Group of women sitting at individual desks printing pages of postage stamps. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY 98" edge imprint.
Collection is open for research.
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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.
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
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.
Printed caption on recto reads: "11. Congo Belge; Rassemblement pour le travail. / Belgisch Congo; Bijeenroeping voor het werk." Translated postcard caption reads: "11. Belgian Congo; Gathering for work."
Postage stamp printed on verso.
Items EEPA CG-35-03 and EEPA CG-35-04 are duplicate postcards.
Printed caption on recto reads: "19. Congo Belge ; Emballage de poisson sec dans le Mayumbe / Belgisch Congo; Verpakking van droge visch in Mayumbe." Translated postcard caption reads: "19. Belgian Congo. The wrapping of dried fish in the Mayumbe."