Lost Photos
(an IRS-registered 501c3 charitable non-profit corporation)

  • Our Mission                                   

    Our Mission

    To collect and preserve historical photos and other media, make the material available to the public online at no cost, and return the material to surviving family members on request.

  • A Word From John                                   

    A Word From John

    I started collecting lost photos after doing a project for my father.  He was keeper of the Perkins family archives, storing several generations of family photos.  A few years ago I set about scanning the entire archive, around 23,000 photos I think.  I finished that project and gave him a copy of the complete archive.  I sometimes ask him about some of those pictures (Who is this?  When did that happen?  Do you remember such-and-such happening?) but it bugs me that we don't know who a lot of the people are in the older photos.

    I visit auctions, swapmeets, and thrift stores and I occasionally find photo albums or packets of photos from a few years back to over 100 years ago.  It bugs me the same way as my family archive- so many memories, so much time, so much history lost, all these photos destined for...what, a dumpster in back of some anonymous junk store?

    I started this project because I wanted to preserve what I could of the lives and memories of the people that took these photos.

    There is an extensive FAQ here.  If you have any questions or complaints, that's where to start.

    Click on the link for each family under the Photos tab to see the page for that family.

    If you are one of the people in these photos, if you know any of the people in these photos, or if you still have any questions, please contact me here.

    >>> If there is any information you want to add to this site- especially genealogy info- please contact me here.

  • Photos                                   


    Family 1  (my family)

    Since the rule of thumb for this page is to include photos that are at least 20-25 years old, most of the Family 1 photos are from the 1970's and 1980's. I haven't included the Perkins family archive because there are a number of people in them that I know and who are currently alive.  I know the photographers for many of these photos.  In creating this page, for Family 1, I am working under several conditions requested by various people as to which photos I can and can't post.  For this reason, the Family 1 photos posted here consist mainly of a trolley museum, cats, my early childhood, and my high school (graduated 1989). There are currently (as of April 1, 2016) 151 images in this set.

    Family 2
    Nothing written on the backs of these photos.  99 images in this set.

    Family 3
    Many notes.  265 images in this set.

    Family 4
    Many notes.  1,447 images in this set.

    Family 5
    A few notes.  419 images in this set.

    Family 6
    A few notes.  254 images in this set.

    Family 7
    Many notes.  747 images in this set.

    Family 7A
    From a montage included with family 7.  10 images in this set.

    Family 8
    148 images in this set.

    Family 9
    29 images in this set.

    Family 10
    45 images in this set.

    Family 11
    78 images in this set.

    Family 12
    305 images in this set.

    Family 13
    118 images in this set.

    Family 14
    48 images in this set.

    Family 15
    479 images in this set.

    Family 16
    517 images in this set.

    Family 17
    87 images in this set.

    Family 18
    Schloesser Family
    1,344 images in this set.

    Family 19,  Family 19-A
    2,585 images in this set.

    Family 20
    Caulfield/Ritter/Southard Family
    619 images in this set.

    Family 21
    1,989 images in this set.

    Family 22
    1,535 images in this set.

    Family 23
    182 images in this set.

    Family 24
    699 images in this set.

    Family 25
    29 images in this set.

    Family 26
    53 images in this set.

    Family 27
    60 images in this set.

    Family 28
    28 images in this set.

    Family 29
    128 images in this set.

    Family 30
    40 images in this set.

    Family 31
    974 images in this set.

    Family 32
    219 images in this set.

    Family 33
    1,087 images in this set.

    Family 34
    1,378 images in this set. It's the Whitsett family.

    Family 35
    3,151 images in this set.

    Family 36
    328 images in this set. It's the Johnston / Reeves family.

    Family 37
    128 images in this set.

    Family 38
    2,502 images in this set.

    Family 39
    883 images in this set.

    Family 40
    222 images in this set.

    Family 41
    316 images in this set.

    Family 42
    210 images in this set.

    Family 43
    974 images in this set.

    Family 44
    3,283 images in this set.

    Family 45
    179 images in this set.

    Family 46
    303 images in this set.

    Family 47
    93 images in this set. It's the Bergman / Gregory / Shuptrine family.

    Family 48
    44 images in this set.

    Family 49
    667 images in this set.

    Family 50
    136 images in this set. It's a freemason family.

