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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
1950 May
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 4" x 5".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.06
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Subject/Sitter: play group at Banneker [Junior High School]

Group of young men and women on stage in Asian dress. One woman is handing a baby doll to another. At the front of the stage is a toy duck on a strip of paper or fabric. No ink on negative. "ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Agfa (film manufacturer)
Dates:
circa 1940s
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [4x5].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.06
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Subject/Sitter: Commencement Week activities

[Male students in theatrical stage production. Orchestra in bottom foreground]. No ink on negative: " Ink(text) on enclosure".Agfa Safety Film " edge imprint.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Same skit about the Moslems of Anohia Village. The man with the white head cloth is supposed to be the founder of the Afikpo Anohia Village Moslem group, Alhaji Ibrahim, born of that village, who left as a young man, converted to Islam in Senegal, has been to Mecca." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December ...

Publication caption reads, "Skit concerning Moslems at the Mgbom okumkpa in 1960. The actors are wearing okpesu umuruma masks. The two play leaders are in the background."

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

The photograph depicts ori players acting out a skit. They are the principal actors in the skits. They also come out and dance as individuals between some of the events. The ori are active singers in the chorus. They are experienced players, as a rule, having taken part in previous performances.

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Creators:
Gelbart, Larry (developed for televion by)
Fritzell, Jim, 1920-1979 (television scriptwriter)
Greenbaum, Everett, 1919-1999 (television scriptwriter)
Dates:
August 18, 1975
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.0" x 8.5".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0117
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Creators:
Marlboro Theatre (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Dates:
1940
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Imk on paper., 5.1" x 3.1".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Bulk-mail (postcard) hanging advertisement for showings of "Gone with the Wind," week of April 14, 1940, with schedule of other movies listed on verso. Hole punched in one end for hanging purposes, marked "(Hang Me Up)." Postcard addressed to "Mr. Frank Robinson / Brandywine, Maryland."

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
April 1950
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [4" x 5"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Group of young men and women in biblical or Egyptian style costume on stage. There is a cloth backdrop painted with trees behind them. Ink on negative: "4". "9 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
April 1950
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [4" x 5"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Group of four young men in Biblical or Egyptian style costume on stage. There is a cloth backdrop painting with trees behind them. Ink on negative: "2". "9 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
May 1950
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 4" x 5".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Group of young men and women on stage in Asian dress. One young man is holding a large axe. No ink on negative. "ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
May 1964
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 4" x 5")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sidney Poitier signing autographs, surrounded by fans. Some fans are reaching their arms in through a window. No ink on negative. Ink on envelope: caption and "8 prints". "ANSCO SAFETY FILM 5" edge imprint.

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Creators:
Danske filminstitut
Dates:
circa 1915-1986
Size:
10 Cubic feet (23 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0543
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains primarily black-and-white silver gelatin photographic prints, produced by film studios and distributors for advertising and theater lobby display purposes. The films are mostly American, although the collection includes some European and Japanese films. Some films are accompanied by small booklets in Danish.

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