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Guide to the Harry Randall: Fifteenth International Brigade Films and Photographs ALBA.PHOTO.011

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Elizabeth Compa, Evan Daniel, Laura Helton, Julie Kessler, Gail Malmgreen, Porsche Martin and Jessica Weglein

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 29, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Rachel Searcy to reflect incorporation of digitized film reels and for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description  , Feb 3, 2014

Container List

Series A: Miscellaneous, August 1937-May 1938

Scope and Content Note

Series IIA: Miscellaneous, August 1937 - May 1938. The 148 images in this series are among the earliest in the collection. Pictured here are scenes from the battles of Quinto and Belchite. Photographs of the aftermath of aerial bombardment offer evidence of damaged factories, homes and churches. Also documented are artillery units and battalions on the move, and troops under fire at Fuentes de Ebro, and soldiers dug into trenches at the Teruel front.

Container 1     Title Date
item: 11-1213 Photo Unit #: A001
American engineers repair road to Quinto which was cut off by Fascists

Aug 1937
item: 11-1214 Photo Unit #: A003
Fascist machine-gun fortification covering the road into Quinto

Sep 1937
item: 11-1215 Photo Unit #: A005
Tanks going into action, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1164 Photo Unit #: A006
Headless corpse, Fascist, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1165 Photo Unit #: A007
Stick bombs captured at Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1166 Photo Unit #: A008
Tanks moving up road before actions, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1216 Photo Unit #: A009
Fascist field piece smashed at Belchite

Aug 1937
item: 11-1217 Photo Unit #: A010
Demolished church building, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1218 Photo Unit #: A011
Demolished church building, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1167 Photo Unit #: A017
Tanks going into action, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1168 Photo Unit #: A018
Fascist mauser rifles captured at Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1169 Photo Unit #: A019
Fascist front lines, Purburell Hill, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1170 Photo Unit #: A020
Fascist front lines, Purburell Hill, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1171 Photo Unit #: A021
Fascist blockhouse or dugout (Purburell Hill), Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1219 Photo Unit #: A022
Fortified hill (Purburell) from which 15th International Brigade took 800 prisoners and a White Guard officer. Peter Daly killed here, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1172 Photo Unit #: A024
Purburell Hill (fortified Fascist positions), view from Republican lines looking along Zaragoza Road towards [?], Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1173 Photo Unit #: A025
Purburell Hill (fortified Fascist positions), view from Republican lines looking along Zaragoza Road towards [?], Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1220 Photo Unit #: A026
Internationals and Republican tank after action, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1221 Photo Unit #: A027
Purburell Hill, Fascist fortifications, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1222 Photo Unit #: A028
Fascist fortification and machine-gun nest, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1174 Photo Unit #: A030
Purburell Hill (Fascist fortifications), Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1175 Photo Unit #: A031
Purburell Hill (Fascist fortifications), Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1176 Photo Unit #: A032
Fascist officers refugio, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1177 Photo Unit #: A034
Purburell, Fascist officers quarters, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1178 Photo Unit #: A035
Puburell fortifications (Fascist), Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1179 Photo Unit #: A037
Purburell, Fascist officer corpse and captured mortars, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1180 Photo Unit #: A038
Lincoln-Washington Battalion Machine-Gunner Company resting after Pina

Sep 1937
item: 11-1223 Photo Unit #: A040
After Lincoln-Washington Battalion mopped up barricade. Calle looking toward Calle Mayor towards Plaza San Agustin to Lincoln Church, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-0579 Photo Unit #: A041
Fascist comandancia (Old Plaza de la Republica), Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-0580 Photo Unit #: A048
Observation post and captured Fascist fortification, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-0581 Photo Unit #: A049
Factory on outskirts of Belchite occupied first by Dimitroff then used by Lincoln-Washington Battalion as jumping off position to attack Church of San Agustín, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1224 Photo Unit #: A050
Calle Joachim Coasta looking south from Plaza de la Republica (Plaza de Franco) road to Azoila, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1225 Photo Unit #: A051
House wrecked by Republican artillery and Fascist airplanes

