Voices for the movie cartoon characters “Popeye” and “Olive Oyl” are Jack Mercer and his wife Margie, of Schenley Park in Miami, Florida, are shown adding their voices to a cartoon on January 4, 1942. They are seen dubbing in the voice parts of a new Popeye cartoon, “Kickin” the Conga.
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This December 1940 photo shows an exhausted Santa Claus bathing his tired feet in a hot mustard bath. On Christmas night in 1940, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer gave several accounts of Santa Claus’ long day. The police reporter noted that Santa was “unacountably missing” from the North Pole for twelve hours. A foreign correspondent reported that […]
Christmas Pageant at Zion Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin on December 24, 1946. The angels are (left to right): Arlene Jenkins, Mary Sachtjen, Elsa Splett, Shirley Schumann, Joanne Groff, Joan Scheiwe, Dorothy Schultz, and Mitzi Schultz. Mary was portrayed by Alberta Smith. At the manger are Rochelle Dommershausen, Shirle Ann Becker, and Carole Schrotz.
These GIs, attached to the 9th Service Command somewhere in England, take time out on Christmas Eve to decorate a tree at their base, December 24, 1943. They are, left to right: Pvt. George Rutter of Greenburg, Pa., Cpl. Conrad Myers of Fort Thomas, Ky., Cpl. Merrill Dunn of Laurel, Delaware, and Pfc. Edward Arnzen of Newport, […]
“The Christmas spirit is universal, the traditions unchanging even in the midst of war. Where ever our American troops are to be found throughout the world Christmas Carols will be heard in joyful hymns on the eve of the Nativity of Christ.” Shown here in Iceland, soldiers are singing the Christmas carol “O, Come Ye, […]
Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division celebrating Christmas, probably at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, in December, 1943. The 37th served in the Pacific Theater during World War II under the command of Major General Robert Beightler. They were an Ohio National Guard division, nicknamed the “Buckeye Division.”
Left to right: Cpl. Michael J. Sabagh [381st HQ] of Lawrence, Mass., Pvt. Larry H. James [2021st Fire Platoon] of Campbellsville, Ky., Cpl. Goldmer S. Elkins [2003rd Fire Platoon] of Cyclone, W.Va., and Cpl. Thomas Hallingam [330th SS] of Pittsburgh, Pa., trim a Christmas tree for a party given for homeless children somewhere in England […]