On December 11 1944 The Elgin [Illinois] Daily Courier-News ran an original poem by one of its hometown heroes. Sixty-four years later and only the location of war has changed; sentiments are the same.
Black and white snapshots are neatly mounted with the ever-popular black corners. Some pictures have been removed and others tucked neatly between the pages.
This very well preserved map is not a vacation tour, but apparently the advance by the 745th Tank Bn. and the 26th Infantry from England to Normandy through Paris to Belgium and into Germany and Czechoslovakia. It gives me chills.
This document is three-page chronicle of "The Battle Saga of a Tough Outfit" The doughboys of the First Infantry Division of the First United States Army, the "finest division in the world".
This scrapbook is more interesting and precious than almost anything I have seen in any bookstore. I don't think that antiquing will take first place over browsing through Barnes and Noble, but it certainly beats browsing through the shopping mall!
Join us in Carmi's Thematic Photographic! You'll have fun and meet some very talented folks!