World War II

Meet the woman who photographed the
untold stories of WWII

Toni Frissell’s work made visible those who were often overlooked. Today, her granddaughter honors her legacy by sharing her story.

We are able to get a glimpse into life during WWII thanks to the work of photographers like Toni Frissell, who traveled overseas to take countless images of what was really happening during the war, an incredible feat for a woman in that era. Brent Brookfield learned more about her grandmother’s WWII efforts through records on Ancestry® which further proved Frissell’s passion and bravery throughout her career: “My grandmother wanted to show the culture shift. Women are out there, people of color are out there, everybody’s helping each other… She knew that history was being made and she wanted to be part of that.”

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