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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Ansco (film manufacturer)
Dates:
circa 1948
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.05
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Job Number: 50585

Subject/Sitter: young ballerinas

On negative edge: "50585 Mrs. Doris Patterson 8 - groups - 1 glossy." Mrs. Patterson was probably the teacher. Some pencil retouching on faces and legs, red New Coccine on one girl's arm. Ansco Safety Film edge imprint.

A ProQuest search located a Dec. 17, 1947 Washington Post advertisement (p. 12) for the "Doris N. Patterson School of Dance 'for / colored' [sic] / 4126 [or 4125?] Minnesota Ave., N.E. VL 1786 / Annex Elks Home 1535 15th St. N.w. (3rd floor) / Courses for Children, Adults and Teachers in Russian Ballet, Toe, Creative, / Tap, Spanish, Acrobatic and ...