D-Day 1944: America Watched and Waited

People today have instant access to news from all over the world through the Internet, often right in the palm of their hand on a smartphone. A series of photographs taken on D-Day in 1944 show that people looked up to get the news in Times Square, rather than down at their electronic devices. The electronic news sign on the Times building provided the barest of details about the invasion, as it seemed that all of America watched and waited for news.

<i>New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day</i>. Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36244

New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day. Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36244

<i>New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day.</i> Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36243

New York, New York. June 6, 1944. Times Square and vicinity on D-day. Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36243

<i>New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day. </i>Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36240

New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day. Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36240

<i>New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day.</i> Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36246

New York, New York. Times Square and vicinity on D-Day. Photo by Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer or MacLaugharie, 1944 June 6. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d36246

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