Picture of my grandfather wwII army veteran John dallas harris

Picture of my grandfather wwII army veteran John dallas harris

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    The Still Picture Branch does not have collections of portraits/headshots, group photos, or yearbooks created during basic training. According to the military, graduates’ formal photos, both individual and group as well as yearbooks, were created by private local commercial photographers/companies and offered for sale at the time taken. Unfortunately, those items rarely became part of official military records nor were they retained by the commercial photographers responsible for shooting the photos. We do have many candid photos of U.S. military personnel but many of them do not provide identification for the people shown.

    For more information regarding our holdings, we invite you to explore our website, https://www.archives.gov/research/still-pictures/military-personnel-photographs. Our website organizes our records by the different branches of the U.S. military, thereunder organized by time period. Please use the links on the right of the page to navigate throughout the webpage. 

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    Still Picture Branch
    Special Media Division (RRS)