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MILITARY SERVICES, 1914-1955 (continued)
LOT 13111 African Americans in the Navy, 1942-1955, bulk 1942-1949.
Photos show seamen performing work duties, leisure activities, training, and drilling on board naval vessels and at bases in Norfolk, Va.; Camp Robert Smalls, Great Lakes, Ill.; Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.; and locations in Hawaii and Guam. Includes African American cadets in integrated classroom and training activities at the U.S. Naval Academy. Includes some photos of seamen in recreational activities--church services, reading, letter writing. Includes a photo of Joe Louis in a boxing exhibition at a USN base in North Africa. Two photos of sailors and civilians at an integrated dance sponsored by “messmen on the USS McCawley.” Includes photos of Navy Seabees constructing bunk beds; one photo of Seabee Marvin P. Smith, a New York City photographer, pictured with a film camera at a Naval photography training school. Portraits of enlisted men and officers, including the first African American Navy Lieutenant Edward Swain Hope; Jesse Leroy Brown, the first African American to receive wings from the Naval Aviation Cadet program; and Dorie Miller receiving the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1942. Other prominent people represented include Walter White (visiting an unidentified military base), Lester Granger (with officers at Pearl Harbor), and Hampton Institute President Dr. Malcolm S. MacLean. 111 photographic prints. Organized into eight subject categories: General activities; Military decorations; Portraits; Recreational activities; Reserves; Seabees; Training; U.S. Naval Academy.
General activities
LOT 13111, nos. 1-16 (F)
Military decorations
LOT 13111, nos. 17-24 (F)
Portraits
LOT 13111, nos. 25-53 (F)
Recreational activities
LOT 13111, nos. 54-65 (F)
Reserves
LOT 13111, nos. 66-74 (F)
Seabees
LOT 13111, nos. 75-83 (F)
Training
LOT 13111, nos. 84-99 (F)
U.S. Naval Academy
LOT 13111, nos. 100-111 (F)
LOT 13112 African, Brazilian, and West Indian Soldiers Serving with International Forces, during World War II, 1943-ca. 1945.
Includes photos of East African troops training and at leisure, in Ceylon, and in active duty in Burma; two views of West African soldiers in India and in Burma; West Indian soldiers training in England. Includes a few photos of women recruits. Also includes two photos of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force--en route to England and in Italy. Some individual and group portraits. 44 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
Non-U.S. military, 1943-ca. 1945
LOT 13112, nos. 1-45 (F)
LOT 13113 African American War Veterans, 1944-1952.
Photos show disabled veterans making “Buddy Poppies” for a charity sale at a New Jersey hospital and patients at veterans hospitals in Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Includes one photo of NAACP civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, with client Frank S. Cole, who was exonerated of mutiny charges filed against him during the war; one photo of a 96-year-old Spanish American War veteran. 8 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
Veterans
LOT 13113, nos. 1-9 (F)
LOT 13114 War Film Stills and Other Miscellaneous Military Subjects, 1914-1949.
Stills from “Victory Loan Program” films: Bonds of Victory, The Fleet That Came To Stay, Stilwell Road, Target--Invisible, and To Win the Peace;some photos of U.S. soldiers, stationed in England and awaiting repatriation, taking courses in British agriculture; portrait of Bert Williams taken during his service with the 15th Regiment, New York National Guard (NYNG), 1914; one photo of General Pershing standing before the 10th Cavalry at Fort Myer, Va., in 1932. 38 photographic prints; 1 print.
General (no. 39 is in color)
LOT 13114, nos. 1-39 (F)
MISCELLANEOUS, 1920-1963
Photographs and other visual materials that do not appear to relate to any of the above series or that lack sufficient identification to assign to a specific series. Included here are personal snapshot photos that belonged to Roy Wilkins. Although some of the individual images may relate to specific campaigns, groups are kept together to preserve their provenance.
LOT 13115 Domestic Scenes, ca. 1948.
Views of women in domestic settings: bottlefeeding infants (using disposable bottles) and cooking. Includes one photo of the “Shellie Nurser” kit showing presterilized collapsible and disposable bottles. 5 photographic prints.
General
LOT 13115, nos. 1-5 (F)
LOT 13116 Arkansas Flood Areas and Residents, 1937 and 1941.
Scenes of Arkansas flood area and residents, showing half-submerged houses and buildings, telephone poles, streets; several photographs show children playing in the flood waters. One photograph shows an African American woman, her four children, and a dog--flood victims--in a box car near Elaine, Ark. 12 photographic prints.
1937, 1941
LOT 13116, nos. 1-12 (F)
LOT 13117 Florida Legislative Committee Investigation of the NAACP, 1957.
Informal portraits of groups and individuals relating to a Florida committee's investigation of the NAACP. Includes one photo of a U.S. post office. Includes one envelope addressed to Henry L. Moon, NAACP director of public relations (sent from Tampa, Fla., 11 Feb. 1957). 12 photographic prints.
1957
LOT 13117, nos. 1-13 (F)
LOT 13118 Scenes of Interracial Relations, ca. 1950-ca. 1960.
Scenes showing interracial groups of all ages participating in various activities: art and dance classes, choirs, sports activities, family dinners, etc.--in the United States and in Germany. 16 photographic prints; 1 photomechanical print.
ca. 1950-ca. 1960
LOT 13118, nos. 1-17 (F)
LOT 13119 Roy Wilkins' Personal Snapshots, 1920-1938.
