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Original photograph of handmade signs placed along a sidewalk outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to commemorate the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The signs contain various words of support, love and empathy. was held…

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Original photograph of memorial items at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016.…

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Original photograph of a handmade sign placed at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The sign is reads, "If We Stand Together Hope Will Find A Way." The words are painted in black and the background is the colors…

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Original photograph of a large crowd that gathered for a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on…

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Original photograph of a banner displayed in the front of Orlando's City Hall building. The banner contains a photograph of the city skyline, Lake Eola and the hashtag phrase "#OrlandoUnited." The photo was taken during a vigil that was held for the…

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Original photograph of three bouquets of flowers laid on the ground at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

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Original photograph of Orlando Mayor John Hugh "Buddy" Dyer speaking at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

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Original aerial photograph of a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016. A crowd is…

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Original photographs of a painting of a heart with the names of all the victims of a mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub. The canvas painting was placed in front of the club as a tribute to the victims. Pulse was located at 1912 South…

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Original photographs of a mural painted on St. Matthew's Tavern in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. 49 white ribbons, each representing one of the victims, are hung on a palm tree next to the front door. Located at 1300 North…

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Original photographs of two rainbow flags placed in front of Pulse nightclub in memorial to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and the LGBT social…

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Original photograph of a sign in front of Pulse nightclub containing the club's name and logo. The sign is surrounded by candles, keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings, paintings, flowers, arts and crafts, which were placed in…

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Original photograph of a rainbow colored banner posted by the City of Orlando on a streetlight post on Orange Avenue, down the street from Pulse nightclub. The banner reads, "Orlando United. #OrlandoUnited. Downtown South". Pulse was located at 1912…

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Original photographs of two notices posted for mourners in front of Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. Both notices contain a rainbow colored logo of the Lake Eola fountain in the bottom right corner with the caption,…

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Original photographs of a billboard in The Milk District of downtown Orlando, Florida. The mural features a portrait of singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye in front of a rainbow, along with a quote of his that says, "For only love can conquer hate." The…

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Original photographs of a temporary fence erected around Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. The chain link fence contains a black tarp with messages written on it along with flags, posters, and other tribute items left there by…

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Original photograph of a large white cooler in front of Pulse nightclub. Messages are written on the cooler, which also has a sign taped to it that says, "FREE COLD WATER". Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was…

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Original photographs of memorial items placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the items are photographs, stuffed animals, homemade signs, art, candles, banners, t-shirts, flags,…

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Original photographs of two groups of novena prayer candles placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the candles are keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings,…

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An oral history interview of Patty Sheehan, Orlando’s first openly gay city commissioner. The interview was conducted by Kalynn Smith at Sheehan’s offices at Orlando City Hall in Orlando, Florida, on April 11th, 2017. Some of the topics covered…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, and St. Lucie Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is First Lieutenant…

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An application for World War II Compensation completed by Edna Grace Morgan, the mother of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace…

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A memorial marker for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944) at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery in Parker, Pennsylvania. 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel…

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A draft registration card for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern…

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Headstone for Private Ralph Brantley (1922-1944). Pvt. Brantley was born in Georgia in 1923, but had migrated to Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 1930. By 1940, he was residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt. Brantley served in the 180th Infantry…

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The headstone inscription and interment record for Private Ralph Brantley (1922-1944). Pvt. Brantley was born in Georgia in 1923, but had migrated to Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 1930. By 1940, he was residing in Jacksonville, Florida. Pvt.…

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A telegram from Adjutant General J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Ulio informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been injured in action of February 12, 1944.Sergeant Hancock was born in…

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A typical K-ration menu during World War II. This menu was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who served in the U.S. Army during the war. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. He…

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The headstone of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1918-1945) at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic…

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Italian currency issued during World War II. The Italian lira (₤) was the currency used in Italy and its colonies until the Euro was adopted in 2002. This particular bill was likely used by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), an American…

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The headstone of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish descent, working in the publishing…

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The headstone inscription and interment record for First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace Morgan. Samuel Morgan was a first generation American of Northern Irish…

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The headstone of Second Lieutenant Richard Lee McClintock (1921-1944), who served in the 276th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division during World War II. 2nd Lt. McClintock was born in South Carolina in 1914. He married Jewel McClintock…

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A patch for the U.S. Army's 70th Infantry Division, which was nicknamed the Trailblazers. The division was activated at Camp Adair in Oregon in 1943, and served in Europe during World War II. The 70th Division participated in the Ardennes…

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A note and gift from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

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The insignia for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division. The original insignia was approved in August of 1924 and featured a swastika, which was a symbol commonly used by Native Americans from the Mississippian culture. With the rise of Germany's…

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A series of photographic postcards and an envelope sent from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock in July of 1944. The photographs feature various scenes in Rome, Italy. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in…

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A pocket reference guide for insignias of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. This reference guide was owned by Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944). Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later…

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A letter from First Lieutenant John R. Hull to Edna P. Hancock dated April 23, 1945. In the letter, 1st Lt. Hull expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who was Killed in Action (KIA) while serving…

