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Alcan Highway under construction.

Image ID: 1260431

Alcan Highway under construction.  [[Two African American men, Private James. A. Jackson and Pri...] (1942)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Alcan Highway under construction.

Alternate Title

: [Two African American men, Private James. A. Jackson and Private First Class Willie Lee Jell, posing for the camera as they make repairs on a motor grader, 1942.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: 1942


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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


: Original negative #: SC 142307; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-82-0076; Caption on back: "Skilled mechanics are needed to keep the heavy construction equipment in good running order. Pvt. James A. Jackson of Kearneysville, West Virginia, and Pfc. Willie Lee Jell, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana make a few repairs on a motor grader. 1942."


: Occupations. / War industry. / War industry workers [men].


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

Digital ID

: 1260431

Record ID

: 612851

Digital Item Published

: 5-10-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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