    Family 51
    314 images in this set.

    Family 52
    538 images in this set.

    Family 53
    1,118 images in this set.

    Family 54
    219 images in this set.

    Family 55
    813 images in this set.

    Family 56
    151 images in this set.

    Family 57
    19 images in this set.

    Family 58
    91 images in this set.

    Family 59
    3,774 images in this set. It's the work of Dr. Elinor S Benes.

    Family 60
    58 images in this set.

    Family 61
    27 images in this set. It's a bar mitzvah for Scott William Crane.

    Family 62
    126 images in this set. This lady liked her cats.

    Family 63
    179 images in this set.

    Family 64
    805 images in this set. It's the Dudley family.

    Family 65
    183 images in this set. It's the Dulinski family.

    Family 66
    2,140 images in this set. It's the Kohl / Kreutz family.

    Family 67
    404 images in this set.

    Family 68
    1,121 images in this set.

    Family 69
    253 images in this set.

    Family 70
    158 images in this set.

    Family 71
    159 images in this set.

    Family 72
    1,354 images in this set. It's the Winters family.

    Family 73
    910 images in this set.

    Family 74
    915 images in this set.

    Family 75
    2,309 images in this set.

    Family 76
    896 images in this set.

    Family 77
    2,320 images in this set.

    Family 78
    1,752 images in this set.

    Family 79
    3,235 images in this set.

    Family 80
    756 images in this set.

    Family 81
    959 images in this set.

    Family 82
    802 images in this set.

    Family 83
    806 images in this set.

    Family 84
    865 images in this set.

    Family 85
    820 images in this set.

    Family 86
    3,534 images in this set.

    Family 87
    3,836 images in this set.

    Family 88
    635 images in this set.

    Family 89
    725 images in this set.

    Family 90
    783 images in this set.

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Guest Family:
Army Pictorial Center


1946 October

Sgt. Lester Taylor, Louisianna

Platoon Sergeant

Anyone who has been in the army, can always seem to remember their first platoon sergeant.  He was the first symbol of the power of rank.

1946 October

Sgt. Taylor and me of Co.

Compass Course

Taylor is giving some of the men in the company instructions on the use of the field compass.  After the instruction, hew will turn them loose to find three marked points on their maps.  Will they find them?  Just keep on reading!

1946 October, Fort Dix

Pvt. Solomon F. Kelley of Binghamston, NY

Just the thought---

Instead of looking for those landmarks on the compass course, they ended up like this, mugging for pictures.  Others were found sleepin in some nice sunny spot.  The gas chamber, by the way, is for tear gas practice.

1946 October, Fort Dix


Taken while on compass course.  We found a high tower and climbed to the top to look around and to get a couple of pictures.

1946 November, Fort Dix

Rifle- M1

It seems that most of the time in Basic Training is spent in cleaning one's rifle.  (Oh no, they never call it a gun in the Army.)  You have tot ake it apart, clean every bit of oil out of it, so that the inspectiving officer will not get his dainty white gloves dirty, and then when he's through, they tell you to oil it up again!

This is not a posed shot.  I happened to notice my bunk mate getting ready to put his rifle away, and shot it with a camera I had borrowed from Sol Kelley as I did not have my camera  through any part of basic.

Lower Manhattan skyline taken from the Staten Island Ferry.

Looking down on 34th street from the Empire State Bulding.

The Empire State Building.
New York City

A few views of the city where we would study Army photography.

This building formerly housed Paramount Pictures New York studio.  It was bought by the army in 1942 for approximately $10 million.

Orderly Room and T-3, barracks on right.

T-4 and T-5, barracks on lower left.
Signal Corps Photographic Center (SCPC)

To the "inmates" this was SCPC.  Other pet names included Sammy Cohen's Picture Company or Special Center Park Commandos derived from the many picture taking excursions into the park.

G I Barracks

This is the scene from my bunk in the corner of barracks T-3.  I had the bunk for about 15 months after moving over from T-5.  On the left is the fourth squad, on the right, the third- my little boys.  We had between 26 and 32 men per floor, using double-deck bunks to hold them.  At the end of the aisle, Sy Schwertzman is shining his shoes.

Seasons Greetings

Signal Corps Photographic Center

1947 November

First snow in Central Park.

