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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 New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1943: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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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. https://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 June 18, 2021. https://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 https://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