Oct 07, 2008 - Sale 2156

Sale 2156 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 780
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
ADDISON N. SCURLOCK (1883 - 1964)
Untitled (Self-Portrait).

Silver print, mounted on card, circa 1930. 245x190 mm; 9 5/8x7 1/2 inches. Signed and inscribed "Washington DC" in ink on mount, lower right.

A portrait of the artist from the midpoint of his photographic career.

Addison Scurlock was known for photographing Washington DC's African-American community, with an emphasis on portraits of professors, government officials and o
rdinary citizens. Along with his sons George and Robert, Scurlock was the official photographer for Howard University. The Scurlock Studio Archive, with an estimated 200,000 photographs and 150,000 original negatives, was purchased by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.