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Salvage : School children get in the scrap.

Image ID: 1260413

Salvage : School children get in the scrap.  [[African American school children listening to their teacher...] ([1942])

Image Details

Image Title

:  Salvage : School children get in the scrap.

Alternate Title

: [African American school children listening to their teacher's instructions about collecting the scrap, and looking at the samples of metal scrap, rubber fats and greases in their classroom.]

Creator

: Liberman, Howard -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor

Published Date

: [1942]

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 24249

Notes

: Original negative # : D-6303 ; Caption on back: "The school children of America where officially organized for a nationwide salvage program starting on Monday, October 5, 1942; The children are going into the field as a Junior Army engaged in a major Campaign for Victory; Plans included the laying out of definite areas in each community to be assigned to specific groups of children; Plans were also made for holding meetings, collecting scrap, storing it and getting it to central points for shipment; Roanoke, Va., has already gotten its program underway; This is one of the first official pictures of the school salvage campaign taken in Roanoke where it is actaully in operation - and it presents a fair sample of what is taking place all over the country; This picture shows children receiving instructions in school after which they will be made lieutenants, sergeants, corporals, etc., and undertake the actual collections of scrap metal, rubber fats and greases."

Source

: Education. / Civilian defense education.

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Digital ID

: 1260413

Record ID

: 612857

Digital Item Published

: 8-31-2005; updated 3-17-2012

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