Negroes and the War

Published by
United States Office of War Information, American, 1942 - 1945
Photograph by
Elisofon, Eliot, American, 1911 - 1973
Written by
Owen, Chandler, American, 1889 - 1967
Date
1942
Medium
ink on newsprint
Dimensions
H x W: 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)
Description
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.].
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Type
newspapers
Topic
Communication
Military
Photography
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Memory of Eliot Elisofon
Object number
2012.55a-jj
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57998da05-7dfc-4afd-87ca-2fc946ec7aeb