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[African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]

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Names
United States. Army (Photographer)
Collection

Military.

Post World War II activity.

Troops in France.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 186-?-198-
Date Created: late 1945-1949
Date Created: 1946
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
Military uniforms
Rouen (France)
African American women
Awards
African American basketball players
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content : The majority of images from the post World War II period (late 1945-1949) depict the activities of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy including individual and group portraits of enlisted personnel and officers; American troops stationed in the former Axis territories (Germany, Italy, and Japan); and views of Army and Navy training centers and military bases in the U.S., with an emphasis on presenting the military's attempts to integrate its troops and the co-operation between white and African American personnel. Also included are some views of troops returning home to the United States; families being reunited at overseas bases; and medal presentations to war heroes. Activities of the U.S. Marine Corps are limited; the Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard are not represented.

Content: Caption on back: "Led championship team; The basketball team representing the 6888th Central Postal Directory, only Negro Wac [Women's Army Corps] unit to serve overseas, won the WAC Theater Basketball Championship of the ETO while stationed in Rouen, France; The last contingent of the 6888th returned to the States on Friday, March 8; with it left to right: Staff Sergeant Doris L. Paige, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the team's coach; First Lieutenant Mercedes Jordan, New York City, the unit's Special Service Officer; and Technician Fifth Grade Gertrude Cruse, Cincinnati, Ohio, who captained the championship team; In addition to the trophy pictured above which was awarded the team, individual members were presented with self-winding wrist watches., 3/13/46."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13049857
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG96-F156
UUID: a46ffcf0-c645-012f-aac0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 186: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "[African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "[African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 19, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). [African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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[African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]