Picture Group 129
Cleveland Servicemen's Photographs, 1940-1955


During World War II and the Korean Conflict, newspapers and independent journalists photographed individual soldiers and groups of soldiers from Cleveland and northeast Ohio as part of their coverage of these wars.  These photographs were donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and have been organized alphabetically by the last name of the soldier pictured.  In many cases, the accompanying newspaper article is attached to the photograph.

The collection includes a list of each of the thousands of photographs included in the collection.  That list, known as a finding aid, is searchable through the WRHS website. 

Using the links on the left-hand side of the screen, you can search the finding aid to see if a soldier is included in the collection.  If you find the name of a soldier you are looking for, you can visit the WRHS library, view the photograph, and order a print copy.
Funding for this project was provided by the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation.