Marine Corps

Marine Corps Motorcycle: 1922

Marine Corps Motorcycle: 1922

Marine Corps Brigadier General Smedley Butler in a big car with motorcycle escort. Photo taken in June of 1922. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Marine Corps Band: early 1900s

Marine Corps Band: early 1900s

Marine Corps Band. Bain News Service, publisher. No date with photo, probably 1910s or 1920s. Old photograph provided by LOC. Original medium: glass negative.

Marine Corps Glider Pilot: 1942

Marine Corps Glider Pilot: 1942

A USMC Lieutenant in training as a glider pilot at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer. FSA - OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Marine Corps Parade: 1919

Marine Corps Parade: 1919

Marine Corps parade in front of White House post World War One, Washington, D.C., 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Color Barrier Broken: 1943

Color Barrier Broken: 1943

From LOC photo caption card probably written by photographer Roger Smith in 1943: "Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942.

Marine Glider: 1942

Marine Glider: 1942

Marine Corps glider at Page Field, Parris Island, South Carolina, 1942. Alfred T. Palmer, photographer. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

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