|Title||Eleanor Roosevelt awarding medal to soldier, Seattle, April 3, 1943 |
|Caption||The First Lady pins a medal on the jacket of Sam Morris, one of four African American enlisted men honored at a special ceremony in front of Seattle's County-City Building on April 3, 1943. Several months earlier, these soldiers rescued many people after a bomber on a test run crashed into the Frye Packing Plant.|
Honored soldiers are, left to right: Pvts. Lonnie Ancrum, Sam Morris, and Bruce Singletary. Hidden from view is Pvt. Charles E. Whitely. Another recipient of the Soldier's Medal is Corp. Kenneth J. Cristner. Brig. Gen. B.L. Milburn, commander of anti-aircraft in the area, assisted the First Lady.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Morris Bill [struck out] Sam. Roosevelt [unintelligible] R.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Roosevelt, F. D., Mrs.; Morris Sam.
Caption information source: P-I exhibit.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 3, 1943.
|Subjects||Medals--Washington (State)--Seattle; Military decorations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Soldiers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Presidents' spouses--United States; Rites & ceremonies--Washington (State)--Seattle; African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Ancrum, Lonnie|
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.40746 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |