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The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington, DC

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

ImageScurlock Photographers Captured The Dignified Face of a Harsh Age

Image courtesy of the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
The Scurlock men loved beauty. A dad and two sons, they prowled this city with their Graflex cameras, pointing and clicking from morning into the deep night. Through their cameras, the world looked sweet, even lush. Never mind that a good amount of their work was done from the 1920s through the 1950s, when much of black America was enduring a daily harshness.

Read the complete review in The Washington Post.

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