World War II

VE Day in Jerusalem: 1945

VE Day in Jerusalem: 1945

V.E. Day celebration in Jerusalem, May 8, 1945. Barclay's Bank decorated with British flags. Victory in Europe Day is the day when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Matson Photo Service, photographer. LOC original medium: 4 x 5 inch safety film negative.

Singer Household Oil: 1942

Singer Household Oil: 1942

1940s photo of a Singer (tm) sewing maching being oiled, from a series on home economics published by the government to encourage conservation of resources during WWII. Caption with the photo: "Many sewing machines require regular oiling. If yours is one of these, treat it accordingly.

B-25 Cockpit Construction: 1942

B-25 Cockpit Construction: 1942

Workers riveting on the cockpit shell of a B-25 bomber at Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. Vintage WW2 color photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Color Guard of Black Engineers: 1945

Color Guard of Black Engineers: 1945

African American engineers parade the colors at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. WW2 era photo taken between 1941 and 1945. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: color transparency.

Souvenirs for the Mantel: 1940s

Souvenirs for the Mantel: 1940s

Italian soldier with captured Austrian shells. Old 1930s or 1940s WW2 photo published by Bain News Service. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Siesta on the Siegfried Line: 1945

Siesta on the Siegfried Line: 1945

American soldiers resting among ruins of building during WW2. The photo was taken by photographer Toni Frissell in 1945 on the Siegfried Line, in the Rhone Valley at the German Front. LOC original medium: photographic print.

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