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Pearl Bailey and her husband [Louis Bellson] at Howard Theatre, January 19,1956 [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Catalog Data

Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bailey, Pearl  Search this
Bellson, Louis  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
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
1 Item
Box 72
Archival materials
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Scope and Contents:
Pearl Bailey and her husband, drummer Louis Bellson, at Howard Theatre on January 19, 1956. Louis Bellson, right of Pearl Bailey, seems to be accepting two Uline Arena Wrestling tickets from an unidentified man on Pearl Bailey's left. A drum set with "GRETSCH TD Louie" written on the bass drum can be seen behind them. No Scurlock number. No ink on negative. "KODAK--SAFETY--FILM" edge imprint.
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.
African American singers  Search this
Music -- African-American  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Photographs -- 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