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    Group of Scurlock Studio and Walter Baker Studio Photographs. Including:

    Father Divine Photograph by Scurlock Studio
    Gelatin Silver Print
    7.25" x 9.25" (18.5 x 23 cm)
    Washington, D.C. no date

    Scurlock Studio Female Students' Portraits
    Just Us (Unidentified School Class)
    Gelatin Silver print, 21 portraits
    Image: 14" x 11" (35.56 x 27.94 cm)
    Frame: 16" x 13" (40.64 x 33.02 cm)
    No Place; circa early 1900s

    Scurlock Studio Female Portrait
    Untitled
    Gelatin Silver print
    Image: 9.5" x 13.5" (24.13 x 34.29 cm)
    Portfolio: 11" x 14.75" (27.94 x 37.47 cm)
    Washington, D.C.; circa early 1900s

    Two Scurlock Studio Small Boy Portraits
    Untitled
    Gelatin Silver print
    Image: 3" x 4.5" (7.62 x 11.43 cm)
    Portfolio: 5.25" x 9.25" (13.34 x 23.5 cm)
    Washington, D.C.; circa early 1900s

    Scurlock Studio Young Woman Portrait
    Untitled
    Gelatin Silver print
    Image: 3.5" x 5.5" (8.89 x 13.97 cm)
    Portfolio: 6.75" x 11" (17.15 x 27.94 cm)
    Washington, D.C.; circa early 1900s

    Photographs are accompanied by a Scurlock Studios envelope addressed to a Mrs. Alice Shers.

    Addison Scurlock (1883-1964), the founder of Scurlock Studios, opened his photography studio in 1904 and photographed a wide variety of the Washington, D.C. area black population - from public figures to wedding couples, school groups, and military units. Famous subjects shot by Scurlock include Duke Ellington, George Washington Carver, and Booker T. Washington. Scurlock's sons Robert and George joined the business during the 1930s and opened their own branches. After their father's death, the sons took over Scurlock Studios until Robert's death in 1994.

    Walter Baker's Studio Well-Dressed Woman Portrait
    Untitled
    Gelatin Silver print
    Image: 3.75" x 5.5" (9.53 x 13.97 cm)
    Portfolio: 5.75" x 9" (14.61 x 22.86 cm)
    New York; circa early 1900s

    Walter Baker was an African-American photographer with a studio in New York City. He was a contemporary of James Van Der Zee during the Harlem Renaissance.


    Condition: Varying degrees of toning and soiling. Light staining to margins in some areas. Father Divine photo has mounting remnants on verso and surface scuffs, and creasing. Overall, good.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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