Bygone Americana

An unidentified US soldier in 1965.
By Horst Faas

An unidentified US soldier in 1965.

By Horst Faas

(Source: The New York Times)

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)

A sailor and his date enjoying day in Central Park while on shore leave. New York, 1943.
By Peter Stackpole

A sailor and his date enjoying day in Central Park while on shore leave. New York, 1943.

By Peter Stackpole

(Source: images.google.com)

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.
By Esther Bubley

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943.

By Esther Bubley

(Source: shorpy.com)

U.S. soldiers heading home on a transport train. France, 1945.
By Erich Hartmann

U.S. soldiers heading home on a transport train. France, 1945.

By Erich Hartmann

(Source: magnumphotos.com)