The Oak Leaf
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Jones

Northern California Center for Afro American History & Life, May 1994

photographs. Description: a-h eight black and white photographs dealing with the gardening and eating facilities. 1-u fourteen black and white photographs showing Oak Knoll Hospital operations, wounded in bed, telephone operations, x-ray and iron lung, etc. v-ii fourteen black and white photographs showing recreational activities at hospital. Personalities performing for the wounded, crafts and machine shop activitied for recouperation. jj-qq seven black and white photographs of navy personnel at the hospital. History: Photographs are official US Navy phots from the Graphic Arts Dept. of Oak Knoll Hospital in Oak. Scenes are all during the WWII period and were taken for a publication. The Oak Leaf. (D. Curry, 12/4/98) Photo shows Lionel Hampton playing his vibraphone (xylophone) with the rest of his orchestra playing in the background. Hampton played swing music mostly. In front of him are several microphones and on one is hung a sign "The Blue Network" with according to Inez Brooks-Myers, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, became NBC.
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