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A dry run for a class of elementary swimmers of the 25th Combat team.

Image ID: 1260296

A dry run for a class of elementary swimmers of the 25th Combat team.  [[Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Com...] (August 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  A dry run for a class of elementary swimmers of the 25th Combat team.

Alternate Title

: [Group of mostly African American soldiers from the 25th Combat team lying on the beach and being taught how to swim by First Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, Seventh Army Recreational Center, Fort Barrancas, Florida, August 7, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: August 1946

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Item/Page/Plate

: 40302

Notes

: Caption on back: "A dry run for a class of elementary swimmers of the 25th Combat Team is conducted by 1st Lieutenant Elmer R. Gray, swimming instructor at the Seventh Army Recreation Center at Ft. Barrancas, Florida. Troops spend a week at this newly established Recreation Center. Only two hours per day training in swimming is required. Balance of time is spent as soldiers desire. Facilities for these and various other sports are provided. ....
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Source

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

Source Description

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

Location

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

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260296

Record ID

: 612696

Digital Item Published

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

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