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Remembering Loved Ones

Photograph of Ralph Maddox in WWII Uniform

This photograph, taken October 7, 1943, shows Ralph Maddox in his World War II uniform. Photographs of family members, oftentimes in uniform, were mementos cherished by loved ones back home, as their fathers, sons, brothers, and cousins served overseas. These photographs were a source of great pride for families, who oftentimes could only contact loved ones via mail, which could take weeks; modern technology has provided various new means of communication, such as the telephone and Internet.