He has no thought of retiring.Additional title: [African American veteran Joseph N. Stevens, 72, cutting the hair of an African American serviceman, Fort Benning, Georgia, May 10, 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946-05
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsGeorgiaAfrican American menMilitary personnelFort Benning (Ga.)Haircutting
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: "At 72, Mr. Joseph N. Stevens is still cutting hair at Fort Benning and going strong. He has been at Benning for the past 24 years and has been cutting the hair of servicemen since 1895 when he joined the Navy. He served in the Navy until 1905 and is a veteran of the Spanish-American War. At Benning he cut the hair of lieutenants who years later came back as generals and asked for "Steve" to cut their hair again. At one time General of the Armies, John J. Pershing was a steady customer. He was born in Worchester, Massachusetts. 5/10/46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2141e40-c645-012f-8927-58d385a7bc34
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