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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

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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
Names
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: 1943-02-24
Place: Des Moines, Iowa
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
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
Military training
Gas masks
Drill and minor tactics
Fort Des Moines (Iowa)
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: 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
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: 520-30
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93913a90-c645-012f-68e4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1943: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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" 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" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019. 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 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