Sep 1937
item: 11-1226 Photo Unit #: A054
View looking down Calle Mayor from Goya Gate toward Fascist comandancia militar and Plaza de la Republica, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1227 Photo Unit #: A055
Falangist barracks, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1228 Photo Unit #: A060
Republican batteries outside Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1181 Photo Unit #: A062
15th Brigade anti-tank gun position on hill behind town firing into back of Fascist Commandancia Militar [Military Command], Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1182 Photo Unit #: A063
Tank moving down Zaragoza-Belchite Road toward town. Sign on Left. Road to Codo. On right LV road to town, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1229 Photo Unit #: A064
Approach road to Belchite, to church and Fabrica. Taken in direction of Lincoln-Washington attack from Battalion's first position, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1230 Photo Unit #: A065
American Artillery unit at front, Aragon offensive (Belchite)

Sep 1937
item: 11-1183 Photo Unit #: A066
Fascist prisoners being taken to Division near Brigade Estado Mayor [Headquarters], 3 km outside Belchite on the Zaragoza Road, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1184 Photo Unit #: A068
Republic artillery before Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1231 Photo Unit #: A069
A battery, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1232 Photo Unit #: A070
British anti-tank battery in action at Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1830 Photo Unit #: A072
Thane Summers of MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion on manuevers, Tarazona Front

Aug 1938
item: 11-0582 Photo Unit #: A073
Saul Wellman, Robert Thomson, David Doran, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-0583 Photo Unit #: A074
African-American Machine-Gunner in Lincoln-Washington trenches, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1185 Photo Unit #: A077
Fortified "Stations of the Cross," Codo

Sep 1937
item: 11-1186 Photo Unit #: A079
Fortified "Stations of the Cross," Codo

Sep 1937
item: 11-1187 Photo Unit #: A082
Fortified "Stations of the Cross," Codo

Sep 1937
item: 11-1188 Photo Unit #: A083
Fortified "Stations of the Cross," Codo

Sep 1937
item: 11-1233 Photo Unit #: A085
Moving anti-tank gun into firing position, Ambite

Nov 1937
item: 11-1193 Photo Unit #: A088
Staff during action at Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-0584 Photo Unit #: A089
At front, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-0585 Photo Unit #: A092
Fascist air bombardment, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1799 Photo Unit #: A095
With English Battalion in trenches at Fuentes de Ebro

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/184/10)

Oct 1937
item: 11-1792 Photo Unit #: A096
English Battalion in trenches at Fuentes de Ebro, [six soldiers]

General note

Available Formats:
(Moscow Number: 5/184/2)

Oct 1937
item: 11-0586 Photo Unit #: A097
Observers Jack Freeman and Peter Ambrosiac [?], Lincoln-Washington, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1821 Photo Unit #: A098
Lincoln-Washington Battalion observers in trenches, Fuentes de Ebro

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/185/38)

Oct 1937
item: 11-0587 Photo Unit #: A099
In Lincoln-Washington trenches, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-0588 Photo Unit #: A100
In Lincoln-Washington trenches, Fuentes de Ebro

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/185/39)

Oct 1937
item: 11-1842 Photo Unit #: A105
Roy (Red) Mouton, MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion observer, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1234 Photo Unit #: A107
Estado Mayor [Headquarters] at front, Fuentes de Ebro [with tents and car]

Oct 1937
item: 11-1235 Photo Unit #: A108
Replacements arriving at Quinto being addressed by David Doran [not visible]

General note

Available Formats: Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/189/24)

Oct 1937
item: 11-1779 Photo Unit #: A110
David Doran addressing troops at Fuentes de Ebro

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/181/8)

Oct 1937
item: 11-1778 Photo Unit #: A111
David Doran addressing troops, replacements for Brigade at Quinto during action at Fuentes de Ebro

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/181/4)

Oct 1937
item: 11-1236 Photo Unit #: A114
Airplane bombardment, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1237 Photo Unit #: A115
Airplane bombardment, Fuentes de Ebro

Oct 1937
item: 11-1238 Photo Unit #: A117
Fascist corpse, Quinto

Aug 1937
item: 11-1798 Photo Unit #: A120
Spanish machine-gun nest of British Battalion on maneuvers, Mondejar, [four soldiers]

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/184/9)

undated
item: 11-1880 Photo Unit #: A124
Three companies marching in from maneuvers, British Battalion, Mondejar [copy negative; transferred from the Victor Berch Papers, ALBA 080]

Dec 1937
item: 11-1881 Photo Unit #: A139
Engineers at work, Argente [copy negative; transferred from the Victor Berch Papers, ALBA 080]

Jan 1938
item: 11-1239 Photo Unit #: A142
Engineers at work, Argente [in a trench]

Jan 1938
item: 11-1240 Photo Unit #: A143
Three soldiers on lookout [one African-American]

