[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp

Columbus, Ohio: [circa 1951].

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Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 12" x 9". String-tied brown leatherette album with “Photographs” stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 164 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2" and 8" x 10". Additionally included is a cloth insignia patch for the “Service Forces.” Very good or better album with some edgewear and short tears with near fine photographs.

A photo album compiled by a woman who was training with the Women’s Auxiliary Corps (WAC) in the 1950s. There are no captions but signage in the images depict the soldiers in training departing from Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, to train with the 21st Transportation Unit in Columbus around 1951. A photo of the compiler in her uniform confirms her assignment to the Service Forces and her uniform shoes date the photos to post-1950 (as pump shoes were introduced in 1951). Another photo which helps to date the collection shows a woman wearing a ribbon on her uniform that reads, “WAC Vet Association 1950 Convention.” The women of the Auxiliary Corps are seen training in uniforms with helmets and pants as well as in their formal dress uniforms which featured a skirt suit. The compiler is featured around the barracks in her formal uniform and with male soldiers. Fellow trainees are pictured in their rooms relaxing after training, at a dance with fellow soldiers, and posed around the barracks. A few of the images from the women's room show the sassier side of the recruits. The final photographs are large prints showing a group of WACs seated at a formal dinner, uniformed women looking over reports, and a male soldier getting vaccinated.

An interesting look into women's Army training during the Korean War era.


Item #455488

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Item #455488 [Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp
[Photo Album]: Korean War-Era Women's Auxiliary Corps Training Camp