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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. "Led Championship team." 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. "Led Championship team." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 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). Led Championship team. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Led Championship team.