At Play

For two generations family owned Scurlock Studio photographed Washington DC’s African American community. Smithsonian Institute presents the Scurlock’s archive in Portraits of City Life. Check out these fantastic portraits of DC area students ‘at play’ during the 1930s-40s. above: Women’s tennis class at Howard University, ca. 1930s.

Cardozo High School football team, 1937.

Howard University Track Men in Star Meet, Jan 1948

Williams’ Institute of Music Orchestra No. 2, 1930

Charles Drew with Dunbar High School basketball team, 1922

Young man and woman playing table tennis; 3 of 4, 1940-1950

Four football players jumping, Howard University, ca. 1940s

Crystal Caverns, 1932