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Graflex sees the war.
BANC PIC 2009.037--B box 1; BANC PIC 2009.037--B box 2; BANC PIC 2009.037--C box 1; BANC PIC 2009.037
Collection Overview

Title:

Graflex sees the war

Creator/Contributor:

Folmer Graflex Corporation, creator, publisher.

Creator/Contributor:

War Activities Committee--Motion Picture Industry

Abstract:

Promotional photographs depicting combat scenes, transport of wounded soldiers and other views of World War Two documented by military photographers using cameras manufactured by the Folmer Graflex Corporation. Images depict battle locations from both Europe and Pacific.

Date:

1942 (issued)

Subject:

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Folmer Graflex Corporation.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda
Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs
Savings bonds

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Also includes transportation case with Rochester, N.Y. printed on damaged, faded label (C box).
Each mount includes printed information beneath the photograph: an image caption, a photograph credit followed by the phrase Graflex-made, and a publication statement: 4th edition of "Graflex sees the war", presented by the Folmer Graflex Corporation collaborating with War Activities Committee - Motion Picture Industry.
Various photographers cited in printed credits, including U.S. Army Signal Corps, U.S. Army Air Forces, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and the Office of War Information.
Likely an incomplete edition. Some online sources refer to wartime exhibitions of up to 100 images.
Corners of mounts bear pre-punched holes for exhibition display.
Various online reproductions of advertisements and announcements mentioning these photo edtions also include propaganda slogan: See your bond dollars in action.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Graflex sees the war, BANC PIC 2009.037, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Andrew Cahan ; 2008.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photoprint
25 photographs in 2 boxes : gelatin silver prints on board mounts ; prints various sizes, mounts 51 x 41 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2009.037--B box 1
BANC PIC 2009.037--B box 2
BANC PIC 2009.037--C box 1
BANC PIC 2009.037

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.