Feb 1938
item: 11-1241 Photo Unit #: A144
15th International Brigade, Spaniards at Teruel sector

Jan 1938
item: 11-1242 Photo Unit #: A149
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion sappers or observers [?], Argente

General note

Available Formats: Copy NegativePrint

Jan 1938
item: 11-1243 Photo Unit #: A160
English Battalion marching to the front, Fuerte Caliente

Jan 1938
item: 11-1244 Photo Unit #: A161
Engineer Battalion food truck, Rillo [with men gathered around it]

Jan 1938
item: 11-1245 Photo Unit #: A164
British Battalion, machine-gun nest, Rillo

Jan 1938
item: 11-1855 Photo Unit #: A174 Camp Kitchen [2 men with pots]
item: 11-1246 Photo Unit #: A176
Observers at front near Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1856 Photo Unit #: A179 [soldiers in trench with rifles]
item: 11-1882 Photo Unit #: A184
A tank and Abe Lewis near Teruel [copy negative; transferred from the Victor Berch Papers, ALBA 080]

Jan 1938
item: 11-1883 Photo Unit #: A197
Lieutenant [William] Digges and Dave Doran and armored car, Teruel [copy negative; transferred from the Victor Berch Papers, ALBA 080]

Jan 1938
item: 11-1247 Photo Unit #: A200
[view of the city with damage], Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1248 Photo Unit #: A203
Bridge, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0873 Photo Unit #: A204
Damaged building, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1249 Photo Unit #: A212
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Machine-Gunner Company headquarters [in cave]; Makela, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1250 Photo Unit #: A214
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, Teruel [3 men with cooking pot]

Jan 1938
item: 11-0874 Photo Unit #: A215
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1251 Photo Unit #: A217
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0875 Photo Unit #: A218
Pablo Carbonell, killed in action, MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1252 Photo Unit #: A220
Bombardment, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1857 Photo Unit #: A222 Small farm building, explosions in the distance
item: 11-0876 Photo Unit #: A224
Estado Mayor "central" [Headquarters], Transmiciones [Transmissions], Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0877 Photo Unit #: A225
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-0878 Photo Unit #: A228
Estado Mayor [Headquarters], Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-1253 Photo Unit #: A230
MacKenzie-Papineau, [3 men in] trench, Teruel

General note

Available Formats: Print
(Moscow Number: 5/187/28)

Jan 1938
item: 11-1254 Photo Unit #: A241
MacKenzie-Papineau, [2 men in] trenches, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/28)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1255 Photo Unit #: A242
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Seguro de Los Baños [torn and damaged print]

Feb 1938
item: 11-1256 Photo Unit #: A243
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/11)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1257 Photo Unit #: A245
First aid in MacKenzie-Papineau trench, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/10)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1858 Photo Unit #: A246 Mackenzie-Papineau [soldier] in trench with sighting device
item: 11-0589 Photo Unit #: A249
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-0590 Photo Unit #: A250
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/18)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1859 Photo Unit #: A251 Two Mackenzie-Papineau soldiers in trench
item: 11-1860 Photo Unit #: A254 Mackenzie-Papineau soldiers in trench fortification
item: 11-1258 Photo Unit #: A255
MacKenzie-Papineau positions

Feb 1938
item: 11-0591 Photo Unit #: A256
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-1763 Photo Unit #: A258
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños, [working on a machine gun]

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/180/54)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1829 Photo Unit #: A259
MacKenzie-Papineau position, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/5)

Feb 1938
item: 11-1837 Photo Unit #: A262
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion after Seguro de Los Baños, [two soldiers with a machine gun]

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/26)

Feb 1938
item: 11-0592 Photo Unit #: A267
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-1861 Photo Unit #: A268 MacKenzie-Papineau soldier in trench firing rifle
item: 11-1259 Photo Unit #: A269
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños [2 men in trench]

Feb 1938
item: 11-0593 Photo Unit #: A270
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/37)

Feb 1938
item: 11-0594 Photo Unit #: A271
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Seguro de Los Baños

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/37)

Feb 1938
item: 11-0595 Photo Unit #: A274
View from MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Seguro de Los Baños

Feb 1938
item: 11-0879 Photo Unit #: A279
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1260 Photo Unit #: A280
MacKenzie-Papineau positions, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0880 Photo Unit #: A281
American Artillery unit emplacement, Teruel front

