World War II wasn’t just about battles and fighting the enemy. The life of the average American soldier was also punctuated by vacation or “leave time” at home in the United States or abroad where they were stationed. During the war, U.S. serviceman William J. Boylhart amassed a large collection of color snapshots of friends and family back in California, as well as pictures of his travels while stationed in the Mediterranean and European Theaters. His collection of 465 color images has been digitized and is available to view online at The Digital Collection of The National WWII Museum.
Boylhart captured some fascinating, informal glimpses of life during WWII. These include wartime fashions and such popular pastimes on the American Home Front as going to the beach or the circus. The collection also has pictures of U.S. GIs visiting and posing among the famous sites of Europe, much as tourists do today. It vividly documents the ravages of war upon the people and landscapes of Europe, and shows the interactions between civilians and P.O.Ws with American soldiers. To learn more, explore the Boylhart Collection and other WWII image collections online here.
Images: Gift of Robert Millett, from the collection of The National WWII Museum.
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From the series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 - 1981
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