War is Over, Welcome Home!

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Item Details

Title

War is Over, Welcome Home!

Subject

Boats
Celebrations

Description

"Welcome Home brought tears to our eyes" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Welcome in Puget Sound. This unidentified boat sailed out to greet the SS Cape Victory as it approached Fort Lawton in the Seattle harbor. Seeing that flying 'Welcome Home' banner between the masts, 'There wasn't a dry eye on board [the Cape Victory],' Hill recalled. When the soldiers landed, Hill went to one of the phone booths in a gymnasium and called Martha 'who was in Tacoma, a local call, while others waited in long lines to make long distance calls." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

Date

1945-10

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.814

Spatial Coverage

Seattle, WA

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill