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

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

 

[between 1941 and 1945]

 

1 transparency : color.

 

Notes:

Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

 

Subjects:

United States--Army

African Americans--Military service

Soldiers

Forts & fortifications

Flags

World War, 1939-1945

Night

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, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

 

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 hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

 

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35472

 

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 - blog.photography.si.edu/2010/02/10/what%e2%80%99s-not-to-...

    Best,

    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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