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Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943.

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Title
Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943.
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Date Created: 1943-02
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
World War, 1939-1945
Military training
Gas masks
Drill and minor tactics
Fort Des Moines (Iowa)
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original negative #: 520-30; Caption on back: "Testing the gas mask for proper adjustment is a necessary part of the discipline taught all members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps as a protection against possible chemical attack. This company of Auxiliaries at the First WAAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa is drilled in the duty of all members of the nation's Services to protect themselves in emergencies. In the testing, the hand is held over the air outlet to check whether or not the equipment is air-tight. / February 24, 1943 release."
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93913a90-c645-012f-68e4-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1943. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa12-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa12-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1943). Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa12-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps wearing gas masks and testing them for proper adjustment during a drill, First Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, February 24, 1943.