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Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia

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Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia

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Title
Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia
Names
United States. Army (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

Post-World War II Activity

U.S. Army training centers and military bases

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1948-06-17
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
Sports teams
Boxers (Sports)
Camp Lee (Va.)
Military sports
Genres
Photographs
Group portraits
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Pictured are members of the Camp Lee boxing team, together with the Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham, who is shown holding the trophy awarded the fighters on their recent victories in Philadelphia. Left to right, standing: T/Sgt. Travis L. Fike, Special Services Chief Clerk; Fred Samuelson, 2nd Army heavyweight champ; Amoe Williams, light heavyweight champ; General Graham; John Demby, middleweight; Joe Rivers, team coach and former heavyweight champ in past tournaments; Bernard Battle, runnerup welterweight, Morris Hostelkind, lightweight. Front row, Chaplain (Capt.) George E. Allen, Tex Guillery, lightweight champ; Al Muckerson, lightweight and George Fuller, featherweight. Williams is ordinarily a heavy-weight but for the tournament he was forced to undergo steam baths to fall back into the lightheavyweight class, to give Camp Lee contenders in all divisions. He is also the Middle Eastern Service Conference heavyweight champion and has held the title in the MESC and the Second Army for the last two years. 6-17-48."
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
Negative number: 1358
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b7460f70-c645-012f-61de-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1948: 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. "Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1948. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 16, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1948). Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9f2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Group portrait of members of the Camp Lee boxing team, mostly African American, posing with Commanding General of the Post, Brigadier General R. C. L. Graham (holding trophy), Camp Lee, Virginia