Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1999.059.151
Collection Bob Sherrill Photograph Collection
Description Photograph of man in military uniform either getting on or off a train. Train conductor is behind him and young girls next to him have pens in hand. Man stepping onto train is identified as Al Jolson (in uniform), a motion picture star. Man on step to Jolson's right is his musician, Harry Asket. The gentlemen and several other stars were in town for the Fighting Fifth War Bond show. Conductor partially hidden by Jolson is J.J. Klacsmann. This information taken from a newspaper article dated June 30, 1944.

Photographs in this collection were found in the basement of a house that had been owned by Bob Sherrill. He was a local photographer that worked for the Chattanooga News-Free Press and was official photographer for the fire and police departments. A number of the images are his, but he also collected old photographs.
Date 1944
Print size 4.75" x 3.87"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1999.059