Scurlock Studio Records, Series 2: Color Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S02
Creators:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Custom Craft
Dates:
1930-1995, undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
115 Boxes
Repository:
The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC 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). Series 2 primarily consists of color and hand-colored photographs but also includes job envelopes, order forms, correspondence, notes, and other photographic materials such as negatives. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Materials are almost entirely color and hand-colored photographs, but also include job envelopes, order forms, correspondence, notes, and other photographic material types that were included in the overall order. In addition, not all photographs in this series were taken by the Scurlock Studio; there are photographs by Abdon Daoud Ackad and other studios or photographers that were sent in to make copies. The series is arranged into four subseries: Subseries 2.1: Clients, Subseries 2.2: Subjects, Subseries 2.3: Weddings, and Subseries 2.4: Hand-colored photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged in 4 subseries.
  • 2.1: Clients Color photographs
  • 2.2: Subjects Color photographs
  • 2.3: Weddings
  • 2.4: Hand-colored photographs

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC. 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...

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Commercial photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- Small business -- 20th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African American entertainers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- History -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Portraits -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard University -- 20th century Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Personal Name 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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives