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- Phillip Ratner
- Lulu Scott
- When she moved to Washington, D.C. from Wisconsin, Lulu Scott developed a reputation for expertly hanging wallpaper. As a partner in the business “J. and L. Scott,” she worked alongside her husband and added painting, light carpentry, and plastering to her skillset. The pair went to great lengths to accommodate their clients; they once painted a restaurant in the middle of the night to ensure the eatery could remain open during normal business hours. Another time, Scott taught a client how to cook spaghetti while completing a job at their house. While Scott’s career defied gender stereotypes, this portrait highlights her carefully styled hair and femininity.
- In 1977, the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum’s Board of Directors voted to include Scott’s portrait in “Phil Ratner’s Washington,” an exhibition honoring current and former Anacostia residents who contributed to the civic life of the community.
- c. 1977
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- Graphite on paper
- Frame: 18 5/16 × 15 1/4 × 1 in. (46.5 × 38.8 × 2.5 cm)
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