Destroyer DECATUR practicing smoke screens, circa 1942
emulsion on paper
overall: 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in.
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch emulsion on paper black-and-white photograph taken on deck of US Navy destoryer DECATUR during a exercise creating smoke screens, circa 1942. The photo is taken probably on foredeck looking back up into the sky as a large black cloud is produced from the ship's stacks. Four shirtless men are resting near a deck gun. In the foreground is wooden canopy support structure which runs horizontally across the top portion of the photo.