Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200 square mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina. Evidence of the lack of racial friction may be seen in the sports program at the camp. On the baseball team Negro enlistees and white non-com officers are teammates. Camp Lejeune has its own baseball league, with the Montford Point team a strong contender for championship honors. Nice vintage photo for baseball fans or baseball memorabilia collectors. Learn More
Photo shows Illinois Central R.R., freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill. Nice view of old freight cars and part of the Chicago skyline in the background. Photo dates to 1943. Learn More
Photo of the heart of Detroit in downtown. Great view old streetcars, vintage automobiles, and old buildings such as Hotel Pontchartrain. This vintage photograph dates to between 1910 and 1920. Learn More
Beautiful girls, stunning wardrobe, magnificent horses, a charming trainer, a clown, ring curbs and props - all these put together in one scene result in an extremely attractive circus poster. From the Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey circus in the 1920s. Learn More
Photo shows view of Hotel Pontchartrain, City Hall and other buildings in Detroit, Michigan. Beautiful shot of street cars, automobiles, horse drawn wagons, billboard advertising, and various businesses. This old photo dates to 1916. Learn More
Photo of Hotel Pontchartrain and Cadillac Square; view from City Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Great street scene photo showing old buildings, storefronts, vintage automobiles and street cars. Photo dates to between 1916 and 1919. Learn More
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