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Alcan Highway under construction.

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Title
Alcan Highway under construction.
Additional title: [African American Private First Class William Hughes of the U.S. Army Engineers painting a sign reading "Rouzan Glacier," 1942.]
Names
United States. Army. Signal Corps (Sponsor)
Collection

Occupations

War industry workers

War Industry workers- Men

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Occupations
Topics
War work
Defense industry
African American soldiers
Sign painting
Alaska Highway
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Original negative #: SC 142300; Caption on back: "Pfc. William Hughes of the U.S. Army Engineers demonstrates his skill at sign painting. These men are highly skilled in all phases of construction work and have done an excellent job on the Alcan Highway project. Pvt. Hughes hails from Monroe, Louisiana. 1942."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16181531
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG03-F224
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2eeaab90-c6d1-012f-c1c4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1942: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Alcan Highway under construction." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1942. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Alcan Highway under construction." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1942). Alcan Highway under construction. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Alcan Highway under construction.