[Various locations in Alabama, South Carolina, and Korea: 1978-1979]. Twenty leaves, illustrated with 175 photographs, almost all in color, plus assorted ephemera. Contemporary spiral-bound photograph album bound in decorative cloth. Moderate chipping, some staining, and edge wear to cloth. Minor dampstaining to bottom edge of some leaves, but contents generally clean and in nice shape. Very good. Item #3143
A unique assemblage of vernacular photographs memorializing a couple of years in the military career of Gloria Lockwood, an African American Specialist Four, while stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, Fort Jackson in South Carolina, and during her time in Korea in the late 1970s. The pictures in Korea capture Lockwood during leisure time on the streets, often in the company of fellow African American Army buddies and Korean people, along with Lockwood at home with her children. The stateside photographs picture Lockwood at home on base at Fort McClellan with her friends and family, posed with automobiles, at restaurants, inside bars, at the zoo, and more. Other photos feature Lockwood and other soldiers in uniform in various, more official base activities.
A healthy number of the photographs capture Lockwood participating in intramural softball and basketball in the Army. She is featured at bat and in the field on her softball team. The basketball pictures show Lockwood in action on both indoor and outdoor courts, as well as a shot of her and her team accepting a trophy after a tournament. There are also team pictures featuring Lockwood for both sports.
The ephemeral items include a program for the March 1979 Eighth Army Women's Basketball Tournament in Taegu, Korea (in which Lockwood is listed on the Area North Basketball Team); two certificates of recognition from Fort McClellan; one award certificate from Fort Jackson, South Carolina; a leaf of the McClellan News newspaper featuring Lockwood playing in a basketball tournament in late March 1978; and assorted newspaper clippings.