Color guard of Negro engineers, Ft. Belvoir(?), [Va.] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1939

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Color guard of Negro engineers, Ft. Belvoir(?), [Va.]

[between 1941 and 1945]

1 transparency : color.

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

United States--Army
African Americans--Military service
Forts & fortifications
World War, 1939-1945
United States--Virginia--Fort Belvoir

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-69 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USW36-1061


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 19/Jan/2008 17:16:46

    I love those pictures! But the automatic scan process definitively doesn't do them justice... I got no photoshop skills whatsoever, but made a "quick fixed" version of this one anyway. Enjoy! ;)

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    • 21/Jan/2008 05:44:57

    i agree i learned photoshop using these pictures its a shame that they treated these pictures this way the auto scan takes from the black boarder and darkens the picture i cant belive some of the oohs and arrrs comments people have made over these slipshod scans

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    The Queen of No

    • 23/Jan/2008 21:02:14

    the clouds in the background are breathtaking. the composition of this is perfect.

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    synonymous crib

    • 22/Feb/2008 16:48:46

    I say cut the LOC a break. They are at least putting them up. With mass scannings, I do not expect the best.

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    • 25/Feb/2008 14:03:58

    Cashaw> I'm not blaming them for anything: every person having to go through a lot of color negatives scanning knows how time consuming it is, and they have a HUGE lot of negatives. That's why I took the liberty to try and do better: I wasn't thinking it could be considered as an attack or whatever...

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    A. Page

    • 16/Jul/2009 05:12:26

    Buffalo soldiers, however, I can't help thinking the term Negro is a tad racist...aren't they just Americans?

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    Smithsonian Institution

    • 10/Feb/2010 16:13:57

    Good morning, We published a blog post about a gallery created by a Flickr member using this photo. You can see it here - Best, Effie, the Smithsonian

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    • 11/Feb/2010 01:19:32

    they have been online for years in fact it was one of the first photo archives to go on line , and it not like the people charged with posting them are doing it for free , but its a shame to see such slipshod photos of very historical times being presented like this