016_POW Camp Blue Denim Dye

Title 016_POW Camp Blue Denim Dye
Description A collection of photographs and oral history quotes that document the history of the Prisoner of War camp at Defense Depot Ogden that opened in 1943 and closed in 1946. The oral histories were conducted with widows of German and Italian POWs, former guards, and community members that worked with the POWs.
Image Captions Sufficient blue denim jackets and trousers were obtained...but no blue shirts. With two oil drums from the Depot Salvage yard...the first dyeing plant was set up 15 May 1942. A detail of thirteen Italian prisoners and one Italian non-com. officer, under the direction of Lt. Walsh formed the enthusiastic personnel, who, for ten months conducted a surprisingly successful "Tintoria."
Subject Prisoners of war; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoner-of-war camps--Utah; Prisoners of war--Photographs; Ogden Defense Depot; Ogden (Utah)
Digital Publisher Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA
Date Original 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date Digital 2006
Type Image/StillImage
Conversion Specifications Archived TIFF images were scanned at 300 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. Digital images were reformatted in Photoshop. JPG and PDF files were then created for general use.
Language eng
Relation https://archivesspace.weber.edu/repositories/3/resources/134
Rights Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes; please credit Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University.
Source MS 29 Box 26 Fd 4-5 Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University
Format image/jpeg
ARK ark:/87278/s6w5mbez
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99036
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6w5mbez
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