The Home Front

The Japanese attack of the U.S. Naval fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 plunged the formerly isolationist America into World War II, impacting not only the lives of those who fought in the European and Pacific theaters, but the everyday lives of people at home.  Pictures taken as mementos and evidence of the hope of a nation were carried and kept throughtout the wars in Europe and the Pacific.  This collection of artifacts details the contributions and sacrifices of communities and individuals across America.  These items give us greater insight into the realities beyond the myth of one of America's most romanticized eras.


Kevin Stahl, Cheryl Thomas