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NCNW_970810_01.JPG: Matthew Brady Studio
Matthew Brady established his Photographic Art Gallery and studios here in the upper floors beginning in 1858. From here, he did much of his famous Civil War photography. His lesser-known assistant Alexander Gardner actually photographed most of the pictures, later establishing a rival studio just down the street.
The first floor of the building was a tavern known as Thompson's Saloon and, until 1967, the Gilman's Drug Store. The building was later gutted but the exterior was preserved. It is located across from the current location of the Federal Trade Commission.
NCNW_970810_03.JPG: National Council of Negro Women is on the left
Wikipedia Description: National Council of Negro Women
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The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 38 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, DC, on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.
The NCNW was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, child of slave parents, distinguished educator, and government consultant. Mary McLeod Bethune saw the need for harnessing the power and extending the leadership of African American women through a national organization.
National and international programs
Some of NCNW's recent programs include:
The high-profile annual Black Family Reunion Program Celebration
Public education and advocacy for African Americans regarding Supreme Court and lower court nominees
Early childhood literacy programs designed to close the achievement gap
A new initiative and publication entitled African American Women As We Age, which educates women on health and finances
A national obesity abatement initiative
A partnership with NASA to develop Community Learning Centers targeting traditionally underserved students
Technical assistance to eight Youth Opportunity Centers in Washington, DC
Some of NCNW's recent international activities include:
Maintaining consultative status at the United Nations to represent the voice of Af ...More...
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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