German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single photographic album compiled by an unidentified German soldier during World War II. The album was found in Aachen, Germany during the post-war occupation. Comprising 52 pages, the album contains 279 small-format snapshots of wartime scenes. Numbered but unidentified, the photographs portray scenes in Budapest, Slovakia, Russia, and probably elsewhere in eastern Europe. Included are photographs of soldiers (mostly at leisure), civilians, armament, vehicles, scenery, and ruins. Given the large number of photographs of trucks, particularly one marked "Verpfl. Wagen" that appears repeatedly, the compiler of the album may have been a driver for the army catering service.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Photographic album compiled by unidentified German soldier during World War II, including snapshot photographs of soldiers, civilians, armament, vehicles, scenery, and ruins in Budapest and elsewhere in eastern Europe.
Source of Acquisition
The German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1989.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook commenced and was completed in January 2022.
- German Soldier's Photographic Scrapbook, ca.1941-1944
- John M. Jackson
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-08-31: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2021-04-28: LM Rozema added several subjects and missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, source, processing), added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
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