Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters


These beautiful images come from the Slate’s history blog – The Vault. The sketches of women working during WWII are really contemplative and lovely:

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Common Sense Has To Prevail

This is a sweet note from Alex aboard the S.S. Pennsylvania. He wrote it in January of 1945 but it was not postmarked until February 5th. He writes of the … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heart to Heart

Hello and thank you for your patience! It has been some months since I last posted, but the reason for that actually relates to this blog. I began writing about … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

NYTimes on the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Times has featured a look at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 13th slide is a photo of BLDG92, the interactive museum/community center where Sylvia’s letters are still on display: … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

LA Review of Books

Again, this is not particularly blog related but a piece a wrote has been published by the LA Review of Books, see it here! It is about the book From … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Girl Dolls

This is not exactly related to my grandparents but it does have to do with femininity in history! I wrote this for the Huffington Post:¬†American Girl: How Radical Can a … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Confronting Censorship

The final installment of my posts on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Blog has gone up! Check it out here:

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Navy Yard Blog Post

My second post is now on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Blog, check it out!

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brooklyn Navy Yard Blog Post

The first of a series of blog posts that I wrote for the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been posted. Happy Women’s History Month! ¬†

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advice to Letter Writers

Some Advice from Ladies’ Home Journal about what to put in a letter to “Your Men In Uniform” – March 1943

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment


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