The 1940s

The 1940's - a decade of hard work
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Coming out of the Great Depression, the world faced another challenge in the 1940's: World War II. Although the war began in the 1930's, it expanded and gained in ferocity (and atrocities) in the 1940's. At the end of the decade, soldiers returned home and the Greatest Generation began creating the Baby Boomer generation.
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A photo of an unknown woman. I don't know who she is, but I thought she was fascinating. I am using her image as the main character in a story I'm writing. I call her "Brenda." I got the image from a collection of mixed photographs.
Added Feb 28, 2016 by: Jandolin Marks
Jandolin Marks
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This is a photo of Franklin Leroy Obenhaus added by Diane Soffar on September 26, 2020.
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Jan 17, 1913 - Aug 31, 1993
Added Sep 26 by: Diane Soffar
Diane Soffar
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This is a photo of Margaret (Stawnychka) Rekush added by Jeffery Hill on September 25, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 25 by: Jeffery Hill
Jeffery Hill
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1949 Toronto, Crawley Douglas Wedding, Frances Stack Douglas, George Edwin Crawley Sr., Esperanza de le Torriente Rionda Crawley and Earle Gordon Douglas
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 24 by: Ann B.
Ann B.
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Bernie Geheb and Carolyn Sullivan
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May 2, 1926 - Oct 5, 2009
Added Sep 22 by: Debra Frey
Debra Frey
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James Earl McCloy (Jimmy) CPL 38th Infantry Regiment I CO 3 BN Army Died (KIA), 1930-9/8/1950. Died at Naktong Bulge. Buried in Chillicothe, OH. Son, Brother, Uncle, Soldier
We think this is a photo of my husband’s grandfather John A Metcalf, likely from the mid-1940s and taken in southern Idaho or northern Utah. This is the only photo we have, he left sometime around the birth of my mother-in-law in 1947.
Added Sep 22 by: Verena Block
Verena Block
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The 1946 Long Beach Polytechnic High School yearbook photo of Maxine Avis Ewart.
People in this photo:
Feb 22, 1929 - Unknown
Harold Loyd and Fayard Nicholas - brothers who made the famous tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers.
People in this photo:
Mar 27, 1921 - Jul 3, 2000
Possibly on a college campus. Unknown people.
This is a photo of Betty J Kowalski added by Matt Collins on September 18, 2020.
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May 21, 1928 - Jun 13, 1999
Added Sep 18 by: Matt Collins
Matt Collins
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Actor and large contributor to the Cleveland Playhouse. This link will take to a write-up on him, his wife and daughter. http://www.virginiamiller.com/artists/GuntherGerzso/statement.htm
Julian "Mike Trescony, King City High School Class of 1948
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1929 - Nov 22, 1929
Mario R Trescony, King City High School Class of 1946
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Dec 8, 1926 - Jun 29, 2003
Myrtle White and Daughter Carmen
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 14 by: Stephen Darlow
Stephen Darlow
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This is a photo of Eugene E Moore added by Patricia Stepp on September 14, 2020.
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Apr 15, 1913 - Feb 2, 1990
Added Sep 14 by: Patricia Stepp
Patricia Stepp
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This is a photo of Myrtle Clara (Agg) White added by Stephen Darlow on September 14, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 14 by: Stephen Darlow
Stephen Darlow
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This is a photo of William Anthony Cathcart Cooper added by Kerry Miles on September 14, 2020.
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January 1910 - Unknown
Added Sep 14 by: Kerry Miles
Kerry Miles
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This is a photo of Mike Rekush and Margaret (Stawnychka) Rekush added by Jeffery Hill on September 13, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 13 by: Jeffery Hill
Jeffery Hill
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This is a photo of Bradley D. Rafferty and Helen E McNally added by David Rafferty on September 9, 2020.
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 9 by: David Rafferty
David Rafferty
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Meredith A. Disney was the wife of Raymond Arnold Disney, an older brother to Walt Disney. Her sons are Charles Elias Disney and Daniel Harwood Disney.
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Oct 17, 1907 - Feb 2, 1998
Added Sep 8 by: Daniel H. Disney
Daniel H. Disney
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19445 Central High School yearbook photo of Beverlee Schulke.
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Mar 9, 1927 - Jul 15, 1988
This is a photo of Garfield Marse added by Pamela Kirkwood on September 5, 2020.
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Dec 18, 1938 - September 1982
Added Sep 5 by: Pamela Kirkwood
Pamela Kirkwood
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Russell had 3 years of high school education before enlisting as a private with the US army for World War 2 on April 1st 1944 at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. He lists his mother as his next of kin.
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May 1, 1925 - Dec 5, 1995
Just riding his bike
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 4 by: Tuesday Rubsam
Tuesday Rubsam
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This is a photo of Unknown Woman and Dog added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 3, 2020.
This is a photo of Goats Enjoy the Park added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 3, 2020.
Vera in front of her store on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills CA,
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Jan 4, 1892 - February 1976
This is a photo of Tom Harvey added by Joel Stoddert on August 31, 2020.
People in this photo:
May 17, 1908 - Mar 7, 2005
Her picture she took for my grandpa, she said he needed a “pin up” photo so he wouldn’t forget her.
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Dec 25, 1921 - Aug 10, 1998
Added Aug 26 by: Amanda Peaden
Amanda Peaden
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Neva B Harris and Harry J Greuel wedding photo, November 1945
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This is a photo of Francis Toner and Ruth Naomi (Kourge) Toner added by Shannon Toner on August 24, 2020. Taken in 1946
People in this photo:
Jul 25, 1922 - May 20, 2016
This is a photo of Jeanne Akar added by Alyssa McIntosh on August 22, 2020.
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Jul 26, 1931 - Apr 15, 1944
Added Aug 22 by: Alyssa McIntosh
Alyssa McIntosh
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This is a photo of Leona Mae (Goheen) Gillis added by Michelle Alred on August 21, 2020.
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Jan 8, 1929 - Nov 29, 1990
Added Aug 21 by: Michelle Alred
Michelle Alred
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Florance about 1949, Quegley Gloucestershire area.
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