A soldier will take a bride.Additional title: [African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor that he holds in his right hand, Fort Dix, New Jersey, April 2, 1947.]
NamesUnited States. Army (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1947-04
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsAfrican American menUnited States -- Armed Forces -- African American officersFort Dix (N.J.)Military spouses
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: "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 DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b3ae6af0-c645-012f-9115-58d385a7bc34
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