Feb 1938
item: 11-0881 Photo Unit #: A283
American Artillery unit emplacement, Teruel front

Feb 1938
item: 11-0882 Photo Unit #: A284
American Artillery unit emplacement, Teruel front

Feb 1938
item: 11-1884 Photo Unit #: A286
American Artillery unit emplacement, Teruel front [copy negative; transferred from the Victor Berch Papers, ALBA 080]

Jan 1938
item: 11-0883 Photo Unit #: A289
British Battalion on maneuvers, Mondejar

Dec 1937
item: 11-0596 Photo Unit #: A290
Fascist posters on the square, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-0597 Photo Unit #: A291
Street scene, Belchite

Aug 1937
item: 11-0598 Photo Unit #: A292
Street scene, Belchite

Aug 1937
item: 11-1862 Photo Unit #: A294 MacKenzie-Papineau group poses for the camera
item: 11-0884 Photo Unit #: A295
MacKenzie-Papineau Transmiciones [Transmissions]: William (Red) Brown and [?], Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0885 Photo Unit #: A296
Lincoln-Washington front lines, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0886 Photo Unit #: A300
British Battalion Machine-Gunner nest, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1261 Photo Unit #: A301
British Battalion, Company crew machine-gun nest, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-0887 Photo Unit #: A306
Transmiciones [Transmissions] repairing Estado Mayor [Headquarters] telephone, Valeverde

Mar 1938
item: 11-0888 Photo Unit #: A313
Group at Estado Mayor [Headquarters], Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1764 Photo Unit #: A316
Engineers working on dugouts (Hiyar)

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/180/66)

Mar 1938
item: 11-1262 Photo Unit #: A317
Observers, Aragon Retreat, Marcelina Marot and Harvey Hall, Lebux

Mar 1938
item: 11-0889 Photo Unit #: A318
Engineers building refugios, Lebux

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/18)

Mar 1938
item: 11-1263 Photo Unit #: A320
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches [?], Seguro de Los Baños [view over fields to factories in distance]

General note

Available Formats: Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/18)

undated
item: 11-1264 Photo Unit #: A321
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Teruel

Jan 1938
item: 11-1265 Photo Unit #: A323
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Ebro Front

undated
item: 11-0599 Photo Unit #: A324
MacKenzie-Papineau trenches, Ebro Front

May 1938
item: 11-0890 Photo Unit #: A326
15th International Brigade troops marching, Mollerusa

May 1938
item: 11-0115 Photo Unit #: A328
Dr. Mark Straus

May 1938
item: 11-1266 Photo Unit #: A330
Panorama, Codo [with church and houses]

Aug 1937
item: 11-1267 Photo Unit #: A332
Our artillery firing at Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1863 Photo Unit #: A335 Five soldiers loading artillery, Belchite[?]
item: 11-1268 Photo Unit #: A337
During the battle, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1269 Photo Unit #: A338
During the battle, Belchite

Sep 1937
item: 11-1270 Photo Unit #: A339
Church during the battle, Belchite [with carts in foreground]

Sep 1937
item: 11-1271 Photo Unit #: A340
Church in Belchite [ruined interior]

Sep 1937
item: 11-1272 Photo Unit #: A342
Machine-Gunner crew, British Battalion, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-1273 Photo Unit #: A343
Machine-Gunner crew, British Battalion, Tarraga [in tall grass]

General note

Available Formats: Print; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/34)

May 1938
item: 11-0891 Photo Unit #: A344
MacKenzie-Papineau Transmiciones [Transmissions], Tarraga

General note

Available Formats: Original Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/34)

May 1938
item: 11-0892 Photo Unit #: A346
Troops of 15th International Brigade on march, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-1274 Photo Unit #: A348
15th International Brigade troops on march, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-0893 Photo Unit #: A350
Aviation, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-1845 Photo Unit #: A352
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, Transmiciones [Signal Corps], heliographer

General note

Available Formats: Copy Negative; Moscow negative
(Moscow Number: 5/187/44)

undated
item: 11-0894 Photo Unit #: A353
MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion Heliographer, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-0895 Photo Unit #: A354
Transmissions, Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-0896 Photo Unit #: A355
Armorer at work (Harry Farris), Tarraga

May 1938
item: 11-0600 Photo Unit #: A356
Machine-Gunners on trip from Albacete to Barcelona, Tarraga

Apr 1938
item: 11-1864 Photo Unit #: A357 Two soldiers with machine gun

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