Scoreboard and wall of advertisements for: Brownley's sport fudge, J. Frank Kelly Inc., Elit Laundry; Budweiser and Busch Lager, Brodts Inc., Terminal Ice and Fuel Company, Hav-A-Tampa Cigar, Fussells Ice Cream, Mike Martin's Liniment, Hahn "Florsheim" Shoes, Captial Garage, Majestic Radio, Fairway Fertilizer, The Washington Cadillac Co., "The 'Senators use' Lifebuoy. Protects health - ends 'B.O.'", Washington Times, Parker Bridget Co., Coca-Cola, Hotel Occidental Restaurant, City Cabs, De Moll & Co., Olmsted Grill, Browning & Baines Orienta Brand Coffee, Mayer & Co., Colonial, "This Stadium built by George A. Fuller Company", Wilner & Co., Packard Shoe, National Extra Dry Ginger Ale, Fred Pelzman's Fashion Shop. Ink on negative: "B". No edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Section of this image used as a graphic on the back of a case in the exhibit "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009.
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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Banquet camera photographs -- 1930-1940
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45 rpm records
July 20, 1969
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover.
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover. This recording captures the historical moment during the Senators-Yankees Game in Yankee Stadium on July 20, 1969.
No arrangement, just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
On the evening of July 20, 1969, not everyone was focused on the Apollo 11 moon landing all the time. Many baseball fans were tuned in to radio broadcasts from Yankee stadium that night as the Yankees played the Washington Senators. At the moment of landing, broadcasters interrupted the game and switched over to the live feeds, unscripted and unedited, that they were receiving from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). When Eagle landed, and the stations switched back over to the game, it was announced in the stadium that Apollo 11 had landed on the Moon. The roar of the crowd, which then later breaks out into song in celebration, perfectly captures the mood of a nation, filled with pride in the accomplishment. In a stroke of marketing genius, WWDC Radio, and the Washington Senators, produced a commemorative 45 rpm record album that they gave away as a marketing gift that would forever associate their team and brand with the moment.
Bud Keiser, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0025
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