Phillip F. La Follette at T-Beach Whittling Club | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Phillip F. La Follette at T-Beach Whittling Club

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DESCRIPTION

Three men sit on improvised seats (boards on barrels) at the T-Beach Whittling Club, located on the north coast of New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). They are (left to right) Frank E. Mason, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip F. La Follette of Madison, Wisconsin, and Raymond Clapper, a columnist. They were on their way from Cape Gloucester to Milne Bay and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Sea. Signs behind them indicate where the different ranks should sit. The signs read, "Generals", "Colonels", "Majors", Captains" and "Other Ranks." A tent, with soldiers sitting on cots, with a sign "Message Center Beachmaster," is behind them and on the right is a building built in the indigenous style. Special note by Robert Doyle: "Frank E. Mason is a Vice President of NBC (on leave) and is the son of the late Dr. George Franklin Mason." Lieutenant Colonel Phillip F. La Follette was three times Governor of Wisconsin.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 100130

Creation Date: 1944-01-14 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 22, neg 2212

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

SUBJECTS

Armed Forces

Associations, institutions, etc.

Barrels

Buildings

Clothing and dress

Clubs

Dwellings

Ethnic architecture

Eyeglasses

Food industry and trade

Governors

Hats

Intellectual life

Journalism

Men

Military art and science

Military camps

Military uniforms

Moustache

Officers

Outdoor photography

Persons

Political science

Portraits, Group

Recreation

Relaxation

Reporters and reporting

Signs and signboards

Signs and symbols

Tents

Work

World War, 1939-1945

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