World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The war came to an end in Europe when Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. Japan surrendered later that year, with formal surrender documents signed on September 2, 1945.
Scope of Collection
This collection of photographs documents an entire parade held to celebrate the end of WWII in 1945. Included are images of parade floats, storefronts, and participants in the parade. Many of the floats are from local organizations and businesses who participated in the war effort.
This project was supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).