1940s

War Ration Lesson and Why 1940s Blackboards Are Not Green

War Ration Lesson and Why 1940s Blackboards Are Not Green

Colorized by Okkama Colorizations at The Psychogenealogist (2019). Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher in Washington D.C., gives a lesson on War Ration Book Two in 1943.

"Dill Pickle Foils Would-be Watermelon Thief" - July 31, 1943

"Dill Pickle Foils Would-be Watermelon Thief" - July 31, 1943

Great news of the successful apprehension of a would-be watermelon thief! - July 31, 1943

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

A talented photograph colorization artist has the power to make your ancestors stories come to life. Here is an example from my own family history: The Rhoads Sisters.

My Grandfather and the Greenlandic Inuit During WWII

My Grandfather and the Greenlandic Inuit During WWII

In May of 1943 my grandfather, James William Halvangis (1920-1973), made his way to Greenland as a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. There he met some of the indigenous people of the island, The Greenlandic Inuit. Here are some of his amazing photographs.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#115) - The Oak Hotel of Presque Isle, Maine

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#115) - The Oak Hotel of Presque Isle, Maine

The Oak Hotel in Presque Isle, Maine was probably the temporary home of my grandparents in the early 1940s. My grandfather, James William Halvangis (1920-1973) was stationed their briefly during WWII.

1942 Letterman of Saint Michael High School in Flint, MI: Michael John Hanley Jr. (1924-2015)

1942 Letterman of Saint Michael High School in Flint, MI: Michael John Hanley Jr. (1924-2015)

Letterman (1942) of the Saint Michael High School Basketball team in Flint, MI and my grandfather, Michael John Hanley Jr. (1924-2015). This is his story.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

Two well dressed men with closemouthed smiles cast calm and friendly gazes towards the photographer. Germany around 1945.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#78) - Paul Bunyan, Flossie Stimer, and Grayling, MI - 1946

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#78) - Paul Bunyan, Flossie Stimer, and Grayling, MI - 1946

A vintage 1946 Paul Bunyan postcard sent from Grayling, MI by Bonnie and Max to Flossie Stimer of Jackson. Can you help me find their family?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#56)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#56)

"You go here and I'll go there. We'll both be out of view. And while I sit in silent bliss, I'll think sweet thoughts of you." Postcard from 1947. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#49)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#49)

Ruth Ardis (Hanson) Steadman (1903-1989) - the "Camping Grandma" of California.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#31)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#31)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#31) - On Strike! 1937 or 1941. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#24)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#24)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#24) - HMCS Lockeport of the Royal Canadian Navy (1942)