WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.Additional title: [Members of the Women's Army Corps identifying incorrectly addressed mail for soldiers, Post Locator Department, Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, November 30, 1943.]
NamesUnited States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
World War II
United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1943-11
Library locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints DivisionShelf locator: Sc Photo Military
TopicsAfrican AmericansAfrican-American soldiersArmed Forces -- United StatesWorld War, 1939-1945Post officesAfrican American womenUnited States -- Armed Forces -- African AmericansUnited States. Army. Women's Army CorpsCamp Breckinridge (Ky.)Letter mail handling
GenresPhotographsGelatin silver prints
NotesContent: Original negative #: 5SC-2325-43-371-PR439; Caption on back: "Thousands of letters and parcels, incorrectly addressed, never would reach the soldiers for whom they were intended if it were not for the job these WACs are doing in the postoffice at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. These 'detectives' of the Post Locator Department deal with incomplete addresses, wrong spelling, poor handwriting and whatever else interferes with speedy delivery of soldiers' mail. / Pfc. Ruby O'Brien, 1312 Ashby-av., Berkley, Cal., nearest camera, has uncovered a clue in her files which will send another letter to its owner. / Pfc. O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. O'Brien, 1630 Port-st., Beumont, Tex., is a graduate of Charlton High School in Beumont and attended Tillotson College in Austin, Tex. She was employed at Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Cal., before enlisting for military service. / After joining the Women's Army Corps, Pfc. O'Brien was selected for six weeks' special training at WAC Administrative School at Fort Des Moines, Ia. / At work at the adjoining desk is Pvt. Millie Holloway, 324 Pocahontas-st., Louisville, Ky."
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 94932220-c645-012f-8446-58d385a7bc34
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