- Collection ID:
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
- Physical Description:
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). Subseries 4.7 consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives and index cards. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records
Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The materials document the orders of the clients of the Scurlock Studio recorded on index cards. The majority of the negatives depict individual portrait sittings but there are also negatives of photographs with children, couples, and groups.
The first box in the subseries contains the index cards and the remaining four boxes have the negatives arranged in alphabetical order by last name of the client.
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...
David Haberstich and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
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.
Using the Collection
The subseries consists of black and white silver gelatin negatives and index cards.
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.
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