This colorized photo is of William Wilson, who served on the U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides" in the mid-1800's.
The inscription on the back of the image was added in 1973, when the photograph was given to Jean Mackamer by her aunt.
This collection of photographs shows Major William Baumer returning home from his service as a pilot for the United States Air Force during the Korean War. One photograph depicts William Baumer kissing his nephew, a young Henry Baylor.
Major William Baumer spent approximately two and a half years imprisoned in Peking, China (modern-day Bejing). Baumer was originally sentenced to eight years in the prison and was held on accusations of being a spy. Twelve other American's faced the same situation. President Eisenhower worked to shorten the sentence and to ensure better treatment; part of Baumer's time at the prison camp was spent in solitary confinement.
During World War II, Milton's Chef Boyardee factory shifted their production. The plant functioned 24 hours a day to produce food rations that were sent to troops serving in the war. Pamphlets were also compiled by Chef Boyardee employees and sent overseas.