World War II

   At the start of World War II, Alfred Watson  was classified as 3A by his local draft board due to the critical nature of his civilian job inspecting factories producing fuel for the Allies.  Determined to serve on the home front, he took pictures of the Red Cross Visiting Nurse Program.

    He also photographed other civilian activities including parades, bond drives and the image below of Navy men on leave having their picture taken for family and friends.