Home again.Additional title: [A crowd of African American Women's Army Corps members waving at the camera, Staten Island Terminal, New York Port of Embarkation, 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.)African American womenUnited 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: "After almost fourteen months overseas in England and France the Wacs pictured above were happy to be home. They arrived from France on Friday, March 8th and landed at Staten Island Terminal of the New York Port of Embarkation. They were among the last contingent of the 6888th Central Postal Directory to return from overseas. 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): b9e86aa0-c645-012f-68b6-58d385a7bc34
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