Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.
Vintage photos of:
May 1942. Parris Island, South Carolina. "U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew." Medium format negative from photos by Alfred Palmer and Pat Terry for the Office of War Information. View full size.
June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "One of several alcoves off the corridor in Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.
August 1942. "And so he says to me -- Sailor mechanics at the naval air base in Corpus Christi, Texas, laugh heartily over a good story between servicing operations on Navy planes." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.
November 1942. New York. "Nurse training. Hospital preparations for air raids involve the training of street accident units for increased efficiency. Nurses wear coat and skirt that can be put on over uniform in a jiffy." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.