About this Item

Title

  • Going to Work.

Summary

  • This watercolor on heavy board, showing military personnel of the Women's Army Corps in New Guinea in 1944, during World War II, is signed and dated by the artist, John Cullen Murphy (1919-2004). Murphy was an American cartoonist best known for drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip. Murphy joined the armed forces in 1940 and spent the war years in the Pacific, where he was an anti-aircraft officer, and drew illustrations for the Chicago Tribune. The battle for New Guinea was one of the major military campaigns in the Pacific theater, beginning in January 1942 and continuing on some parts of the island until the war ended. The watercolor is part of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, the foremost American collection devoted to the history and iconography of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military and naval uniforms.

Contributor Names

  • Murphy, John Cullen, 1919-2004 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1944.

Subject Headings

  • -  Papua New Guinea
  • -  1944
  • -  Soldiers
  • -  Trucks
  • -  United States. Army
  • -  Women soldiers
  • -  World War, 1939-1945

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 watercolor ; 26.5 x 17.7 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Brown University Library.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669871

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Murphy, John Cullen, Artist. Going to Work. Papua New Guinea, 1944. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669871/.

APA citation style:

Murphy, J. C. (1944) Going to Work. Papua New Guinea, 1944. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669871/.

MLA citation style:

Murphy, John Cullen, Artist. Going to Work. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669871/>.