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Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)  Search this
Subseries Creator:
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
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [4" x 5"].)
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Archival materials
New coccine (or crocein scarlet) dye
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970 -- Photographs
February 1960
Scope and Contents:
Drama group practicing scene. Four girls are seated on chairs. One girl is laying on a bed with her eyes shut and an arm outstretched, another is seated on the bed with a hand to her face, whilst another kneels beside the bed and is comforted by a woman bending down to her. A poster on the wall reads, "Enroll your child and inspire youth to seek a life of value - Dramatic Classes - Speech - Poise - Mental Discipline - Self Assurance - Self Expression - Creativeness - Qualified Instructors - Register Now". There are framed photographs from films and plays on the wall. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption. "KODAK -- SAFETY -- FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on faces and arms with New Coccine.
Biographical / Historical:
Gregoria Fraser Goins founded the Corda Club in Washington, D.C. and was a piano teacher at the Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression. However it is not known if the Goins referred to in this caption is Gregoria Fraser Goins. (Information taken from "New Perspectives on Music: Essays in Honor of Eileen Southern", Review author[s]: Marsha J. Reisser, American Music, 1993, University of Illinois Press).
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.
Acting  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
African American actors  Search this
African American children  Search this
Photographs -- 1960-1970 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Retouching -- Dye
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client / 4.6.1: Black and white negatives Part 1 / Goins Music School
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History