Title devised by Library staff.
Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection.
Negative number assigned by Library.
Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975.
General information about the C.M. Bell Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.bellcm
Temp note: Batch 54.
C. M. Bell Studio of photographic portraits worked in Washington DC from 1873 until 1916. Charles Milton Bell (1848-1893) was one of Washington's leading portrait photographers. His studio became known for its large collection of portraits of Washington notables, including politicians, leading businessmen and educators, embassy officials and distinguished visitors from other countries, church leaders, athletes and entertainers, and members of Washington's black middle class. The Library of Congress C. M. Bell Studio Collection comprises of over 25,000 glass plate negatives.