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Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker

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Title
Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker
Names
United States. Coast Guard (Photographer)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States Coast Guard

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939 - 1945
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Coast Guard
United States. Navy
Military uniforms
Medals
African American women
Navies -- Officers
Widows
African American boys
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: Caption on back: "New York, N. Y. - The widow of Coast Guardsman Charles W. David, Jr., a Steward's Mate first class, formerly of the Bronx, New York receives posthumously the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral Stanley V. Parker, District Coast Guard Officer; Watching the presentation are Lieut. [Lieutenant] Robert W. Anderson of 291 East 8th St., Brooklyn and the hero's son, three-year-old Neil Adrian; David saved the life of Lieut. Anderson and helped save nearly a hundred others who were thrown into stormy, freezing Atlantic last year when a transport was torpedoed; Diving again and again into the dark seas, David finally succumbed to pneumonia from exhaustion and exposure; The medal, one of the highest Naval awards given, was accompanied by a citation signed by Secretary of Navy James Forrestal praising David's valor and bravery."
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Other local Identifier: J-44-403
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 973e7060-c645-012f-7d93-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939 - 1945. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939 - 1945). Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Mrs. Charles W. David, Jr.; African American widow and her three-year-old son, Neil Adrian receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Medal from Rear Admiral, Stanley V. Parker