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Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy

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Title
Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy
Names
Naval Photographic Center (U.S.) (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Coast Guard

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939 - 1945
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Coast Guard
United States. Navy
Military uniforms
Navies -- Officers
Panamanian Americans
Genres
Photographs
Portrait photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "Lieut. [Lieutenant] (jg) Clarence Samuels, of the United States Coast Guards, now the highest ranking Negro in the Navy; A native of Panama, Lieut. Samuels has spent 23 years in the Coast Guard, during which time he has served in charge of a cutter in Savannah, Georgia harbor; in charge of the Coast Guard unit at Pea Island, near Manteo-Roanoke, N.C. and at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Station, Manhattan Beach, N. Y.; He is known throughout the service for his excellence as a signalman and marksman; His ribbons indicate pre-Pearl Harbor Service, Pearl Harbor action, American Theater of War action, African mid-eastern campaign, expert pistol shot and his good conduct ribbon has four bars."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9659e940-c645-012f-8850-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939 - 1945. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939 - 1945). Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa27-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Photograph of Lieutenant Clarence Samuels of the United States Coast Guard, the highest ranking African American officer in the Navy