Mrs. Sadee Mozsee [sic, Sadie Mozee] [#1 of 5] [photonegative, ca. 1940]
According to a great-niece of the subject, Christine Willis (in an email, 27 April 2015), Sadie Mozee was born Louisa Marshall in the United Kingdom. In an article about air raids and wartime diffculties in England, Theatre Section, Afro-American, Sept. 6, 1941, it was stated that Ms. Mozee was living at 2107 Second St., N.W., Washington, and was concerned about relatives in England. ( https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2211&dat=19410906&id=4epfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QgMGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3944,581626&hl=en ) This article, however, states that she was born in Cairo, Egypt, to an American mother and Egyptian father, then raised in London. She had a stage career as a singer beginning at age fifteen, touring Europe with the Dark Town Entertainers. She came to the U.S. with the Black Bird Revue in 1929. She met her husband Frank Mozee in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Fingerprints; slight warping; curls when exposed to heat; no edge imprint.
Caption on negative: "49140 Mrs. Sadee Mozsee 1 8x10 sepia". Woman in long dress standing next to window. "Oct. 11" and "Oct 20" without year written on original envelope. "Ready as soon as possible" written on original envelope. Note on envelope: "Mrs Louisa Mozee; 3 8x10 Dup.; April 24, 1947." Retouching on face.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Cite as: Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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
photographer: Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject: Mozsee, Sadee
Subject: Mozee, Sadie
Subject: Black Bird Revue
Subject: Dark Town Entertainers
Local number: 49140 (Scurlock no.)
Local number: Freezer no. ?
Local number: 618nl0049140-01pw.tif (AC Scan No.)
Date: ca 1940
Physical description: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 10 x 8 in
Physical description: 1 item
Restrictions & Rights: Access limited. Negative in freezer storage
Restrictions & Rights: Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights
See more items in: Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Place: Washington (D.C.)
Culture: African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Culture: Egyptian Americans