Photograph of World War II soldiers from Company D, 8th Battalion, Ft. Belvoir

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
8th Engineer Battalion, American, founded 1916
Date
1941-1943
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 x 34 in. (25.4 x 86.4 cm)
Description
This black and white panoramic photograph of World War II soldiers from Company D, 8th Engineer Battalion, and Ft. Belvoir depicts the training class of November 1942. The class photograph takes up the top half of the photograph and is made up of a posed group of soldiers in uniform standing and sitting on bleachers five deep. The front row holds a flag with a dark background and light colored letters that read "RTC/ 8D". Between the RTC and the 8D is a castle. The flag is mounted on a pole which is held horizontally by soldiers in the front row. The bottom half of the photograph is divided into seven sections; six smaller inset images and an empty space with the engineer battalion logo, the company and battalion name that reads "CO. D, 8th BATTALION," and names of the soldiers depicted. The three right hand images depict, from left to right, a field training exercise, the interior of the mess, and a group of soldiers posing together. The left hand images, from right to left, depicts soldiers marching in formation, a group of soldiers posing, and rows of beds in the barracks.
Place depicted
Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
panoramas
portraits
Topic
Men
Military
Photography
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alphonso C. Coles, II
Object number
2014.253.8
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e1d9af7d-fa90-40b6-97cd-c720eaf0884f
2 image(s)