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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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361100

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361106

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
See more items in:
Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361117

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361119

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
See more items in:
Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361097

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361026

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361033

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
See more items in:
Benjamin Layton collection circa 1870-1980
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361101

[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)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_277656

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, North and Central America
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.
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of a man speaking from a podium during a dinner recognizing Hugh Mulzac for being named a naval captain after 22 years of naval service. Mulzac is seated next to the podium at bottom right.
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
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.74.143

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361099

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361019

National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens

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Subject:
Lewis, John 1940 Feb. 21-
Obama, Barack
African American Museum Project
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
September 24, 2016
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Notes:
NMAAHC is the nineteenth Smithsonian Museum
"A Century in the Making: The Journey to Build a National Museum," Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (blog), Tumblr. August 24th, 2016, http://nmaahc.tumblr.com/post/149430396115/a-century-in-the-making-the-journey-to-build-a.
"Culture Wars Won and Lost, Part II: The National African-American Museum Project," Radical History Review 70 (1998): 78-101.
The Time Has Come: Report to the President and to the Congress". National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission, last modified April 2, 2003, http://nmaahceis.si.edu/documents/The_Time_Has_Come.pdf.
Dodson, Howard. "A Place of our Own: The National Museum of African American History and Culture." Callaloo Vol. 38 No. 4. (2015): 729-741.
Summary:
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is opened on September 24, 2016 by President Barack Obama during a three day festival on the National Mall produced by Quincy Jones, a member of the museum's advisory board. The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture, its goals are 1) to provide an opportunity for those who are interested in African American culture to explore this history through interactive exhibitions; 2) to help all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by global influences; 3) to explore what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture; and 4) to serve as a place of collaboration that reaches beyond Washington to engage new audiences and to collaborate with museums and educational institutions that preserved this important history well before this museum was created.
NMAAHC was established by law in 2003, the culmination of decades of efforts to commemorate African American history. African American civil war veterans began the push to commemorate the African American influence on America with a place on the National Mall in 1915. Veterans of the US Colored Troops were nearly excluded from a 50th anniversary Grand Review Parade celebrating the victorious Union Troops. USCT veterans formed a Committee of Colored Citizens of the Grand Army of the Republic to make sure their military service was remembered and provide help with housing, food, and logistical costs for African American veterans. After the parade, funds from this committee went to a National Memorial Association to create a more permanent memorial to African Americans' contributions to America. The association's aim was to build a building to depict African Americans' contributions in all walks of life, not just military. While no site was designated, the National Mall was the committee's goal.
Despite significant racially charged opposition, this Association worked long and hard to accomplish their goal, and with significant grass roots support that overcame congressional racism, a joint resolution creating a commission for the museum was signed into Law by President Coolidge on March 4, 1929. Unfortunately, due to the stock market crash later that year, the commission was unable to raise funds and the museum was never built. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 galvanized interest again. An initiative by Tom Mack, president of Tourmobile Sightseeing, a DC shuttle tour company, led to a 1986 Joint Resolution sponsored by Representatives Mickey Leland of Texas and John R. Lewis of Georgia and Senator Paul Simon of Illinois "to encourage and support" private efforts to build a memorial and a museum in Washington, DC.
Starting in 1988, new bills were introduced annually in the Congress by Rep. John Lewis to create a National African American Heritage Museum and Memorial within the Smithsonian Institution. In 1991, a Smithsonian blue-ribbon commission recommended the creation of a national museum devoted to African Americans to collect, analyze, research, and organize exhibitions on a scale and definition that matched the major museums devoted to other aspects of American life. The commission recommended that the museum be temporarily located in the Arts and Industries Building until a new, larger facility could be built, but the legislation stalled amid controversy about funding and the appropriateness of the site. In 2001, a new bipartisan coalition of Representatives John Lewis and J. C. Watts, Jr., and Senators Sam Brownback and Max Cleland renewed efforts to establish a National Museum of African American History and Culture within the Smithsonian Institution. Renewed questions about funding and feasibility of using the Arts and Industries Building resulted in the passage of P.L. 107-106 on December 28, 2001, which established the NMAAHC Plan for Action Presidential Commission to develop a feasible plan to move forward with the museum.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
African Americans--History
Major Events in Smithsonian History
New Museums
Museums
Openings
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14710

[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
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_279581

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361011

"Save Our African American Treasures" in Charleston, S.C

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Author:
Barnes, Michael R
Subject:
Conwill, Kinshasha Holman
Bunch, Lonnie G
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Save Our African American Treasures Program
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 5w x 4.68h ; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Place:
United States
South Carolina
Date:
May 30, 2009
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Participants in the "Save Our African American Treasures" program held in May 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina. "Treasures" is a national outreach program presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture to ensure the preservation of African American history. Looking on (center rear) are NMAAHC Director Lonnie Bunch and Congressman James Clyburn (DSC), and Deputy Director Kinshasha Holman Conwill stands at right. Visitors are learning how to preserve artifacts.
Contained within:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (website)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
African Americans--History
Women
Legislators
Artifacts
African Americans
Public programs
Standard number:
SOAT-BurkeHS__02221
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12692

Resolution Calling for National African American Museum

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Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
99th Congress. Sess. 2, 1986
United States Congress House
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 6.37w x 9.57h ; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Document
Type:
Object
Document
House Document
Date:
October 21, 1986
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
H.R. 666, 1986 Resolution Calling for National African American Museum, 1986.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, IHD Information File
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
African Americans--History
Museums
New Museums
Standard number:
SIA2011-2271
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12680

[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)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_280259

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
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
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Jamieson
ID Number:
1990.0164.01
Accession number:
1990.0164
Catalog number:
1990.0164.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606749
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Daguerreotype of an African American child holding a white baby

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Photograph by:
Unidentified
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium:
silver amalgam, silver on copper photographic plates
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (14 x 10.8 cm)
H x W (Closed): 5 15/16 × 4 7/8 × 3/4 in. (15.1 × 12.4 × 1.9 cm)
H x W (Open): 5 15/16 × 9 5/8 × 3/8 in. (15.1 × 24.4 × 1 cm)
Type:
daguerreotypes
portraits
Date:
1850s
Description:
A cased, black-and-white image of an African American boy holding a white male baby on his lap.
Topic:
African American
Children
Photography
Slavery
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.37
Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.37

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