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.