Sept[ember] 3, 1933 [group of people aboard the excursion ship E. Madison Hall alongside a jetty : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]
"The E. Madison Hall excursion boat, owned and operated by a black man, Captain J. O. Holmes, is a steamer 160 feet long that seats 800 and has 20 staterooms. The excursion season begins about the first Sunday in May and lasts through September. Two or three trips down the Potomac to River View resort are made each day", from "The Black Washingtonians. The Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology," The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hokoben, N.J., 2005).
Fair; discoloration, surface residue possibly from tape, tape on negative, solarizing top edge, fingerprints
A large number of passengers are dressed in white robes and caps (baptismal garb). Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". No edge imprint, no Scurlock number.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Cite as: 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, 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
photographers: Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject: E. Madison Hall (Ship)
Local number: Box TBN8
Local number: AC0618.004.0001312.tif (AC scan number)
Date: September 3, 1933
Physical description: Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
Physical description: 1 item, 12" x 20"
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.)
Place: Potomac River (Washington (D.C.)
Culture: African Americans Washington (D.C.)