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PF_Talus
04-21-2004, 02:22 PM
I came across this great site the other day:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html

It has all kinds of pics from WWII and the depression. Try searching subject index and then look for locations. The best ones I've found so far are Hawaii and Papua New Guinea. Subject search works well too. Another neat thing to do is go to the location index and look for your (mostly American) hometown. There's a good chance you will find pics from the 30's and 40's especially if your town had war industry. I found quite a few for my hometown of Youngstown, OH.

Here are some examples:

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/wildcatfire.jpg


http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/escort_carrier.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/dest.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/dauntless2.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/mustang.jpg



Only 2 problems: the dreaded "no digital image available" and the sheer number of pictures (over 160,000) to sort through.


http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/Il-2_001.jpg

PF_Talus
04-21-2004, 02:22 PM
I came across this great site the other day:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html

It has all kinds of pics from WWII and the depression. Try searching subject index and then look for locations. The best ones I've found so far are Hawaii and Papua New Guinea. Subject search works well too. Another neat thing to do is go to the location index and look for your (mostly American) hometown. There's a good chance you will find pics from the 30's and 40's especially if your town had war industry. I found quite a few for my hometown of Youngstown, OH.

Here are some examples:

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/wildcatfire.jpg


http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/escort_carrier.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/dest.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/dauntless2.jpg

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/mustang.jpg



Only 2 problems: the dreaded "no digital image available" and the sheer number of pictures (over 160,000) to sort through.


http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/Il-2_001.jpg

VW-IceFire
04-21-2004, 04:37 PM
Are there any digital collections available on the web that are soley based on WWII photographs?

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/tmv-sig1.jpg
RCAF 412 Falcon Squadron - "Swift to Avenge"

PF_Talus
04-21-2004, 07:43 PM
got me


http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v31/Talus/Il-2_001.jpg

Sharpe26
04-22-2004, 02:16 AM
only one site that I know off. that British thing with all those rece photos. But that is still kind of down due to an underestimation of demand I think