SI Guard Force, Luray, Virginia, 1944

ID: SIA2007-0038 or 96-1357

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1944

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 546, Folder: 2

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Smithsonian Institution Guard Force headquartered at the United States National Museum (USNM) storage area in Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park, during World War II. Pictured are (front, l-r): Lynn V. Black, Sr., Lester L. Judd, Harry L. Judd; (back, l-r): W.E. Batman, Dewey M. Weakley. The USNM collections were transferred to a storage facility for safekeeping during World War II.


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Other photographs found in the same location give the date October 28, 1944. All photos were presumably taken at the same time. In the caption, all the names are followed by designation 'custodian.'

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 546, Folder: 2

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Weakley, Dewey M
  • Luray (Va.)
  • Employees
  • Judd, Harry L
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Black, Lynn V., Sr
  • Storage
  • Wartime Activities
  • Judd, Lester L
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Guard Force
  • National Collections
  • Batman, W. E
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Shenandoah National Park (Va.)


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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SIA2007-0038 or 96-1357

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3 1/2w x 5 1/2h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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