[DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE] Korean War photos project gets response

August 11, 2014

Taken during the first three months of the war in 1950, the photos depict both American soldiers and South Korean soldiers and civilians. Some of them have names printed on the back but that most bear only descriptions. (Official Department of Defense photos)

[Rochester Democrat and Chronicle] Finding the veterans who are pictured in more than 100 historic photos from the Korean War is an uphill battle for Betty Perkins-Carpenter.

Yet every step takes her closer to the desired results of people recognizing a soldier, and ultimately claiming a photograph.

The team is making progress.

Its partners, including Kodak Alaris, Tiana Stephens of Rochester and a Rochester digital team at the Democrat and Chronicle, worked together and launched a new website called Snapshots from the Korean War. There, people from around the world can view all 138 black and white photos taken in 1950.

Perkins-Carpenter has received a handful of new leads from the public since the website launched on July 25. For example, Korean War veteran Harry Quehl identified himself in a photograph. [READ MORE] 

Read The Korea Times story here.