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African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey

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Title
African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Names
United States. Army (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

Post-World War II Activity

U.S. Army training centers and military bases

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1947-04-02
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
African American men
United States -- Armed Forces -- African American officers
Fort Dix (N.J.)
Military spouses
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins is shown gazing at a photo of his bride-to-be, Miss Delores Taylor, of Liverpool, England, whom he will marry when he goes overseas early this month for her terminal leave furlough. Sergeant Thompkins, sone of the Reverend and Mrs. Alfred E. Marshall, of 145-13 109th Street, Jamaica, Long Island, New York, is currently stationed at Fort Dix. He met Miss Taylor in 1943 at a formal dance given by the Colonial Office, in Liverpool, an organization of colonial subjects of the British Empire, of which she is a member. She is now employed as a telephone operator. Sergeant Thompkins plans to bring his bride back to the United States, and hopes to complete his studies in theology at New York University. This will be Miss Taylor's first trip to America. 4-2-47."
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): b3ae6af0-c645-012f-9115-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1947: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1947. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 26, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1947). African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American Master Sergeant William P. Thompkins sitting at a desk and looking at a photograph of his fiancée Delores Taylor, Fort Dix, New Jersey