WWII army mail pouch with souvenir photos inside. Found in an attic trunk along with love letters from a soldier to his girlfriend back home.
True Romance: The Heartache of Wartime Farewells, April 1943 by Alfred Eisenstaedt at the height of the Second World War.
1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918
2. Times Square, 1947
3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862
4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957
5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)
6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945
7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919
9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942
10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935
See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/
Soldier and puppy, France, circa 1944.
It’s obviously “Old photos of men holding puppies" week.
Why should you cast your vote for Executive Order 9981 to be displayed first?
More than one million African American men—and thousands of African American women—served in the U.S. military in segregated units across the globe during World War II.
President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order (EO) 9981 on July 26, 1948.
The Executive Order stated that it was “essential that there be maintained in the armed service of the United States the highest standards of democracy.” These standards included “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”
Read more about what led President Truman—grandchild of slave owners—to sign this order on the Prologue blog.
Image: “Seeking to rescue a Marine who was drowning in the surf at Iwo Jima, this sextet of Negro soldiers narrowly missed death themselves when their amphibian truck was swamped by heavy seas. From left to right, back row, they are T/5 L. C. Carter, Jr., Private John Bonner, Jr., Staff Sergeant Charles R. Johnson. Standing, from left to right, are T/5 A. B. Randle, T/5 Homer H. Gaines, and Private Willie Tellie”, 03/11/1945
Image: Pages one and two of EO 9981
Image: President Harry S. Truman (front row, fifth from right) and Secretary of the Army Frank Pace (front row, fourth from right) with members of the integrated 82nd Airborne in the Rose Garden behind the White House in February, 1951. (Truman Presidential Library, 63-1162-05)
For many, photographs from World War 2 have been seen only in grainy black and white. But new colour images have emerged that show the full horror of the destruction inflicted by Nazi bombers during “The Blitz” in London. The capital sustained 76 continuous nights of attacks, from September 1940 to May 1941, which obliterated more than one million homes killed about 40,000 people The powerful images were released to mark the 70th anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill’s ‘V for Victory’ campaign on July 19, 1941.
WWII produced a massive archive of photographs from the front lines, but back at home, a whole other world was developing to support the troops.
The New York Historical Society has a new exhibition of rare photographs from NYC during the war. These never before seen photos are up at Nolan Park on Governors Island until September 2, 2013.
Dean Putney inherited a vast archive of over 1000 prints his great-grandfather captured in WWI. On top of that, what makes the find truly special is that many of the original negatives are in pristine condition.
Dean is crowd-funding a project to print a high-quality photo book using the preserved negatives.
Thanks Willa Koerner!