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Names
United States. Army (Sponsor)
Collection

Military.

Post World War II activity.

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 186-?-198-
Date Created: late 1945-1949
Date Created: 1947-04
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African American men
United States -- Armed Forces -- African American officers
Fort Dix (N.J.)
Military spouses
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: "Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins is shown gazing at a photo of his bride-to-be, Miss Delores Taylor, of Liverpool, England, whom he will marry when he goes overseas early this month for her terminal leave furlough. Sergeant Thompkins, sone of the Reverend and Mrs. Alfred E. Marshall, of 145-13 109th Street, Jamaica, Long Island, New York, is currently stationed at Fort Dix. He met Miss Taylor in 1943 at a formal dance given by the Colonial Office, in Liverpool, an organization of colonial subjects of the British Empire, of which she is a member. She is now employed as a telephone operator. Sergeant Thompkins plans to bring his bride back to the United States, and hopes to complete his studies in theology at New York University. This will be Miss Taylor's first trip to America. 4-2-47."
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: b3ae6af0-c645-012f-9115-58d385a7bc34

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. "A soldier will take a bride." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "A soldier will take a bride." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). A soldier will take a bride. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A soldier will take a bride.