Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans -- 1930-1950
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
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Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001250.tif
Posed group of women in white dresses and white nurses' hats with crosses on them. Most of the women wear a sash with embroidered inscription, "H. U. I. O. of St. Luke". Woman on far right is holding a young child. Two men stand with them. Group is standing in front of a brick building with drug store shop window to the right. Window shows advertisements for Filt, Raleigh and Tampa cigars. Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". No edge imprint, no Scurlock number.
Collection is open for research.
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.
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Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Banquet camera photographs -- 1930-1940
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.