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A letter from Kenneth E. Metcalf to Edna P. Hancock dated May 3, 1945. In the letter, Metcalf, who was the chaplain of the 179th Infantry Regiment, expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who…

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A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock sends his love and best wishes to his wife for Christmas and the new year.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but…

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A telegram from Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) to his wife, Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, Sgt. Hancock informs his wife that he is safe.Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida.…

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A telegram from Adjutant General Robert H. Dunlop to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Dunlop informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been returned to duty after being injured in action.Sergeant Hancock was…

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A Missing Air Crew Report Statement for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This statement was completed by John E. Molen on October 2, 1944. 1st Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He…

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The marriage license and certificate of marriage for Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944) and Taresa May Alridge, who were married in Gainesville, Florida, on March 26, 1933. In 1939, presumably after the end of the couple's marriage, Porcher remarried Hattie…

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The marriage license and certificate of marriage for Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944) and Hattie Smith, who were married in Gainesville, Florida, on October 24, 1939. Porcher had previously married Taresa May Aldridge in Gainesville in 1933.Porcher was…

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A Missing Air Crew Report for Second Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This report was completed by Captain Lawrence W. Pool on October 3, 1944. 2nd Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford and Brevard Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Private Van Buren…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Willis H.…

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The headstone of Captain Hardy B. Alligood (1916-1945). Alligood was born to Elyer Alligood and Rachel Alligood in Laurens County, Georgia, in 1916. He was the younger of his two siblings, Augustus Alligood and Bertha Alligood. Census records show…

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A newspaper article from 45th Division News, a publication for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division of the 157th Infantry Regiment. The 45th Infantry Division was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, with its members fighting in World War II…

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The draft registration card for Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895), who enlisted in the U.S. military during World War I. According to the registration card, Maddox was born on May 29, 1985, and was residing in Munson, Florida. Maddox later married…

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The headstone of Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944), who attended Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married one of his classmates before joining the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 367th Fighter Squadron of the 358th Fighter Group during World…

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Marriage records for the Wayne County, Michigan, from September 25 September 28, 1922. A notable couple listed in this record is Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895) and Nita P. Lowe (b. 1900). After marrying in Detroit, the couple had three children…

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The headstone of Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of three children to John Seward Smith and Eva Wilds Smith. The Smiths lived at 419 Smith Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Three days before…

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Private Francis D. Jordan (ca. 1918- 1945), likely before his deployment to Europe during World War II. Jordan was born in New York on September 15, 1918, but he migrated to Florida sometime after 1930, where he married his wife, Elise Barfield.…

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The headstone of Francis D. Jordan (ca. 1918- 1945). Jordan was born in New York on September 15, 1918, but he migrated to Florida sometime after 1930, where he married his wife, Elise Barfield. Francis enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 11, 1944, at…

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The headstone of Private Van Buren Porcher (d. 1944), who was born in Alachua County, Florida. Porcher was married twice in Gainesville: first to Taresa May Aldridge in 1933 and then to Hattie Smith in 1939. After enlistment, Pvt. Porcher was…

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Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

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A newspaper article announcing that Edna P. Hancock, the wife of then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944) , that her husband had been injured in action on February 12, 1944. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to…

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Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida. Hancock managed a Great Atlantic &

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Private Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944), a resident of Istachatta, Florida. Pvt. Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the…

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A battle map of major battles fought by the 63rd Infantry Division, nicknamed "Blood and Fire," during World War II. One notable member of this regiment was Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of…

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The headstone of Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944). Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1943.…

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The headstone of Private James Robert Maddox (1924-1944). In 1924, Maddox was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Claude Haskell Maddox, Sr. (b. 1895) and Nita P. Maddox (b. 1900). Maddox was the oldest of three with two brothers, William Maddox and Claude…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Duval and Escambia Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945).…

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A letter from Captain Eben Cobb Brink to Edna P. Hancock dated May 23, 1945. In the letter, Capt. Cobb Brink, a chaplain for the U.S. Army, informs Hancock that her husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was Killed in Action (KIA) while…

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The program for memorial services for Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944) held at the First Baptist Church of Auburndale in Auburndale, Florida. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale, Florida, on…

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Private first class Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1914-1945). Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. PFC Sturdivant was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 29, 1942, while he was residing…

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A newspaper article about the status of Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), a U.S. Army soldier from Auburndale, Florida. Sgt. Hancock was born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1913, but later migrated to Auburndale. He enlisted in the 45th Infantry…

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The headstone of Private first class Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1914-1945). Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. PFC Sturdivant was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 29, 1942,…

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The World War II Veteran Memorial at Bull Memorial Park in Atlantic Beach, Florida. This memorial commemorates soldiers from the Atlantic Beach area who were killed during World War II. One notable soldier memorialized is Private first class Solomon…

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An application for a marriage license for Solomon Callis Sturdivant (1915-1945) and Dorothy Ann Simpson. Sturdivant was born to James Sturdivant and Mary Sturdivant on April 25, 1914, in Wytheville, Virginia. Private first class Sturdivant was…

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A list of U.S. Army servicemen reporter either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Pinellas and Polk Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who…

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A document announcing the award of Combat Infantryman Badges to three former members of the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division. One notable solider who received this badge was Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on…