Jane Schwarz Scrapbook

These are photographs taken in 1942 and 1943 of Al Schwarz, husband to one of my narrators, Jane Schwarz. Some of these pictures were taken while Al was on furlough visiting family and friends in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. These photographs provide insight into life on the home front. Many photographs documented Al’s time in basic training. His training to become a tank operator took him to a variety of geographic locations in the United States. Jane organized the photographs into a scrapbook during the war. She added descriptions from Al’s letters. She created the scrapbook as a way of staying close to Al during World War II.    Couple's Portrait