Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of Associated Press

Karshan Center of Graphic Art
April 4, 2008 through August 17, 2008

Almost two hundred reporters and photographers fanned out around the globe to cover World War II for The Associated Press. As the main source of war news for most of the nation’s newspapers, The AP offered Americans a daily view of the conflict through photographs by its own photographers and by photographers in the U.S. Armed Services, as well as images from the world press that otherwise would not have been seen.

The best of these images make up this exhibition. The over 130 black and white photographs chosen for the exhibition were culled from tens of thousands of pictures in The AP Archives, including material that had not been seen since the war. The photographs chosen bring to life the immense scope as well as the individual tragedy and challenge of World War II. 

V for Victory Dress Pins

This exhibition also features a showing of "V for Victory Dress Pins" from the private collection of Port Orange resident and Museum patron Ruth Bon Fleur. These unique dress pins were created during World War II exclusively for the woman waiting at home for her son, brother, husband or sweetheart to return victorious from the European or Pacific front.

2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.