TinEye helps put a name to a not forgotten face!


Patrick today shared his experience using TinEye. You see Patrick participates in the Photos Normandie project.

PhotosNormandie is a collaborative project for social indexing. The group has uploaded 2763 photos about the Battle of Normandy (D-Day June 6 to end August 1944) in the hopes of discussing and most importantly improving the photo descriptions. In Photos Normandie there was a photograph of a US female officer who did not have a name (she is in the center of the above photograph). The group had been trying to identify the officer without success until now. Enter TinEye wearing his red cape! et voila! The officer is Lt Col Anna W. Wilson. Patrick from the Photos Normandie group uploaded her photograph to TinEye and found other references to the photograph in Mattie E. Treadwell’s book The Women’s Army Corps, published in 1954!  Finally, a name! Lt. Col. Anna Walker Wilson was the very first WAC  to arrive in the European Theater of Operations.

Patrick: thanks for sharing. 3 cheers for you!

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