The snow disappeared by mid-afternoon.  This was take about 0915.  Wally Klink and myself had our classes at the park on assignment.  The fellow in the picture is Pvt. Turner who was working in the lab school and was awaiting his Christmas present- discharge.

Summertime In Central Park

The park served the need for relaxation for many people, including myself.  This was taken one Sunday afternoon as a few of us were wandering through the park with our cameras.  The blonde never knew I took it, but Wally Klink had her pose for another shot.


Tall and powerful, this structure was a half block up from Grand Central Station.  Not only myself, but many other students used them as "models" for their cameras.  They were always good "roack-steady" subjects.


Atlas struggling with the burdens of the world and seemingly Radio City also.  his statue is on Fifth Ave. and has been "shot" (by cameras" many times by many people.

1947 March, Long Island, NY

Al Werner


Werner and I were classmates in Lab class D-46.  This shot was taken on oen of our shooting assignments.  We were up near the Triboro bridge getting some shots.  I needed two more so I took a couple of Werner.  Our instructor, Mike Chopko, wouldn't allow us to use exposure meters for this problem, so for a guess exposure I think this is pretty good.

1947 January, Long Island, NY

Scotty Alexander


This picture was taken on the very first shooting problem the class had.  We had a few extra sheets of film, and Mike told us to go ahead and shoot each other.  (That's one way of getting rid of a class!)  Using two No. 4 floods I took this shot.

G I Negative

This term was applied to the negatives given to us to practice printing.  They were the pick of a few years shooting- usually the worst so that we would really have a job printing them and gain some valuable experience.  The sailors are at St. Patricks Cathedral on Fifth Ave. in New York City.

Motion Picture Students

Sometimes we would shoot our own pictures for printing practice.  This is an early attempt which shows just how awful I was.  Notice you can't see any face clearly and the interest is hidden by the camera.  Oh well, experience is the best teacher.

1947 April, SCPC Yard

Get up!

Of course we had to shoot pictures of each other and stuff like this resulted.

1947 March

Mike Chopko, Instructor

A real swell guy from Scranton, PA who really knew his stuff.  He made all the problems a game of sorts and you never thought you were working, but you were always learning.

1947 January

Instructor Mike Chopko and classmate Scotty Alexander on our first outdoor assignment.  Scott doesn't seem to be doing quite the right thing.

Class Picture

This is what the character of D-49 devised for their final picture.  The fine caricatures were done by Dick West, one of the members of the class.  Mike and I are in the left center of the shot.

1947 Spring, Ansco Co, Binghampton, NY

Attending the first color processing school- prelude to developing a course for the Army.

1947 April, SCPC Dayroom


Wally Iverson, Paul DeShay and myself were engaged in a discussion of some technical point, color I think, when this was taken.  The hang is going for the pencil and paper for the sketch for the clincher.  I had just returned from Ansco so I was "the authority" on color.

1947 June


"Let me help you Wally.  You seem to be too tired to help yourself."  Wally Iverson, Instructor, Sgt. "Bill" Dill, student and myself in the yard with classes one morning.


Photo (top) by C W Cleavenger

Article:  Queen of winter sports is pretty Barbizon model Joan Findlay who was voted New York State's snow-time ruler at a recent convention of the New York State Winter Sports Council.  The queen's scepter in this case is a pair of ski poles, true symbol of the Winter season.

Class D-49

What a change from intermission diversion on the opposite page.  This motley crew was my first class.  I worked with my old instructor, Mike Chopko for a few days and then he took a vacation leaving me to teach twenty characters.  When he returned two weeks later there were fifteen left.  That started my "bouncing" career which ended up with a total about thirty.

Class D-53

This was the first class with WACs while I was at SCPC.  Wally Iverson had them for most of the course, but as with all the classes, I got them for their last week.  Always full of fun as they would leave soon, it was a little difficult to teach them color photography, but still it was fun.


Sometimes the students would go out and take the shots they should (top) or "getting the proper information for captions- you know, name, address, telephone number" as the little guy on the left (bottom).

Sometimes they "doctored" their shots.

I Give Up- What Is It?

At least that is what my instructor said when I came back with this.  Some of my students came back with stranger shots than this.  Many times we would five or six exposures left and had to get back to the post so we would shoot anything in sight with results like this.

Wastin' Film

One morning about 7:30, Cec Riley came upstairs with six exposures left in his camera.  The results are these four shots.  Then we put on our shirts and went to work.

Just One More

This shot of Marilyn Quinnones was taken after about 16 sheets of film and 32 flashbulbs were used up.  Looks like she doesn't want any more taken.  Well that usually happens to good looking gals who know photographers.  They're always thinking of pictures when they should be engaged in other diversions.

1948 April

Bussman's Holiday

Most people go for a walk in the park to get their minds off their weekly chores, but to me it was just another setting for a picture.

1948 Summer


No, it is right side up now.  Yes, it's a picture, of sorts, ss the flag, the tree and their reflections in the lake.  This is what a photo-gopher on the loose will do to a beautiful scene.  This is Rahway River Park, or was.  The roll was beautiful until the cold wash water hit the emulation directly, creating the star-like effect.

1948 June

G I Boots

A photo-gopher is liable to use anything for a subject, as this shot proves.  Sitting around one Sunday afteroon, I noticed the play of light on my combat boots.  This led to six different shots, one of which is above.  A window provided the light (and the shadows).

1948 January


Box Miggins in the back and Wally Klink and myself in the front, looking over a subject in Central Park.  Cec Riley snapped the shot. We often went to the park to find ah--- subjects.  We usually found something to waste our film on, sometimes it was ourselves.

Going through the ranks

Final salute
1948 August


Lt. Thomas and Sgt. Riggs in front of the company preparing for an inspection by a Major from the Adjutant General's Office.  The company was supposed to be in the sun so we (Tom Condie and I) could get the pictures but it was too hot and they figured it would be better for us to sweat it out rather than the company.  The heat wasn't the only thing.  The exposure was tricky, and the camera too tight for fast operation.  Well, we got some shots, two of which follow.

Lab Class D-56

What'll I do?  E-5 tomorrow- Craig

Clean that lab- MSgt Bechtel

Late again- Miskell

This @!@ flat print- Gould

Bellvue bound- T4 Kotuby

Thay fella- Thomas

Pass the seal blubber- Utterback

I can't get it in focus- Fillipone

Have you heard this joke?- Collins

Texa here I come, via Fort Bragg- SSgt Hosier

Damn yankies- Cantrell

1948 April

Boy And His Dog

While walking around with my class near the Triboro bridge, I saw this littel fellow and his dog playing in the street.

1948 April

Guard Duty (?)

Yes, Roy Haefner is supposed to be on guard duty.  I brought my radio out, got a chair and joined him.  Once in awhile it would tighten up and no radios would be allowed but we always got them back.

Wally Iverson

An instructor in the lab section.  He got his discharge in April 1947 and should be well on his way to being a dentist by now.

Cec Riley

An instructor in the still school.  A real swell guy and a wonderful photographer.  He was denied on-the-job-training with Ray Atkeson because he knew as much as Ray.  Very good at flash.  Learned a lot from him.

Walter Klink

Instructor in the lab section.  Went to Japan in April 1948 came back and got out in June 1949 and now is studying journalism in Columbia University.  He, Riley, and myself used to go on "shooting" expeditions together.

G Royce McGowen

"Mac" was one of my students in Class D-60 and then became an Assistant Director in SCPC.  He and Dick Jacobs were the only students left in D-60.  In fact, "Jake" was the only student for about three weeks when Mac had to make a picture.

Lowell Storms

"Stormsie" was first a student, then he became my assistant with class D-56.  Later he was transferred and last heard of, was spending time in the jug for AWOL.  Some guy, eh!

1948 May

Paul Heiderman

Paul slept across the aisle from me in T-3.  While shooting some other portraits Heiderman asked that his be taken.  Here he is with his typical big grin.

1948 May

Terry Beam

Terry was the clerk in the office.  He handled all the students records and did a very good job of it.  He was going to take some shots of himself to send home, but Lt. Buck asked me to take them.  This is one of five, taken with my little Ciro and two flashbulbs.

Signed- To a good instructor Sgt Kotuby- Harry J Lewis
Colonel Lewis

This is the kind of officer you wish the Army had more of.  He was friendly, understanding, and always tried to help the instructors.  He and I bowled together in the league, and he would always remove all insignias and be just another "guy."  He is now in charge of the Signal Schools in Camp Godron, GA.  Everyone was sorry to find out that he would not be in Ft. Monmouth with us.

