c. 1965
14 in|15.5 in HIGH x 11 in|13 in WIDE
(35.56 cm|39.37 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm|33.02 cm WIDE)
Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

A label across the bottom of the photo, "Trains moved troops directly to the Oakland Army Base piers until the late 1960s." Photo is taken from a fairly high elevation looking down on a dock. On the right side is a station wagon with "US Navy" on the back parked near a pick-up truck. The vehicles are parked near the edge of the dock and near a canvas covered ramp that appears to lead to a ship which is not shown in the shot. On the side of the ramp is stenciled "Oakland Army Terminal U.S. Army." There are several groups and lines of soldiers here and there along the docks in various loose formations. They are all either carrying or standing by their luggage (duffle bags and trunks). In the background is a train with "Pennsylvania Pullman" across the top. Near the train is a small building with a life ring on a post just outside the door of the building. Also near the building is a small fenced off area where civilians appear to be waiting-I would guess these people are relatives of the soldiers.

Used: U.S. Army | Oakland Army Base

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