Henry Strauss taking an oath as Ensign, Boston, July 2, 1942
USA, MA, Boston
emulsion on paper
overall: 8 x 10 in.
8 x 10 inch emulsion on paper black-and-white photograph of Henry Struass taking an oath as Ensign in Boston, July 2, 1942. Henry Strauss has his righ arm raised, looking at Commander Hugh W. Turney, who is reading the oath of Ensign from a not pad. The are in an office at First Naval District Headquarters in Boston. A separate sheet of paper is taped to back on which is typed: "IMMEDIATE RELEASE / USS POLLUX HERO TAKE OATH AS ENSIGN / Isaac H. Strauss, former New York athlete and third class / quartermaster on the USS POLLUX, is shown taking the oath as an Ensign / from Commander Hugh W. Turney, former commanding officer of the / POLLUX. The oath was administered at First Naval District Headquarters, / Boston today (July 2). Ensign Strauss will be assigned to patrol craft / training at Miami, Fla." From Henry Strauss transcript in Sound Archives: "...that’s the picture that the public relations department sent around. "