
Local number:
618ns0177405-01jp.tif (AC Scan)
Freezer box 55
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Dr. Herbert Clay Scurlock [acetate film photonegative, N.d.]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
Scurlock, Herbert Clay 1875-1952
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 5" x 7"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
1940
1950
Nd
Summary:
"Dr. H.C. Scurlock" written in ink on edge, "Kodak" imprint on edge.
Cite as:
Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American men
Local number:
618ns0179025pm.tif (AC Scan)
Freezer box 47
27500 (Scurlock No.)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Professor Jas. A. Washington, Howard University Law School Faculty [acetate film photonegative], 1948

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Howard University
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 5" x 7"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Portraits
Studio portraits
Photographs
Date:
1948
1940-1950
20th century
Summary:
Name in ink on film edge.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
College teachers
African American lawyers
Law schools
African American men
Local number:
52970 (Scurlock no.)
Freezer box 47
618nsAAY3260hu.tif (AC Scan)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH

[Marching band at Lincoln Memorial] [acetate film photonegative, undated.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Agfa
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
19xx
undated
1930-1940
1930-1950
1940-1950
Summary:
No caption on negative.
Marching band walking towards Lincoln Memorial. "5 AGFA SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bands (Music)
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0242714jp.tif (AC Scan)
Box 618.04.57
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH

Lincoln Memorial Interiors [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 5" x 4"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1930
1960
[n.d.]
Summary:
Copy negative of Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Memorial. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY 416" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Statues
Local number:
Box 618.04.98
AC0618.004.0001099.tif (scan number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH

Lincoln Memorial Interiors [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 5" x 4"
Type:
Composite photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
1960
[n.d.]
Summary:
Copy negative of engraved text of Lincoln's Gettsburgh Address overlaying Lincoln's statue. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY 416" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
Box 618.04.98
AC0618.004.0001101.tif (scan number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

NAACP Mass Meeting [Lincoln Memorial--Harry Truman address, Mrs. Roosevelt-- 38th annual NAACP Conference; from envelope; #1 of 4] [acetate film photonegative,] June 28, 1947

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
June 28, 1947
1930-1950
1940-1950
Notes:
From NUS carton 82.
Summary:
Pres. Harry Truman speaking in front of Lincoln Memorial. No caption on negative.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
Freezer box 54
618ns0242758jp.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Archives Center - NMAH

NAACP Mass Meeting [Lincoln Memorial--Harry Truman address, Mrs. Roosevelt-- 38th annual NAACP Conference; from envelope; #2 of 4] [acetate film photonegative,] June, 28, 1947

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
June, 28, 1947
1930-1950
1940-1950
Notes:
From NUS carton 82.
Summary:
No caption on negative.
Pres. Harry Truman speaking in front of Lincoln Memorial, shot from behind.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
Freezer box 54
618ns0242759jp.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial (series), #141 : cellulose acetate photonegative,] April 9, 1939

Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1939
April 9, 1939
1930-1940
Notes:
Notes on original enclosure: "#9 / 1-8-1/2 x 7 / contact proof". Negative Box C. Contact proof in upper left of 4-image print, 8 x 10 in.
Summary:
No ink on negative. Two men and woman in audience talking. No film edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American singers
Civil rights
Concerts
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.86
618ns0227129-01jp.tif (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial: series, #134 : cellulose acetate photonegative,] April 9, 1939

Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1939
April 9, 1939
1930-1940
Notes:
Notes on original envelope: "#9 / 1-8-1/2 x 7 / vertical". Negative box C. Print on 4-image contact proof sheet, in box 81.
Summary:
No ink on negative. Marian Anderson singing. "7" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Photograph by Robert S. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
African American singers
Concerts
Civil rights
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.86
618ns0227138-01jp.tif (AC Scan)
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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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