Guide to the Gail Estelle Berry Portrait [black-and-white photoprint]
NMAH.AC.1189

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1189
Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.).
Dates:
1966.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Items
on paper, 7" x 5", Silver gelatin,unmounted.
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Studio portrait of Ms. Berry, taken for newspapers announcements of her engagement to Togo Dennis West, Jr. Rubber-stamped on verso, "Scurlock / 900 You St., N.W. / Washington, D.C." Handwritten in ink on verso, "Miss Gail Estelle Berry" plus address. With xerographic copies of the New York Times announcement, Feb. 27, 1996, and "Wash. Post -- Times Star (Feb. 1996).

Arrangement
Arrangement
Stored with Scurlock collection, Coll. 618.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Note from Ms. West from "Remembering Black Washington" exhibition comment card: "I remember vividly going to the Scurlock Studio on U Street to have my engagement photo taken which was going to be sent to the newspapers for the big announcement! I also remember the Scurlocks who also took all of our wedding pictures and we have the album still 42 years later. Most of all I remember my mother saying Scurlock will be the wedding photographer for they were the very best."

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Gift of Ms. Gail Berry West.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Gail Estelle Berry Portrait, 1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Smithsonian Institution owns copyright.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
West, Gail Berry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West, Togo Dennis, Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engagements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--Black-and-white photoprints--Silver gelatin--1960-1970 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weddings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu