[PHOTOGRAPHS - OCCUPATIONAL]. A group of 8 occupational photographs featuring African Americans, comprising:

Navy Built Gigantic "Pacific Supermarket" Supply Depot at Guam. [Wasington, DC]: US Navy, [ca 1944]. Typed caption on verso noting that the image was taken during World War II when bases were built on Guam. Marked "Hold for Release: 6 PM, (EST) October 20, 1945." -- Mr. Brent Presented Scroll Upon Retirement from Navy Civil Service. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, US Navy, 23 May 1952. Typed caption on verso. Secretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball presents Mr. Brent a scroll upon his retirement. -- Modern freight-handling equipment facilitates interchange of freight at train-truck terminals such as this one. Washington, DC: Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Association of American Railroads, n.d. Typed caption on verso. -- Candid photograph of an African American porter serving white patrons in a dining railcar. N.p., n.d. -- Candid image of 5 African American workers in an industrial laundry. N.p., n.d. -- And 3 others. Together 8 images, most 10 x 8 in., all in fine condition.

Estimate: $400 - $600

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