Subject/Sitter: Howard University College of Medicine
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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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.
Notations in front of print: " 'Ten Little Indians' (game)" and "Richards." Notation on back of print: "About 1932 Is this girl John's sister?" Notation in album: "John Andeline Gene." Last names unknown.
Biographical / Historical:
Date: Not recorded; probably ca. 1932.
Postcard: Divided back with "Corres." & "Address." Diamond stamp corner with "Defender" written inside diamond.
Notations in front of print: "Warrior Tomah Peter Danas Point Princeton, Me." and "[illegible]...ard ...'; probably by Maurice Richards.
Biographical / Historical:
Date: Not recorded; possibly ca. 1930s.
Postcard: Divided back with "Corres." and "Address." Diamond shape stamp corner with "Defender" inside diamond. Similar postcard poss. dating 1932 found (74-8365) also by Richards of the Passamaquoddy.
Identification as Sabat Tomah based on comparison with 74-8367 taken by Richards of Sabat in approximately the same dress.
Notations on front of print: " 'One of the few old timers.' Peter Dana Point Princeton, Me." and "MR" Notation on reverse of print: "Sabatus Tomah let his hair grow long. Notation in album: "Sabattis Tomah" Identified as "Sabatis" or "Sabat" in 74-8367.
Notations on front of print: "Chief Sabatis Tomah Peter Dana Point Princeton, Me." and "MR." Notation on back of print: "Headdress & paddle made by Maurice A. Richards." Notation in album: "Sabat Tomah." Identified as Sabatus or Sabattis in 74-8366.
Notation on front of print: " 'Princess Tomah' Passamaquoddy tribe Princeton, Me." "Richards." Notation on back of print: "Chief Wallace Lewey's daughter, taken south of Narrows at Peter Dana Point on Long Lake."