EXHIBITION: Lou Stoumen: The War Years

Lou Stoumen ’39 was launched into a world at war after his graduation from Lehigh. Working first as a freelance photographer and journalist, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and joined the staff of its weekly publication Yank.

Camera in hand, Stoumen (1917-1991) spent the war years traveling to New York, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, India, China and Japan. A career in filmmaking followed, with Academy Awards for two of his documentaries, “The True Story of the Civil War” and “Black Fox.”

Stoumen’s war years photos, including one of U.S. soldiers having Thanksgiving dinner in 1942, were among the black-and-white images recently displayed in The Gallery at Rauch Business Center.  To see images from Stoumen’s exhibit, go to www.luag.org and visit past exhibitions.