Bygone Americana

Monday morning after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the corner of Montgomery and Market street. San Francisco, 1941.
By John Collier

Monday morning after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on the corner of Montgomery and Market street. San Francisco, 1941.

By John Collier

(Source: shorpy.com)

A rally at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, December 1941.
By George Strock

A rally at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, December 1941.

By George Strock

(Source: TIME)

Japanese restaurant, Monday morning after the attack on Pearl Harbor. San Francisco, 1941.
By John Collier

Japanese restaurant, Monday morning after the attack on Pearl Harbor. San Francisco, 1941.

By John Collier

(Source: shorpy.com)

Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day). Baltimore, 1945.
By Blakeslee Lane

Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day). Baltimore, 1945.

By Blakeslee Lane

(Source: mdhs.org)

Soldiers receiving tea from a Japanese woman at Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, 1942.
By Hansel Mieth

Soldiers receiving tea from a Japanese woman at Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, 1942.

By Hansel Mieth

(Source: images.google.com)

The quartet feeding pigeons on the parkway running through the city’s Civic Center. San Francisco, 1942.
By Hansel Mieth

The quartet feeding pigeons on the parkway running through the city’s Civic Center. San Francisco, 1942.

By Hansel Mieth

(Source: images.google.com)

A woman walking along Grant Ave with two soldiers and a sailor. San Francisco, 1942.
By Hansel Mieth

A woman walking along Grant Ave with two soldiers and a sailor. San Francisco, 1942.

By Hansel Mieth

(Source: images.google.com)

Row upon row of WACs (Women’s Army Corps members) don gas masks for a training drill at Iowa’s Fort Des Moines, 1942.
By Marie Hansen

Row upon row of WACs (Women’s Army Corps members) don gas masks for a training drill at Iowa’s Fort Des Moines, 1942.

By Marie Hansen

(Source: TIME)

GI’s tramp in review across an English field, 1944, as the long-planned Operation Overlord — the D-Day invasion of France — draws near.
By Frank Scherschel

GI’s tramp in review across an English field, 1944, as the long-planned Operation Overlord — the D-Day invasion of France — draws near.

By Frank Scherschel

(Source: TIME)

Defense workers’ children play war, 1942.
By Eliot Elisofon

Defense workers’ children play war, 1942.

By Eliot Elisofon

(Source: images.google.com)