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Source:   U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

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Fort Lawton, Washington.

Image ID: 1260325

Fort Lawton, Washington.  [[Three African American GI's climbing a rope wall during pra...] (September 1946)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Fort Lawton, Washington.

Alternate Title

: [Three African American GI's climbing a rope wall during practice for a sea rescue maneuver, Fort Lawton, Washington, September 4, 1946.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: September 1946


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: 40303


: Caption on back: "Since the inauguration of the Overseas Replacement Depot at Fort Lawton, sub-installation for the Seattle Port of Embarkation, Negro troops have accounted for approximately 25 per cent of the 20,000 "G.I. Ambassadors" who have passed through Fort Lawton enroute to Alaska, Japan and Korea for occupation duties. A group of GIs are pictured here practicing a sea rescue maneuver. 9-4-46."


: 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

: 1260325

Record ID

: 612735

Digital Item Published

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

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