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We've come to the end of the photos that can be identified as belonging to our unknown Soldier Photographer. I hope you've enjoyed this series of photos, and enjoy these last few images as well! "This is the Post Theatre."This... Continue Reading →

WWII Photos: A Soldier’s Perspective (Part 5)

Our photographer didn't caption this trip to one of Hawaii's pineapple and sugarcane plantations, but we can identify his companions as Elvin Phillips and (it looks like) Bert.

WWII Photos: A Soldier’s Perspective (Part 4)

Our photographer didn't caption these photos, so we can only assume it's because it was a day he would never forget - the war's end, or Victory Day!

This roll of film has sightseeing photos from Honolulu & O'ahu, Hawaii. The photos from Pali Pass, O'ahu are dated 12 August 1945. "The gang at Fort DeRussy where we all went swimming." (Fort DeRussy is a US Army Reservation... Continue Reading →

We were fortunate to come across this large lot of photos documenting the life of one soldier and his buddies in the United States Army in and after World War II.

We were fortunate to come across this large lot of photos documenting the life of one soldier and his buddies in the United States Army in and after World War II.

There's no information available beyond the clues that we see in these photos. I've read that Navy Seamen were the only Naval branch to wear their badges and insignia on the right sleeve so that the eagle faced forward, but we'll need... Continue Reading →

Carrie Bell Lawrence

The back of this photo reads "Carrie Lawrence - Daughter of George and Nancy Jane Lawrence," and unlike many of the other "rescued photos" that we post this one was inherited from my great-grandmother. This set of photos has always... Continue Reading →

The Iglehearts

The only markings on this cabinet card photo show the surname Igleheart. We rescued this photo from an antique store in Newburgh, Indiana and surname searches show the Igleheart surname in nearby Evansville, Indiana, so it's plausible that the woman and child... Continue Reading →

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