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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client

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Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Howard University -- 20th century  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
320 Boxes
The subseries includes black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Freezer storage
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Matrices, color separation
Studio portraits
Color separation negatives
Dye transfer process
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- Small business -- 20th century
Scope and Contents note:
The majority of materials are portrait sittings of individuals but there are also formal portraits of couples, families, groups, and organizations.
Arrangement note:
The negatives are arranged alphabetically by the client's last name.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). More...
Forms Part Of:
Subseries 4.3 forms part of Series 4, within the Scurlock Studio Records group. Scurlock Studio Records Series 1: Black and White Photographs Series 2: Color Photographs Series 3: Framed Prints Series 4: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives Series 5: Color Negatives Series 6: Color Transparencies, Slides, and Other Formats Series 7: Black-and-White Color Separation Negatives and Matrices Series 8: Scurlock Studio Business Records Series 9: Custom Craft Business Records Series 10: Capitol School of Photography Series 11: Washington Stock Series 12: Background Materials and Publications
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.
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.
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Segregation  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
African Americans -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Commercial photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C)  Search this
Portraits -- 20th century  Search this
Politicians -- 20th century  Search this
Matrices, color separation
Photographs -- 20th century
Studio portraits
Color separation negatives
Dye transfer process
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client
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