Fats Waller photoprint, ca. 1939

Fats Waller photoprint, ca. 1939

Notes
Reproduction photograph of this image exhibited in "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009; photograph reproduced in exhibit's companion book.
Organization
In Box 24
Summary
Fats Waller, wearing hat, standing with another man (Shep Allen) in front of a theater, presumably the Howard Theater, marquee bearing his name, as he hands a piece of paper to an unseen figure. Print mounted on Bristol board with subject's name lettered below. Caption from another print in box 1.1.A4: "'Shep Allen,' mgr. of Howard Theatre looks on while Fats Waller, jazz pianist + composer, presents a check to Off. Roland Valentine, Police Boys and Girls Club". Scurlock name printed vertically at lower right on print. Print is flush-mounted on mount board, then affixed to 14" x 11" board (probably with tape), with hand-lettered label at bottom of mount. This print is from a series of portraits apparently mounted for an exhibition.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453
Date
1939
ca 1939
1930-1950
1930-1940
photographers
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject
Waller, Fats 1904-1943
Allen, Shep
Howard Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
Silver gelatin on paper, 10" x 8", mounted on 14" x 11" board
1 item
Local number
618ps0174542jp.tif (AC Scan)
2008-4909 (SI neg. no.)
99-1649 (OPPS Slide)
Topic
African American entertainers
Musicians
Portraits--African American men
Clubs
African Americans
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source
Archives Center, National Museum of American History