Ever-present Red Cross.Additional title: [Red Cross worker pouring coffee into the cup of an African American member of the Women's Army Corps as other African American WACs stand with their coffee and doughnuts and look on, Staten Island Terminal, New York Port, March 13, 1946.]
NamesUnited States. Army (Sponsor)
Post World War II activity.
U.S. Army - Troops returning home from Europe
Dates / OriginDate Created: late 1945-1949Date Created: 1946-03
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsStaten Island (New York, N.Y.)Eating & drinkingAfrican American womenRed Cross and Red CrescentUnited States. Army. Women's Army CorpsHomecomings
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: "It was in the early morning when the last contingent of Negro WACs to return from the ETO debarked at the Staten Island Terminal, New York Port installation, but the Red Cross was on hand as usual with doughnuts and coffee. Above Private First Class Thelma Duncan, Akron, Ohio, gets a refill while other Wacs enjoy their steaming cups and doughnuts. The Wacs comprised the last detachment of the 6888th Central Postal Directory. 3/13/46."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b98a7f40-c645-012f-778c-58d385a7bc34
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