1948 February

Now What?

This is Central Park in the winter.  Cec Riley, Wally Klink and I were out to see what we could find.  Cec took this shot of me as I was getting ready to get a low angle shot of the Train Towers on Central Park West, somewhere in the middle sixties.

Portrait Sitting

One night, with the temperature at about 85 degrees in the barracks, Tom and I decided to shoot some pictures instead of going to bed.  We needed a training aid shot of a flashbulb, so here is the setup.  We had to have a picture of just the bulb and nothing else.  That is the reason for the plate of glass and the white background below.

Cecil Riley
These three shots were taken one Sunday afternoon by Cecil Riley.  It was raining so we couldn't make our usual pilgramage to Central Park so we set up and shot inside.


Top- Self-portrait.  Deciding that I had taken plenty of shots of other fellows, I wanted to see if I could get one of myself and this is the result.

Bottom- A quickie shot by Ed Girardy taken out next to the barracks.  He wanted to try my Ciroflex and this is the result.


Top- The photographer posing for his class who had to make six quick exposures to practice tropical exposure and evelopment, mainly development.

Bottom- Myself after a few tussels with a focusing cloth and a camera.  I was demonstrating synchro-sulighyt technique  with color and just stopped for a rest when one of my students got this shot.

1948 May


This is Al Flynn who hails from Asbury Park, NJ.  We took basic training together in Ft. Dix then went our ways.  He was transferred to SCPC about a year and a half later.  I wanted to check my flash synchronization and got Al to pose writing to his girl.  If you take a close look you can read what he has written and it's not to his girl.

Note by John- Here's the letter.

Dear Gloria,

Right now I am having my picture taken by a guy that calls himself a photographer. Actually I don't believe that he knows the first thing about photography.

Thomas M J Condie, Lab School Instructor
1948 September

Instructor At Work

My boy, Tom Condie, is doing "research" for new material for the lesson plans.  He is trying to make it legal by reading a photo magazine.  Personally I think he is reading an article on how to shoot pin-up pictures.  This is an attempt to duplicate the modern type of portrait as sometimes is found in Life magazine.

1948 August


Paul Heiderman has just completed about 14 hours of tough KP.  I had been shooting some portraits of Bill Sitler and was just changing rolls of film when Paul came in and sat down under the lights.  That was the fastest I ever loaded a roll of film.  I set the camera, focused and shot before anyone knew it was taken.

1947 July

This Little Piggy

This little fellow was snapped at Seaside Heights, NJ.  He had been playing near our beach umbrella for some time so I picked up my camera and started to follow his actions and travels.  This is one of the few shots that I got.

1948 May

Playing Hookey

This little fellow was actually playing hookey from school.  We found him in Triboro Park with his color-book and crayons and having a grand time.  We couldn't blame him as it sure was a beautiful day.  We hated to go back to the salt mines (dark rooms) ourselves.


Mrs American 1949

C A Krumholtz

Hup, Two, Three

Now we are in Ft. Monmouth.  The last of the photo school in Long Island City left SCPC on the 22nd of October 1948.  Chuck and I with our buggies and Bill Sitler and Corbley Cleavenger were the last four to evacuate.  Where SCPC was practically the same as a civilian job, Fort Monmouth was G I.  This is my company, Instructor Co. #2, parading on Army Day of 1949 for Gov. Driscoll of NJ and other visitors.  I got out of parading to do a little picture taking.


Russell Hall

This is the main building of Ft. Monmouth.  It is the GHQ and the office building of all the big-wigs of the post.  The G Is on the post aptly named it "The Kremlin."  Some of the orders from there really susbstantiated the name.

  Day Room

This is where many leisure hours are spent.  This is the day room of Instructor Company #2.  On the extreme right is the television set, turned on every evening.  The door near it leads to the pool room.  The room right next to that is the library.  In the back of the room is a jukebox--collecting money the first two weeks of the month, then is changed to a free play machine.  On the left and around the room are writing tables and some very nice easy chairs.  This photo is made up of 12 separate shots and was done by Bill Sitler. 