Winter scenes of flood area, victims, and relief at Paducah and Louisville, Ky., and at Memphis, Ark.--documenting the flooding of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Photos of tent camps, levees, and flood-damaged buildings. Includes snapshots of NAACP New York City office flying a banner that reads “A MAN WAS LYNCHED YESTERDAY.” Also includes photographs taken at Livingston and Logan, Mont., and White Bear Lake, Minn. Prominent people include Mary McLeod Bethune, C.A. Franklin (in front of a St. Louis Call office), Thurgood Marshall, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. Also includes photos of the George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.). 70 photographic prints; 32 contact prints (87 images). Organized into three subject categories: Flood area and victims; Portraits; Miscellaneous.
Flood area and victims
LOT 13119, nos. 1-31 (F)
Portraits, 1920-1938
LOT 13119, nos. 32-69 (F)
Miscellaneous
LOT 13119, nos. 70-102 (F)
LOT 13120 Art, Art Collections, Exhibits, Models, and Artists and Their Studios, 1924-1963, bulk 1940-1950.
Photos showing art, art collections, exhibits, models, and artists and their studios. Artists whose work is represented include Paul Arlt, Richmond Barthé, Anne Beadenkopf, Peter Cohen, John O'Hara Cosgrave II, Allan Rohan Crite, Lee Hill, Melvin Gray Johnson, William H. Johnson, Horace Pippin, Caroline S. Rohland, Vandercook (possibly), Ali Warren, and Ellis Wilson. Includes photos of portrait paintings of NAACP officials, including Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Thurgood Marshall, Walter White, and Roy Wilkins. Also includes photographs of portraits of prominent African American scientists and entertainers. Includes two sets of prints issued by the Harmon Foundation: “Sculpture by Richmond Barthé,” and “Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin, Painted by Two Women Artists: Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring.” Also includes photographs of artifacts in African art collections. 94 photographic prints; 41 photomechanical prints; 1 cyanotype. Organized into four subject categories: Art reproductions; Sculpture reproductions; Miscellaneous; Miscellaneous illustrations.
Art reproductions
General subjects
LOT 13120, nos. 1-13, (F)
General subjects
LOT 13120, nos. 14-15 (H)
Portraits
LOT 13120, nos. 16-41 (H)
Portraits
LOT 13120, nos. 42-52 (F)
Sculpture reproductions
General
L OT 13120, nos. 53-68 (F)
African
LOT 13120, nos. 69-114 (F)
Richmond Barthé reproductions published by the Harmon Foundation
LOT 13120, nos. 115-128 (H)
Miscellaneous, 1940-1948
LOT 13120, nos. 129-131 (F)
Miscellaneous illustrations (unidentified artists)
LOT 13120, nos. 132-136 (H)
LOT 13121 Youth Organizations and Activities, 1943-1954.
Photos showing youth groups and activities. Includes photos of Boy Scouts, 4-H Club groups, and the Stokowski Youth Orchestra. Includes photographs of Leopold Stokowski. 23 photographic prints. Organized into four subject categories: Boy Scouts; 4-H Club; National Youth Administration/Stokowski Youth Orchestra; Miscellaneous.
Boy Scouts
LOT 13121, nos. 1-4 (F)
4-H Club
LOT 13121, nos. 5-10 (F)
National Youth Administration/Stokowski Youth Orchestra
LOT 13121, nos. 11-22 (F)
Miscellaneous
LOT 13121, nos. 23 (F)
LOT 13122 Miscellaneous or Unidentified Subjects, 1938-ca. 1950.
Includes publicity photos showing New York State historic documents displayed on the “Freedom Train,” a traveling exhibit on freedom in the United States; reproduction of a map of the underground railroad in Indiana; office interior and printing presses at unidentified location; NAACP staff Daniel E. Byrd at unidentified location, talking with woman identified as Selma Taylor; seven prints from original negatives found in an envelope marked “Bequest, Edward S. Kimbrough,” which show an unidentified man standing alone in a street; reproduction of a scene in the House of Representatives after passage of the amendment abolishing slavery in 1865; illustration page from a German periodical reproducing photos of lynchings and riots in the United States and a portrait of Franklin Roosevelt with a balloon caption in German: “I can hardly believe this kind of thing can happen in civilized society in the 20th century.” 31 photographic prints; 11 prints. Organized into five subject categories: Freedom Train; Identified miscellaneous; Unidentified; Oversize; John F. Kennedy.
Freedom Train
LOT 13122, nos. 1-7 (F)
Identified miscellaneous subjects, 1935-1946
LOT 13122, nos. 8-12 (F)
Unidentified (no. 13 is in color)
LOT 13122, nos. 13-28 (F)
Oversize (no. 32 is in color)
LOT 13122, nos. 29-33 (H)
John F. Kennedy
LOT 13122, no. 35 (H)
EXHIBIT MATERIALS, ca. 1940-ca. 1960
LOT 13123
Panels used as exhibit materials, ca. 1940-ca. 1960. Primarily photographs and photomechanical prints of NAACP staff, campaigns, and events, mounted on heavy board and used for exhibit purposes. Photos represent a broad range of NAACP administrative and civil rights activities. Mounted portraits of NAACP executive staff, civil rights leaders, and defendants in civil rights and criminal cases; some fundraising, and life membership campaign activities. 75 photographic prints. Organized into five subject categories: Individual portraits; Unidentified portraits; Group portraits; Campaigns; Miscellaneous.
Individual portraits
Belafonte, Margurite
LOT 13123, no. 1 (H)
Bunche, Ralph
LOT 13123, no. 2 (H)
Current, Gloster
LOT 13123, no. 3 (H)
Evers, Medgar
LOT 13123, no. 4 (H)
Hurley, Ruby
LOT 13123, no. 5 (H)
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