Servicemen celebrating in the streets

Servicemen celebrating in the streets

Date: August 14, 1945
Creator: Texas Photo Shop
Description: Crowd gathered around two servicemen dancing in the street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[V-J Day Celebration]

[V-J Day Celebration]

Date: August 14, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of servicemen and women on Congress Avenue celebrating the end of the war.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Servicemen arriving in Austin

Servicemen arriving in Austin

Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bock, Carl Edward
Description: Servicemen departing buses and walking south from Bowen Trailways Motor Coaches at 708 Brazos. Moonlight tower visible at corner of 8th and Brazos.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Display window of a business during World War II]

[Display window of a business during World War II]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey. Photograph shows a window of a business in the 900 block of Third Street. A project sponsored by the Lion's Club displayed pictures of those serving in World War II by 1942. The window of pictures has a banner at top that reads, "KEEP 'EM FLYING! LIONS INTERNATIONAL." Lions Club emblem pictured on banner.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Carl Lidell in a Large Plane]

[Carl Lidell in a Large Plane]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carl Lidell, from Jonah, in flight training.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
[Three soldiers on furlough from World War II]

[Three soldiers on furlough from World War II]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three soliders on first furlough from World War II while stationed at Kelly Field, posing by a car. Left to right: Privates William Eugene Howland, Gene Preston Pealson, and Hoard Grady Howland.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, some lights still visible]

[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, some lights still visible]

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey of Rosenberg during the "Black Out" of World War II. The photograph was taken from the water tower. Long streak of white light from right corner that extends to near center of photo. Automobiles can be seen under lit parking areas on right also. A few lights in windows can be seen, otherwise photo is "black".
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Melvin Hansen at Wholesale Candy Parking Lot]

[Melvin Hansen at Wholesale Candy Parking Lot]

Date: 1910/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, at a Wholesale Candy parking lot. He stands in front of a series of parked automobiles, dressed sharply in a military style uniform. There is a duffel bag behind one of the cars off to the right. Although partly obstructed by Melvin's head, a water tower is visible behind the store.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Melvin Hansen Outdoors in Front of Bush]

[Melvin Hansen Outdoors in Front of Bush]

Date: 1910/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing in front of a large bush. A flat, spacious landscape surrounds him. There appears to be a building very far away in the distance. Melvin wears a military style trench coat, trousers over a shirt and tie combination, and a tilted cap. His legs are slightly apart from one another.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Photograph of Agnes, Otto L., and Melvin Hansen]

[Photograph of Agnes, Otto L., and Melvin Hansen]

Date: 1910/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing between his parents, Otto L. Hansen and Agnes Hansen. Melvin is dressed in a military-style uniform. His father, to his left, is wearing a three-piece suit and a hat. His mother, to his right, wears glasses and a thick, dark-colored coat. They are standing in front of an automobile, mostly obstructed but still visible. In the very back, there are a series of parked cars, a water tower in the distance, and a few nondescript buildings. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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