Collection Number: P0127

Collection Title: Winifred Bryant World War II Photograph Album, circa 1943-1945

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 164 items)
Abstract Winifred Bryant, a white woman who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1943, compiled this photograph album while stationed at Camp Lejune and Cherry Point Marine bases in North Carolina between 1944 and 1945. The album begins with photographs of Bryant's "first day in uniform" followed by portrait images of fellow (women and men) Marines, many signed. Other photographs show Bryant and other women in a variety of uniforms including coveralls. They are also seen in convoy training, with a variety of jeeps and trucks, "cattle trucks," used to transport large groups of marines to training sites, working on engines, a long chow line. Leisure and downtime are also photographed with images of bedtime with "mascots" (stuffed animals), on leave at the beach, and on a fishing trip. Also included are images of their barracks, including bunks and the laundry. North Carolina sites include Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point United States Marine Corps bases.
Creator Winifred, "Freddie" Bryant.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Winifred Bryant World War II Photograph Album #P0127, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased by the North Carolina Collection, July 2019 (Acc. 103644)
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Winifred Bryant was born 14 June 1915 and died 13 December 1992. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve on 25 October 1943 and was a "MT light truck driver." She was released from service on 1 December 1945.

The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, authorized by the United States Congress in 1942, was women's reserve branch of the United States Marine Corps.

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The album begins with photographs of Bryant's "first day in uniform" followed by portrait images of fellow (women and men) Marines, many signed. Other photographs show Bryant and other women in a variety of uniforms including coveralls. They are also seen in convoy training, with a variety of jeeps and trucks, "cattle trucks," used to transport large groups of marines to training sites, working on engines, a long chow line. Leisure and downtime are also photographed with images of bedtime with "mascots" (stuffed animals), on leave at the beach, and on a fishing trip. Also included are images of their barracks, including bunks and the laundry. North Carolina sites include Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point United States Marine Corps bases.

String-tied flexible leather U.S. Marines Service Album featuring a colored Eagle, Globe, and Anchor Marine Corps emblem and a stylized color illustration of an amphibious landing on the front board. Contains 164 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 8" x 10" with captions.

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1 Photograph album (165 images).

Arrangement: Original order.

Photograph Album PA-P0127/1

Winifred Bryant World War II Photograph Album, 1943-1945 #P0127, Series: "Winifred Bryant World War II Photograph Album, circa 1943-1945." PA-P0127/1

165 Images

A majority of the images are captioned. There are several loose images in the album.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, July 2019

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, July 2019

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