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Published by:
United States Office of War Information, American, 1942 - 1945  Search this
Photograph by:
Eliot Elisofon, American, 1911 - 1973  Search this
Written by:
Chandler Owen, American, 1889 - 1967  Search this
ink on newsprint
H x W: 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
A large-format newsprint publication published by the United States Office of War Information. The cover (a) features a grey-toned image of troops holding flags, with [NEGROES and the WAR] in the upper right. The interior pages (b-jj), feature an essay by Chandler Owen followed by photographic images by Eliot Elisofon with captions. On the inside cover is the text [This book has been prepared to celebrate the achievements of Negro Americans in many fields and to recognize their important contributions in all fields, to the fighting of the war. By word and pictures it tells: What Negroes are doing in agriculture, industry, and the armed forces. What Negroes have to lose if the Axis wins. What Negroes have to gain by an American victory.].
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African American  Search this
Communication  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Memory of Eliot Elisofon
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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