Items Left at The Wall

Advanced search +

print, color photographic

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00884
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Item Summary:Color photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam which depicts a group of three (3) U.S. Army servicemen (two (2) Caucasian-American and one (1) African-American) posing inside a recently constructed structure with their arms draped over each other's shoulders. The date, "JAN • 70" is printed upon the obverse surface of the photo. The artifact was left at The Wall along with four (4) other color photographic prints (VIVE (870, 880, 882, & 885), a black & white photographic print (VIVE (881)), an artifact assemblage (VIVE (883)), a sealed, unopened letter (VIVE (949)), a fishing tackle box (VIVE (965)), & a fabric swatch (VIVE (970)) by an anonymous donor between June - July 1985.

print, black & white photographic

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00887
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Item Summary:Black & white photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam that depicts a passenger/photographer's view of a convoy of U.S. military vehicles traveling down a rural roadway. The artifact was left at The Wall along with seven (7) other black & white photographic prints (VIVE (858, 888, 1342, 1343, 1345, 1347, & 1348)) and a military issue, OG-107 men's tropical combat jungle fatigue coat (VIVE (5041)) by an anonymous Vietnam veteran between June - July 1985.

print, color photographic


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 00885
  • Accession Date:7/18/1985
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:Color photographic print. The photo is an 'in-country' image captured in Vietnam which depicts three (3) U.S. Army servicemen (one (1) African-American & two (2) Caucasian-Americans) posing in front of a U.S. military installation characterized by a hand-painted mural and a large water tower [?] The date, "SEPT. 69Z" is stamped upon the reverse surface of the photo. The artifact was left at The Wall along with four (4) other color photographic prints (VIVE (870, 880, 882, & 884), a black & white photographic print (VIVE (881)), an artifact assemblage (VIVE (883)), a sealed, unopened letter (VIVE (949)), a fishing tackle box (VIVE (965)), & a fabric swatch (VIVE (970)) by an anonymous donor between June - July 1985.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00012
  • Related Items: VIVE 00870 - print, color photographic
    VIVE 00880 - print, color photographic
    VIVE 00881 - print, black & white photographic
    VIVE 00882 - print, color photographic
    VIVE 00883 - assemblage
    VIVE 00884 - print, color photographic
    VIVE 00949 - letter, sealed unopened
    VIVE 00965 - box, fishing tackle
    VIVE 00970 - swatch, fabric
  • Record Component Qty:1
  • Item Description:COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT (LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION) UPON A SQUARE SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, KODAK BRAND PHOTO PAPER BEARING A SQUARE SHAPED, WHITE EXTERIOR BORDER CIRCUMSCRIBING THE IMAGE AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT. THE IMAGE AT THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT IS AN 'IN-COUNTRY' IMAGE CAPTURED IN VIETNAM WHICH DEPICTS THREE (3) U.S. ARMY SERVICEMEN (ONE (1) SHIRTLESS AFRICAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMAN AT THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE IMAGE AND TWO (2) FULLY DRESSED CAUCASIAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AT THE CENTER AND PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE IMAGE, RESPECTIVELY) POSING IN FRONT OF A U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATION. THE SERVICEMEN ARE DRESSED IN MILITARY ISSUE FIELD ATTIRE (I.E. OG-107 TROPICAL COMBAT COAT, OD GREEN UTILITY CAP, OG-107 TROPICAL COMBAT TROUSERS, ETC.) AND POSE IN FRONT OF A PLYWOOD WALL HAND-PAINTED IN MULTIPLE COLORS WITH DESIGN MOTIFS RANGING FROM A CENTRAL HUMAN EYE, TO A FLOWER, TO GEOMETRIC SHAPES. THE PLYWOOD WALL SITS AT THE BASE OF A CORRUGATED IRON ROOF SUPPORTED ON WOODEN OR METAL [?] POSTS, TO THE PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF A TOWER CONSTRUCTED OF WOODEN PLANKS WHICH IS TOPPED WITH A LARGE, CYLINDRICALLY SHAPED, OD GREEN METAL CONTAINER. A LANDSCAPE COMPRISED OF A WIDE BROWN FIELD AND A DISTANT HORIZON MAY BE GLIMPSED THROUGH THE MILITARY INSTALLATION IN FRONT OF WHICH THE MEN POSE. UPON THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT, THE MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER'S PHRASES, "KODACOLOR PRINT / MADE BY / KODAK / SEPT. 69Z" ARE STAMPED IN RED INK AND BLOCK/CURSIVE SCRIPT & ARABIC NUMERALS. ALSO UPON THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE PRINT, THE MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER'S PHRASE, "A KODAK PAPER" IS REPEATEDLY PRINTED IN GRAY INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT IN A REPEATED GRAPHIC MOTIF. ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE IMAGE CITATION FOR THE OBJECT IS REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS, "DISK 3198 #115 TRAY 5 X-1352". THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (870, 880 - 884, 949, 965, & 970).
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the stamped and printed inscriptions upon the reverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Reverse object surface, stamped inscription] "KODACOLOR PRINT / Made by / Kodak / SEPT. 69Z" / [Reverse object surface, printed inscriptions] "A KODAK PAPER [repeatedly printed in a graphic motif]"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 2.0g
    • Item Length: 8.5cm
    • Item Width: 8.8cm
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: N/A
  • Item Notes:ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE IMAGE CITATION FOR THE OBJECT IS REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS, "DISK 3198 #115 TRAY 5 X-1352".
Leave a Comment

COMMENTS


Items left at The Wall - The Virtual Collection

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982. Shortly thereafter, visitors to the Memorial began leaving items in memoriam to those killed and missing service members listed on The Wall. These artifacts now collectively comprise the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection -- a museum collection of more than 400,000 items held in the public trust by the National Park Service. Today, this Collection is among the largest and most actively researched collections in the National Capital Region.

The Collection is jointly curated by National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). The VVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies upon public donations to continue its work, and receives no federal funding.