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Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy

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Title
Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy
Names
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.) (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Coast Guard

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939 - 1945
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. Coast Guard
United States. Navy
Military uniforms
Navies -- Officers
Panamanian Americans
Genres
Photographs
Portrait photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Lieut. [Lieutenant] (jg) Clarence Samuels, of the United States Coast Guards, now the highest ranking Negro in the Navy; A native of Panama, Lieut. Samuels has spent 23 years in the Coast Guard, during which time he has served in charge of a cutter in Savannah, Georgia harbor; in charge of the Coast Guard unit at Pea Island, near Manteo-Roanoke, N.C. and at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Station, Manhattan Beach, N. Y.; He is known throughout the service for his excellence as a signalman and marksman; His ribbons indicate pre-Pearl Harbor Service, Pearl Harbor action, American Theater of War action, African mid-eastern campaign, expert pistol shot and his good conduct ribbon has four bars."
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): 9659e940-c645-012f-8850-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1939: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939 - 1945. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939 - 1945). Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy