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African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane

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Title
African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane
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: 1946-04-11
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
Paratroopers
Military training
African American men
United States -- Armed Forces -- African American officers
United States. Army -- African American troops
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "It's everybody out when the Jumpmaster gives the signal and with split-second timing members of the all-Negro 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion hit the clouds. Moving to the door of the C-47 Transport plane is Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden, New Orleans, Louisiana, who a moment after the picture was taken was drifting down to earth. The 555th is assigned to the 82nd (All American) Airborne Division and is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 4/11/46."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4e7e0b0-c645-012f-352f-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

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1946. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1946). African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9e4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American Staff Sergeant James O. Snowden wearing a parachute pack and waiting in line to jump out of a C-47 transport plane