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-USW36-1062


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    The Queen of No

    • 23/Jan/2008 21:00:43

    i feel as if the faces of these men are lost in time

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    • 24/Jan/2008 03:19:47

    Lose the notes please.

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    • 01/Feb/2008 23:59:31

    We see black faces and they're underexposed; it was okay to make sloppy images of these guys?

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    synonymous crib

    • 22/Feb/2008 16:46:29

    Most people have a hard time exposing for people of colour, now why this is is where the guessing begins. It has gotten easier with digital, but before that, I can only imagine. Take a look at my postings.

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    Sergio's viewfinder

    • 28/Feb/2008 23:03:54

    @ "CASHAW" : Nice of you to politely point out the differance of quality between 1940's photography & the quality available now , but.... since Graycard's profile sez hes a "photographer" he might just have known that!!!....unless hes making some B.S. point of look how the poor neegrowz were treated then....opening the door to some A.C.L.U. you owe us some-such-schitt..... get over it & be thankful photos of the poor neegrowz were evin kept , hell the photo survived the cival rights period ~amazing~ too bad attitudes cant change like technology does.......

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    • 05/Aug/2010 15:57:46

    very patriotic!