Photograph of two 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 two American soldiers in Vietnam. The figure on the left wears a boonie hat and an olive green tee-shirt tucked into olive green cargo pants. He has a metal carabineer hooked to his right hand pants belt loop. The figure on the right wears an olive green military shirt with rolled up sleeves and sunglasses. He is giving a high five to the other figure with his right hand. He faces the camera frontally and gazes at the viewer over the top of his sunglasses. The other figure stands sideways to the camera and returns the high five with his raised right hand. His left arm, raised to the same level, makes a fist. This figure turns his head to the right towards the viewer. In the background are two indistinct and partially visible figures, one standing next to a large dark grey cargo container, the other standing next to a mechanical device, possibly a motorcycle. In the distance are brown and green fields.
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
2013.11.4.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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