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In large overseas shipment.

Image ID: 1260294

In large overseas shipment.  [[African American soldiers standing on the front of a statio...] (October 1947)

Image Details

Image Title

:  In large overseas shipment.

Alternate Title

: [African American soldiers standing on the front of a stationary train and waving to the camera, October 10, 1947]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army -- Sponsor

Created Date

: October 1947


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.


: Caption on back: "Part of the group of Negro troops which embarked last month on the first leg of a large peace-time overseas shipment from Hamilton Field, California, are shown above. Approximately 600 officers and enlisted men composed the movement, one of the largest shipments in recent years from the Overseas Replacement Depot at Hamilton. The initial part of the trip was by train to Fort Lawton, Washington. There the group was divided, some men embarked for Tokyo and others for Alaska. 10-10-47."


: Military. / Post World War II activity. / U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)


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

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260294

Record ID

: 612689

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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