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Series IV: Other Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Two folders of photos are from the Civilian Defence Volunteer Organization, and show war volunteers (often from the American Red Cross) relieving professionals for war duty and performing other important wartime tasks. Several folders of personal photographs are included in the collection. Sixteen snapshots of the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps were taken by a veteran who was present at the freeing of those camps in April 1945. Nine snapshots show Gerhardt Walter, the photographs' donor, in New Guinea in 1945. Eleven snapshots show New York City "dressed for war" with victory banners and flags hung from buildings and across streets, displays of unrationed food, and people in uniform.

Civilian Defense Volunteer Organization, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 118-119 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

German Concentration Camps, [1945 Apr.]

Box: 7, Folder: 120 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Italian POW's, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 121 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Japanese Surrender, [1945], inclusive

Box: 7, Folder: 122 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Miscellaneous Photos, undated

Box: 7, Folder: 123-124 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Miscellaneous--Snapshots, 1942-1945, undated, inclusive

Box: 7, Folder: 125-127 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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