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

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


General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LC-USW36-1061



  • Murmelantes 7y

    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! ;)
  • dave nola 7y

    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
  • lia 7y

    the clouds in the background are breathtaking. the composition of this is perfect.
  • cashaww 7y

    I say cut the LOC a break. They are at least putting them up. With mass scannings, I do not expect the best.
  • Murmelantes 7y

    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...
  • a p 6y

    Buffalo soldiers, however, I can't help thinking the term Negro is a tad racist...aren't they just Americans?
  • Smithsonian Institution 5y

    Good morning,

    We published a blog post about a gallery created by a Flickr member using this photo. You can see it here -


    Effie, the Smithsonian
  • dave nola 5y

    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
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