1948 October

Letter From Home

Bill Sitler reading a letter from his brother.  As in all (practically) army barrracks, we had double bunks.  Bill had just gotten his new camera and I was showing him what could be done with it.  I had a camera just like it.  I had a single flashbulb in my focusing reflectorand was on top of the bunk across the aisle.  I had another fellow open the lens, I fired the bulb and then had him close the shutter.

Cpl Ed Girardey

One of the instructors in the lab section, Ed hailed from Danburry, CT.  Ed was tossed out of his instructing job by Lt. Moore about the same time I got discharged.  Ed always did have a beligerant attitude.

1949 March

Cpl William Sitler

Bill is from Dantoon, OH.  He was a very good instructor, sometimes a little too good to his students.  He also was a very nice guy.  We used to go on photo expeditions together.  After his discharge in June 1949, he went to Kent State University majoring in education.  This pic was taken in the attic of our barracks at Ft. Monmouth.

1948 November

Expressionistic Informals

All the fellows in the lab section could identify a portrait as mine if the backlight outlined the head and had a gentle spill on the back of the shoulders.  One Sunday afternoon, Tex Harrison and Bill Sitler asked me to show them how I got it.  These two shots are by them practicing the lighting.  Although they are not real sharp, I consider these as very excellent shots for the ideas that were used to get pictures with thought in them.

Instructor #3 Basketball Team

Don't let those jersey markings fool you.  We used them so we would be different than the opponents who were usually in white "T" shirts.  Jerry Williams and I captained and "coached" the team.  Our record was six won and three lost.  One win, over the medical detachment almost got Jerry court-martialed.  They ruffed Bill Sitler up so Jerry counter-stacked, not knowing he was working on a Major.  Boy, what a game.

1949, April 4

Congratulations Sgt

At least that's what he did say.  Colonel Carroll, commander of the Signal Training Regiment handing my my warrant for promotion to SSgt or as under the new ARs- Sgt.

Signs, camera right to left- Photographic Division, Enlisted Department, The Signal School
R O T C Camp

In July 1949 we had to give lectures to groups of college jokers who were attending R O T C Summer Camp.  I remember it well because it cut my furlough short by five days.  This is the group of instructors and students who participated.

1949, August 23

Fort Monmouth, NJ
Photo Divison
Pro Patria Vigilans
Class D-75
MOS 945


When a class completes its class picture, then we knew they were throughlearning.  The next couple of days were spent waiting for orders.  Cpl. Schwatzman's class went all out for theirs.  They rented the gown, etc. for a day and as Sy changed film, they changed outfits and this composite resulted.  Many different theme varieties are to be found in these class pictures from comedy to formals.

Branson, J E

Price, J G

Schwartzman, S J

Tirkovsky, R W

Woods, J M

Darden, W T

Quinn, J F

Smith, J J

Velker, E B

Elledge, M D

Sauberan, J R

Thrall, W L

Witte, W F


Here is another theme used for a class picture, the darkroom.  As I handled every class for their last week, I was always presented with a class picture.  The layout or the class's attitude usually determined if I would keep it or not.  Some of those crews I didn't want to remember.


1949 February 4

The Signal Corps Message Signaleer, Ft. Monmouth, NJ

Brig. Gen. Francis H. Lanshan, Jr.
Commanding General
J P Hoffman
Chief Of Public Information

Editor- Cpl L F Brown
Reporter- Cpl G Zimmerman
Reporter- Cpl D Moore
Staff Photographer- Cpl J Hritz

Address all communications to The Signal Corps Message Signaleer, For Monmouth, NJ, phone 1335.

The Signal Corps Message Signaleer is an official military publication published every Friday by and for Military personnel at Fort Monmouth.

News of Fort Monmouth activities contained herein may be reprinted by other newspapers without obtaining official clearance from the Public Information Office, unless otherwise note at the head of the item.

The Signal Corps Message Signaleer receives Armed Forces Press Service material and republication by civilian newspapers is permitted without specific clearance.

Views expressed in the Signal Corps Message Signaleer are those of the writers, and not necessarily those of the Department of the Army.

