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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: 1948-06
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
Sports teams
Boxers (Sports)
Camp Lee (Va.)
Military sports
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: "Pictured are members of the Camp Lee boxing team, together with the Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham, who is shown holding the trophy awarded the fighters on their recent victories in Philadelphia. Left to right, standing: T/Sgt. Travis L. Fike, Special Services Chief Clerk; Fred Samuelson, 2nd Army heavyweight champ; Amoe Williams, light heavyweight champ; General Graham; John Demby, middleweight; Joe Rivers, team coach and former heavyweight champ in past tournaments; Bernard Battle, runnerup welterweight, Morris Hostelkind, lightweight. Front row, Chaplain (Capt.) George E. Allen, Tex Guillery, lightweight champ; Al Muckerson, lightweight and George Fuller, featherweight. Williams is ordinarily a heavy-weight but for the tournament he was forced to undergo steam baths to fall back into the lightheavyweight class, to give Camp Lee contenders in all divisions. He is also the Middle Eastern Service Conference heavyweight champion and has held the title in the MESC and the Second Army for the last two years. 6-17-48."
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: b7460f70-c645-012f-61de-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. "Camp Lee, Virginia." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Camp Lee, Virginia." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). Camp Lee, Virginia. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Camp Lee, Virginia.