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Title
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.]
Names
United States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

Post World War II activity.

U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: late 1945-1949
Date Created: 1946-05
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
Georgia
African American men
Military personnel
Fort Benning (Ga.)
Haircutting
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: "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 Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2141e40-c645-012f-8927-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1946: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "He has no thought of retiring." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "He has no thought of retiring." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1946). He has no thought of retiring. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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He has no thought of retiring.