Photo of Miriam Rivkin in action as a photographer during World War II

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Miriam Rivkin in action as a photographer during World War II

Subject

History
World War II
Photography

Description

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin is depicted with one of the cameras she used while working near the Hastings Jute Mill in India on the Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges. The handwritten caption reads, "Don't forget to pull the dark slide."

Creator

Rivkin, Miriam

Source

Your DC Digital Museum

Publisher

Humanities DC

Date

1945
Summer 1945

Contributor

Rivkin, Miriam

Format

.tiff

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

0019.YDCDM.2014

Coverage

India
Hastings Jute Mill
Washington, DC

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

1216 x 1623 px

Embed

Copy the code below into your web page