War is Over, Going Home!

http://archives.library.eou.edu/images/2010.1.1538.jpg

Item Details

Title

War is Over, Going Home!

Subject

Bands
Military uniforms
Naval ships

Description

"Musicians help pass the time aboard the SS Cape Victory en route to Seattle - Oct 1945" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Jam Session on Board. It would a be a hot, sweaty, slow trip. The turbine-powered converted freighter would travel about fifteen miles an hour. To keep cool, men took off their shirts, stayed on deck, took it easy. During the journey, soldiers were allowed to send uncensored mail for the first time in two years. Though soldiers had been ordered to empty their cameras of all film, somewhere between Manila and Seattle, somewhere during the twenty-eight day voyage across the Pacific, Hill secretly snapped this rare photo of a soldiers' band -- piano, drums, sax, and trumpet -- playing for men relaxing on the aft deck of the SS Cape Victory. (The ship's mast cast the shadow in the center of the photo.)" ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1945-10

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.1538

Spatial Coverage

Pacific Ocean

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

Position: 2299 (2 views)