[WORLD WAR II]. A group of 4 photographs and imprints regarding African American soldiers in World War II, comprising:

Outdoor photograph of Buffalo Soldier. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1935]. 3 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. silver gelatin photograph on cardstock mount (significant creasing, particularly through center of image/mount, some loss to print, tears, corner/edge wear to mount).


3 Platoon A Co. 8 Bn. / ERTC Fort Belvoir, VA. N.p.: Fort Belvoir, VA, [ca 1940s]. 8 x 14 in. silver gelatin photograph (creasing throughout, corner/edge wear including short tear near lower left corner, some spotting). Lt. D.N. McClain stands in the front row, near center, posed with a group of African American soldiers. Fort Belvoir was home to the Engineer Replacement Training Center (ERTC), which was formally inaugurated in March 1941 during the lead-up to America’s entry into World War II. In September 1940, when conscription was reintroduced, the fort became an extensive training establishment, producing as many as 5,000 trained engineer soldiers per month. (Information obtained from PERSON, Gustav. "Fort Belvoir's Engineer Replacement Training Center." Engineer. September-December 2011, p. 36.) 


VARLIN, Eugene. The Negro and the US Army. New York: Pioneer Publishers, for the Socialist Workers Party, [1941]. -- Army Service Forces Manual: Leadership and the Negro Soldier. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1944 (toning, wear to paper wrappers, holes and minor loss to front cover). 

Together, 4 items, including 2 photographs and 2 imprints.

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