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Original U.S. WWII Official Photographer U.S. Army Signal Corps Named Grouping

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind. A fantastic grouping that belonged to a Technician 4th Grade (T/Sgt) Priddy (ASN: 15129039). T/Sgt Priddy was an official photographer of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Army Service Forces.

World War I was one of the first conflicts during which cameras were small enough to be carried on one's person. Canadian soldier Jack Turner secretly and illegally brought a camera to the battlefront and took photographs.

In the 20th century, professional photographers covered all the major conflicts, and many were killed as a consequence. One of the most famous was Robert Capa who covered the Spanish Civil War, the D-Day landings and the fall of Paris, and conflicts in the 1950s until his death by a landmine in Indochina in May 1954.

Included in this amazing comprehensive grouping are the following items:

- Ike jacket in excellent condition and is a size 40R. On the left and right collars you will find collar disks, one for the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the other is the standard US disk. The left sleeve has a Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force patch with a T/Sgt chevron just below it. Both are in good condition. On the left cuff you will find a single overseas service bar, indicating he served at least 6 months in a theater of war. On the right shoulder you will find a patch for the U.S. Army Service Forces, with a second T/Sgt chevron just below it, both offered in good condition. On the left cuff you will see a patch that reads: Official U.S. Army Photographer and is offered in good condition.

- Class A Service Coat in great condition with near mint patches on chevrons. On the Left shoulder you will find a Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force patch with a T/Sgt chevron just below it. On the right shoulder you will find a patch for the U.S. Army Service Forces, with a second T/Sgt chevron just below it.

- 2 x Army OD wool shirts in great condition with minor staining. On one of the wool shirts, which is a size 16-35, you will find on the left shoulder a Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force patch with a T/Sgt chevron just below it. On the right shoulder you will find a second T/Sgt chevron. All 3 patches are offered in near mint condition. On the second wool shirt, which is a size 15 ½ - 35, you will find a single patch on the left shoulder, it is an Army Service Forces patch in excellent condition.

- Original WWII issued Khaki uniform shirt at a size 15 ½ - 33. On the left side, just above the breast pocket are three ribbons, European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal ribbon, World War II Victory Medal ribbon and an Army of Occupation Medal ribbon. All 3 are offered in excellent condition. The left sleeve has a Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force patch with a T/Sgt chevron just below it. Both are in good condition. On the left cuff you will find a single overseas service bar, indicating he served at least 6 months in a theater of war. On the right shoulder you will find a patch for the U.S. Army Service Forces, with a second T/Sgt chevron just below it, both offered in good condition. On the left cuff you will see a patch that reads: Official U.S. Army Photographer and is offered in good condition.

- 2x Uniform pants at a size 32/35, one pair is a wool service pair and the other is khaki. Both are in great condition.

- Original U.S. Army Issue Peaked Visor Cap size 7 ⅛ with slight mothing.

- 4x Army Garrison Covers, infantry, ordnance and 2 for signal corps

- 3x web belts and only one buckle.

- 3x Army Service Forces Patches which appear to be uniform removed

- 4x T/Sgt Chevrons which appear to be uniform removed

- 1944 Dated German Marks

- Army Life Manual Dated 10 August 1944

-”Going Back To Civilian Life Manual” dated August 1945

- Photo Album containing approximately 65 pictures from various locations taken in Germany in 1946.

All in all, this is an incredible grouping named to an Official Army Photographer! This is a must have in any WWII collection!

Measurements:

Tan Shirt & Pants:
Collar to shoulder: 9”
Shoulder to sleeve: 22.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 22”
Waist width: 21”
Hip width: 23”
Front length: 34.5"
Pants Waist: 32"
Pants Inseam: 35"

Long Green Jacket & Green Pants
Collar to shoulder: 95”
Shoulder to sleeve: 24”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 17”
Waist width: 16”
Hip width: 225”
Front length: 32"
Pants Waist: 30"
Pants Inseam: 31.5"

Ike Jacket
Collar to shoulder: 10”
Shoulder to sleeve: 245”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 17”
Waist width: 175”
Hip width: 18”
Front length: 25.5"

War photography involves photographing armed conflict and its effects on people and places. Photographers who participate in this genre may find themselves placed in harm's way, and are sometimes killed trying to get their pictures out of the war arena.

Unlike paintings, which presented a single illustration of a specific event, photography offered the opportunity for an extensive amount of imagery to enter circulation. The proliferation of the photographic images allowed the public to be well informed in the discourses of war. The advent of mass-reproduced images of war were not only used to inform the public but they served as imprints of the time and as historical recordings.

Mass-produced images did have consequences. Besides informing the public, the glut of images in distribution over-saturated the market, allowing viewers to develop the ability to disregard the immediate value and historical importance of certain photographs. Despite this, photojournalists continue to cover conflicts around the world.

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