Led Championship team.Additional title: [African American women basketball players holding their trophy won at the WAC Theater Basketball Championship in Rouen, France; 13 March 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army (Photographer)
Post World War II activity.
Troops in France.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsMilitary uniformsRouen (France)African American womenAwardsAfrican American basketball players
GenresPhotographsGelatin silver prints
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a46ffcf0-c645-012f-aac0-58d385a7bc34
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