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From the Great Depression to World War II - photos from the American Memory collection

The American Memory collection contains more than 162,000 images taken between 1935 and 1944 by government-hired photographers. If you were to look at 100 of them per day, every day, you'd need more than four years to view them all. As a photographer, I consider these images nothing short of wondrous. This blog showcases some of them.

November 11, 2008

Lest We Forget

to find this image on the American Memory website use search terms MILITARY FUNERAL ALASKA A military funeral in Alaska, held sometime between 1942 and 1945. The photo caption reads: "Here atop a hill are the remains of seven soldiers, mainly pilots who lost their lives in action."

(Photo is attributed to the United States Signal Corps.)
to locate this image, use search terms: military, funeral, Alaska


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