Moving Day, Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, N.H., 1956

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1956

GUSN

GUSN-194334

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Description

Reed shot this image for "Life" magazine to illustrate a story on how the Air Force aids the families of its personnel. While documenting the relocation of a family, his eye was caught by this young boy on a tricycle making lazy circles around the gas station next door. The image captures perfectly the sense of transition--a country on the move--that pervades so much of Reed's work.

Details

Descriptive Terms

military bases
relocating
boys
families
service stations
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.050

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

Life Magazine
Air Force (United States)

Subjects

Pease Air Force Base (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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