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Photograph by:
James H. O'Neal, American, 1918 - 1983  Search this
Subject of:
99th Pursuit Squadron, American, 1941 - 1949  Search this
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American, 1912 - 2002  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet and image): 7 1/16 × 1 7/8 in. (17.9 × 4.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Ramitelli Airfield, Campobasso, Italy, Europe
A black and white vertical print sheet of (3) photographs. The first two photographs are of Joe Louis and Benjamin O. Davis Jr. The final photograph is of Louis meeting a Tuskegee Airman also named Joe Lewis. In all of the photographs, the men wear light colored military uniforms. The top and center photograph depict Joe Louis and Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. standing outside of a tent drinking coffee. In the top photo, Louis is looking down and in the center photograph, he is looking at the camera. In the bottom photograph, Joe Louis sits in the open cockpit of a plane, while Tuskegee Airman Joe Lewis reaches into the cockpit from the other side, showing Louis the controls. There are no marks or inscriptions, front or back.
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the O'Neal family in loving memory of James "Huey" O'Neal
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Andrea M. O'Neal
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Collection title:
James "Huey" O'Neal Collection of Tuskegee Airmen Photographs
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture