The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise

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©Smithsonian Institution

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©Smithsonian Institution

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©Smithsonian Institution

I was in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago and had a free afternoon to roam around.  When I checked out the National Museum of American History I stumbled upon “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise” exhibition. It was a great surprise and contained some really amazing photographs. If you’re in D.C., it’s certainly worth checking out. It runs through February 28, 2010.

When I got back I did some research and found the archive online, which I expected.  I browsed through it and found these photographs with warping and reticulation to be kind of interesting. These aren’t representative of the work that’s exhibited, but nevertheless, I thought I’d share them.

INFO
The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise [NMAH]
The Scurlock Photographic Studio records, 1904-1994 [NMAH Archives Center]
The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise [Amazon]