This image was formerly called “flappers” and it was probably made by Robert Scurlock in the 1960s-1970s from a 1920s negative. In the image we see six African American women (Howard University students) in audience, sitting in stadium watching game. All but one of the women wear cloche hats. The woman on the extreme right was identified as Elise Dowling in “The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise” exhibition held in NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30-November 15, 2009.
Many thanks to Hilary Scurlock, the great grand daughter of Addison N. Scurlock, the original photographer, for providing me important source information for this photograph.
i’ve definitely seen this image before, perhaps even reblogged it without credit. just shows how important and amazing the work that of another fashion is doing.