Photograph of two American soldiers in Vietnam

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2 images
Created by
Brown, James Edward II, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
dye on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (8.7 x 8.7 cm)
Type
dye diffusion transfer prints
portraits
Place captured
Viet Nam, Asia
Date
ca. 1967
Description
A color photograph of two soldiers in Vietnam. In it two men hold their clasped fists in the air. The two men face each other, one's right hand gripping the other's left. The men stand in profile but turn their heads and gaze at the viewer. They are both in olive green military fatigues; the left-hand figure in tee shirt and cargo pants, the right-hand figure in a long sleeved coat and cargo pants. He holds a beverage can in his left hand. In the background are several military shelters with their sides rolled up. There are several men, also in military fatigues, gathered under one shelter.
Topic
African American
Men
Military
Race relations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James E. Brown
Object number
2013.11.4.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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