The millions of photographs in the Museum's collections compose a vast mosaic of the nation's history. Photographs accompany most artifact collections. Thousands of images document engineering projects, for example, and more record the steel, petroleum, and railroad industries.
Some 150,000 images capture the history, art, and science of photography. Nineteenth-century photography, from its initial development by W. H. F. Talbot and Louis Daguerre, is especially well represented and includes cased images, paper photographs, and apparatus. Glass stereographs and news-service negatives by the Underwood & Underwood firm document life in America between the 1890s and the 1930s. The history of amateur photography and photojournalism are preserved here, along with the work of 20th-century masters such as Richard Avedon and Edward Weston. Thousands of cameras and other equipment represent the technical and business side of the field.
"Photography - Overview" showing 1 items.
- One of four negatives on a 35mm film strip. The group is numbered AC0618.004.0000207-AC0618.004.0000210.
- The entrance to Scurlock Studios with a sign in the door reading "Soul brother all the way." No ink on negative. "Tri X Pan Film Kodak Safety Film" and "- 18A - 19 - 19A - 20 - 20A - 21 - 21A - 22" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
- Cite as
- Photograph attributed to George Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- 20th century
- Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
- Scurlock, George H [Hardison] 1919-2005
- film manufacturer
- Eastman Kodak Company
- Local number
- Box 618.04.96
- 2008-4944 (SI Neg. No.)
- AC0618.004.0000209.tif (scan number)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH