Do you have a relative (father, grandfather, uncle, etc.) from the Jamestown, N.Y. area who served in WWII? The Chautauqua County Historical Society has over 1250 portraits of local servicemen taken by the Globe Studio photography company during 1943, 1944 and 1945.
Following the end of the war, the company donated two photo albums containing the portraits to the Chautauqua County Historical Society. It is believed these are the only two such albums in existence. Many of these portraits can be seen during an upcoming WWII exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center – opening June 14, 2012 – entitled “A Hometown During War: 1941-1945.”
Digital PDFs of the albums, including an alphabetical index of all the portraits available, can be also downloaded at the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s image archive depot:
Hi-res digital copies of individual portraits can be provided by request if only intended for personal, non-commercial use.
About the Society
The Chautauqua County Historical Society was established in 1883 and is the oldest historical society in Chautauqua County, N.Y. Since 1951, the organization has been based out of the historic McClurg Mansion (built in 1818) in Westfield, N.Y.
Annual Membership rates are just $20. All members are given free access to the museum year-round and a subscription to the quarterly “Time Lines” newsletter. For more information, call 716-326-2977 or visit McClurgmuseum.org.