Guide to the Gail Estelle Berry Portrait [black-and-white photoprint]

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1189
Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1966
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1 item
on paper, 7" x 5", Silver gelatin,unmounted.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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 Studio Records, AC0618.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ms. Gail Berry West.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Gail Estelle Berry Portrait, 1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Conditions Governing Use
Smithsonian Institution owns copyright.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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