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Colonel R. L. Salzmann pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of African American Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert.

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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: 186-?-198-
Date Created: late 1945-1949
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
Military promotions
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: Original negative #: 1358; Caption on back: "Colonel R. L. Salzmann, executive officer of the Kitzingen Basic Training Center in Germany, pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert, Orange, New Jersey, assistant provost marshal at the training center following a recent promotion from the grade 2nd Lieutenant. Holbert, once assigned as a bodyguard to General Eisenhower in 1943, entered the Army March 19, 1941. He was commissioned as an officer November 1, 1946. Awards he has received include the Legion of Merit, for outstanding service in North Africa from 1943 to 1944, North African campaign ribbon with two battle stars and the American victory ribbon."
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: b6225640-c645-012f-7ccb-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. "Colonel R. L. Salzmann pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of African American Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Colonel R. L. Salzmann pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of African American Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). Colonel R. L. Salzmann pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of African American Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Colonel R. L. Salzmann pins a first Lieutenant's bar on the shoulder of African American Lieutenant Jesse J. Holbert.