Photograph of an American soldier leaning on a jeep 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 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type
dye diffusion transfer prints
portraits
Place captured
Viet Nam, Asia
Date
ca. 1967
Description
A color photograph of a soldier in olive green military fatigues leaning against a military jeep. Wearing sunglasses and his hat sideways, he poses with his left fist on his hip and his right arm resting on the jeep's hood. He gazes over the top of his sunglasses at the viewer. The jeep is olive green with the words "HARD CORE" painted in white letters across the bottom of the windshield. There is a red castle painted between the words. The same red castle is depicted on a white sign attached to the jeep's front grill. One the other side of the figure is a stack of filled sacks. In the background are oil drums and other military gear.
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
2013.11.4.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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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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