Photographs

Dublin Core

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Photographs

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During his time in the army, Johnny took many photographs and sent them to Geraldine. Some of the photos have survived, and are included in this collection.

Items in the Photographs Collection

Elizabeth Tower at Westminster Parliament Buildings
During his deployment in England, John C. Waller photographed Elizabeth Tower (aka "Big Ben") at the Palace of Westminster, also known as Houses of Parliament. According to the clock face visible in the photograph, it was taken about 3 minutes after…

Westminster Abbey
A photograph of Parliament Square, St. Margaret's Church, and Westminster Abbey taken by Waller on a date unknown. Two cars and three people are visible in the foreground.

Central Pier, Blackpool
Taken in 1944, the photograph shows beachgoers next to the Central Pier at Blackpool. A banner on the pier advertises a show called "Highlights of 1944" and lists the featured performers.

Promenade, Blackpool
Taken in 1944, the photograph shows a number of storefronts along the Promenade in Blackpool. Most notable is Louis Tussaud's Waxwork Museum, which is still open today.

Army Buddies
During his time in England, Johnny collected photographs of his friends and colleagues in his army unit.

British Allies
This photograph shows Johnny Waller, his army buddies, and a British naval officer. During his time in England, Johnny interacted closely with allies from Britain and other countries, especially while he worked on the hospital trains.

Blackpool Promenade
This image was made into postcards for Blackpool's Promenade. Although the image is from the Victorian period, many of the buildings appear in Johnny's photograph of the promenade, taken in 1944.

John C. Waller Portrait
Although unmarked, this photograph presumably captures John C. Waller in military uniform. For verification, see the other photographs in which he has labelled himself.

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