Photo Caption:  THE WORKING MODEL of a five inch Ektar lens with a Kodak Supermatte shutter, used as a visual aid in the Photo Division of the Enlisted Department, is being demonstrated by Cpl George Kotuby, Instr. Co. No. 2, Rct. Madeline Barbour, WAC Det.; Pvt. James Enderson, Co. E; Pvt. Paul C. Nutter, Hq & Hq Co., STR, students in the photo course.

First Group Since War Enrolled In ED

Eleven WAC students are now attending classes in the Enlisted Department of The Signal School under Department of the Army authorization.  The first of them enrolled just prior to the Christmas school holidays.

WACS now attending classes are being trained as still lab technicians in the Photo Division, crytographic technicians and radio operators.

The Signal School and other schools throughout the Army are authorized specified numbers of WAC students, a step by the Department of the Army in an extensive utilization of Army personnel, according to Capt. Veronica Riley, WAC Orientation Officer (unofficial title) of the Enlisted Department.

Each of the eleven WAC students came directly from the WAC Training Center in Camp Lee, VA after having completed their basic training.

It is believed that these are the first WAC students to be admitted to the Enlisted Department since The Signal School was moved here from Camp Crowder, MO.

The WAC students are: Recruits Shirley M Gough, Beverly A Thomas, Emma M Ullrick, Madeline Barbour, Vivian J Kitchings, Ann D Riddle, Norma J Wiseman, Shirley Davis, June Gustafson, Eddie Williams, and Mary Lafler.

TSS Pictorial Displays Go To Army Areas

A pictoral display of typical phases of each of the four divisions of the Enlisted Department.  The Signal School will be placed in the Training Divisions of each Army area.  This is the new project of the Training and Coordination Branch, Enlisted Department and has been underway since January 1.

A trial run was made with this type of display during December 1948 in the Training Division of First Army at Ft. Dix.  According to Capt. John A. Anderson, OIC, Training and Coordination Branch, the experiment was so successful that a more extensive plan was made to cover all Army area headquarters.

The primary purpose of this display is to familiarize potential members of the Signal Corps with the type of training offered by the Enlisted Department of The Signal Corps.

Photo Caption:  THESE PICTURES of activities in the four courses of the Enlisted Department, The Signal School, will be placed on display in the training centers of the five Army areas.

D-71 At Work (?)

It was raining too hard outside to shoot the 35mm problem, so we grabbed a few lights and put the class together shooting each other.  They really went for angles- some even got down on their stomachs.  That made the first time they really cleaned their classroom floor.

1949 April

Cpl. Rice

Cpl. Rice was the class leader of D-71 and was a good student.  He really had a job with those characters.  Both shots were made with the lights and my Rollei.  The upper one is candid.

Small Parts By D-71

I gave the class about 15 minutes instruction on shooting small parts and the lighting.  I then gave each team of two people one light and told them to shoot some small items I had brought and any other things they might have.  They did better for a first time than any other class had done.  I was surprised more than anyone after all the trouble I had had with that class.  It was a fine relief to see them do good work for a change.

1949 June

Now Which One?

Three mmebers of Class D-76 are in the midst of their first major problem.  After varied exposures and development times, they have the nine exemplary negatives of photography- that is if they have done the problem correctly.  Right now they are trying to decide which of the three exposure variations they should shoot.  This is just one of they many confusions of the problem.  The real headaches come in the darkroom.

1949 May

Joe Mangriacini

Joe was the Chief Instructor in the Still Section.  That of course meant that we'd constantly be attempting to rib the other guy's section.  The friendly feud between the sections was known to all the people in the Photo Division.  It was even carried on after the students left school and were assigned to outfits.  With Joe, you could really joke about it.

Joe was in the first still class to go through the Army photo school at the Photo Center.  After that he went into combat photography and then became a photographer for Stars and Stripes.  After the war he came back to SCPC and had a job in the personnel section before he became Chief Instructor.

I was giving a portrait lighting demonstration to D-71 when Joe came up to see me about something.  In a matter of a few seconds he became my model and this is the picture that resulted.

1949 July

N C O Club Dance

This was the first of the big dances sponsored by the NCO Club with big name bands providing the music.  Colonel Carroll is wlcoming Skitch Henderson and his crew to the post.  Skitch is the guy in the back.  Next to the Col. is Sgt. Boyd who was MC.  He also was our First Sgt. for about 8 months in Instr. Co. #2.  Great guy and made a pretty good MC.