c. 1965
10.5 in|14.5 in HIGH x 13.25 in|16 in WIDE
(26.67 cm|36.83 cm HIGH x 33.65 cm|40.64 cm WIDE)
Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

A label across the bottom of the photo, "When ocean transportation was the dominant method of overseas movement, passenger trains often pulled right onto the dock to facilitate the exchange process." Photo shows a group of soldiers carrying their gear, including duffle bag, weapon, and various other items, up a ramp boarding a Navy ship. The shot is taken from the deck of the ship looking down on the boarding ramp. A line of soldiers are waiting for their turn to board. At the base of the ramp is a sailor who appears to be laughing as he helps the soldiers. In the background is a train a short distance from the ramp. The Oakland Army Base was adjacent to the major West Coast rail passenger terminal, the Oakland Mole. PCK 2/6/07

Used: U.S. Army | Oakland Army Base

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