Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.2: Black and white negatives in freezers arranged by job number

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
The vast majority of the negatives are individual portrait sittings but there are some family and group portraits. The box numbers in the finding aid are the old freezer box numbers and are not reflective of the physical number of boxes; when the negatives were rehoused, the physical number of boxes were reduced and the old freezer box numbers were retained in combination on boxes. The beginning and end of a freezer box is demarcated by blue dividers inside the new boxes.
Biographical/Historical note
The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). More...
320 Boxes
The materials in the subseries are black and white silver gelatin negatives.
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.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Dye transfer process
Color separation negatives
Matrices, color separation
Commercial photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C)
African Americans -- History -- 20th century
African American photographers
Portraits -- 20th century
Politicians -- 20th century
Photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)
African American entertainers -- 20th century
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Shaw (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Small business -- 20th century
Finley Wilson [cellulose acetate photonegative].
Finding aid
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