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Marine Corps barrage balloons, Parris Island, 1942.

From the Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Marine Corps barrage balloon

Parris Island. Marine Corps barrage balloons. Up she goes. A barrage balloon takes to the air under the capable handling of a Marine Corps ground crew at Parris Island, South Carolina. Special marine units assigned to the work have made the balloon barrage an effective method of preventing enemy air attacks on important locations.

CALL NUMBER: LC-USE6- D-004722 [P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USE6-D-004722 (b&w film neg.)

MEDIUM: 1 negative : safety ; 5 x 7 inches or smaller.


CREATOR: Palmer, Alfred T., photographer.

RELATED NAMES: United States. Office of Emergency Management.

NOTES: Title and other information from caption card.

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches).

LOT 1822 (Location of corresponding print.)

Use electronic surrogate.

Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

Film copy on SIS roll 31, frame 570.

SUBJECTS: United States--South Carolina--Beaufort County--Parris Island.

FORMAT: Safety film negatives.

COLLECTION: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540

DIGITAL ID: (intermediary roll film) fsa 8b03383

CARD #: oem2002003380/PP

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