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He has no thought of retiring.

Image ID: 1260300

He has no thought of retiring.  [[African American veteran Joseph N. Stevens, 72, cutting the...] (May 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  He has no thought of retiring.

Alternate Title

: [African American veteran Joseph N. Stevens, 72, cutting the hair of an African American serviceman, Fort Benning, Georgia, May 10, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: May 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 40277


: Caption on back: "At 72, Mr. Joseph N. Stevens is still cutting hair at Fort Benning and going strong. He has been at Benning for the past 24 years and has been cutting the hair of servicemen since 1895 when he joined the Navy. He served in the Navy until 1905 and is a veteran of the Spanish-American War. At Benning he cut the hair of lieutenants who years later came back as generals and asked for "Steve" to cut their hair again. At one time General of the Armies, John J. Pershing was a steady customer. He was born in Worchester, Massachusetts. 5/10/46."


: 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

: 1260300

Record ID

: 612709

Digital Item Published

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

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