DAC Collection Object Information
“…and Pass the Ammunition”,
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Object): 507 x 405 mm (20 x 15.9 in.)
Dimension notes: object dimensions are for board
Title printed on board below image; printed on board below lower right corner of image: “OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTOGRAPH, GRAFLEX-MADE”
Edition: Photographs made as WWII documentation and/or propaganda. This edition of prints on boards may have been distributed by the U.S. Government, or later as advertising for Graflex cameras. The prints in this group comprise only part of the series (the dealer from whom the donor selected and purchased them had more at the time).
Accession number: 1998.2.12
Gift of Robert C. Lancefield (BA Wesleyan 1982, MA 1993, PhD 2005; DAC Registrar of Collections 1994–2019, Manager of Museum Information Services 1999–2019), 1998
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donor from a dealer in Providence, RI, ca. 1994–1995.
The title quotes the popular song “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”
Work Type: photograph
Related Works: See other prints from this series, DAC 1998.2.1 – 1998.2.14.
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