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Scurlock Studio Site

900 U Street, NW

 

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

 
Scurlock Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
1. Scurlock Studio Site Marker
Inscription. Addison Scurlock (1883-1964) was the photographer of black Washington, specializing in dignified portraiture. In 1911 he opened a studio at 900 U Street (just west of the building of that address erected in 1999). The Scurlock Studio photographed most local and national leaders of the day, and weddings, school groups, social clubs, and businesses. It made portraits for Washingtonians of all social classes, and served as Howard University's official photographer. Scurlock's sons Robert and George joined the business in the 1930s, adding photo­journalism to its services. In 1948 they opened the Capital School of Photography, training dozens of professional photographers. The studio closed in 1994.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.013′ N, 77° 1.454′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of U Street and 9th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on U Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Scurlock Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
2. Scurlock Studio Site Marker
At Nellie's Sports Bar
marker. Infantry / With Freedom Came Their Churches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools (about 300 feet away); Artillery / With Freedom Came Their Cultural Icons (about 300 feet away); Musicians / With Freedom Came Their Businesses (about 300 feet away); Pioneers / With Freedom Came Their Community (about 300 feet away); Sailors / With Freedom Came the Greater YOU (about 300 feet away); Civil War Camp to Victorian Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression/Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. Burrill (about 500 feet away).
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Addison Scurlock in his studio image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2017
3. Addison Scurlock in his studio
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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