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Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida

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Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida

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Title
Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida
Names
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: 1946-08-07
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
Military bases -- United States
Beaches
Military training
African-American soldiers
Fort Barrancas (Fla.)
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "A dry run for a class of elementary swimmers of the 25th Combat Team is conducted by 1st Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, swimming instructor at the Seventh Army Recreation Center at Ft. Barrancas, Florida. Troops spend a week at this newly established Recreation Center. Only two hours per day training in swimming is required. Balance of time is spent as soldiers desire. Facilities for these and various other sports are provided. Soldiers of the new peacetime army incur no loss of furlough time or extra cost for their week-long stay. 8/7/46."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b05d18a0-c645-012f-4622-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1946: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1946). Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9d2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida