Photograph of four American soldiers in Vietnam

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2 images
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Photograph by
Brown, James Edward II, American
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 four American soldiers in Vietnam. Wearing military fatigues and standing side by side, they stand with right arms raised and fists loosely clenched. The figure on the far left wears only pants, a small necklace, and a watch around his left wrist. He slightly shorter than the other three men. The other three wear olive green fatigue shirts and cargo pants. The first and second figure from the right hold beverage cans in their left hands.The figure on the far right also holds a cigarette between the fingers of his left hand. The second figure from the right leans heavily towards the soldier on his proper right hand side. All four gaze at the viewer. In the background is a large dark grey shipping container with one door open.
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
2013.11.4.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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