The Sherman E.
Brazil Photograph Collection contains images taken by Brazil during his time as a China
Marine in the 1930s. Before his death he passed these photographs to his friend Hugh B.
Carnes, Jr. Carnes made duplicates of the photographs as part of a book project. The images
often include scenery, people, and brutal images of war destruction.
Sherman E. Brazil was born in Tennessee in 1914 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He
enlisted in 1937 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and served as a Private in Shanghai
and Beijing (Peking). He returned to the U.S. in 1940 and was at Mare Island Naval Hospital
in Vallejo, California. Brazil passed away in 1998.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires
the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.