Collection Information

Photos or images bring an added dimension to your ancestor’s military service and provide a historical context for the time during which they served. In these collections you will find images of battlefields, encampments, personnel in uniform, military units and officer group shots, and more.

Military photographs have always played a crucial role in capturing the harsh realities of war. Often graphic and surreal, a photograph could often tell a story where words could not.

A photograph, whether of your ancestor or not, gives you a view into the adversity your ancestor probably experienced in a war. You can learn about the battles and see those who fought alongside your ancestor.

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