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Casbah interior, November 1957 cellulose acetate photonegative

Object Details

Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)
Scope and Contents
Interior of the Casbah with booths, tables and chairs and a bar with barstools. Behind the bar is a mirror with text which reads, "Thanks... G", "Happ[y] Hunti[ng]" and "Great Horn [of] Plenty". Behind the bar is a cash register. Sign on back wall reads, "Come with me to the Casbah" with a drawing of a man and woman. No ink on negative. "KODAK SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. Pencil retouching. No Scurlock number.
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 4" x 5".)
Archival materials
Restaurants -- Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)
Subseries Rights
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Casbah interior, Nov[ember] 1957 [cellulose acetate photonegative].
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