Index cards recording the work carried out for the YMCA "Snapshots from Home" League by Muriel Lawrance, 1941-1945. The cards are arranged alphabetically and include the name and home address of the serviceman, his current position and address, the original request slip or a clipping from the local newspaper, details of the visit, and often thank you notes from the family or the serviceman which reveal how appreciated the photographs were. Most of the men were serving in the Mediterranean and North Africa, while the prisoners of war were in Germany and Italy.
Also included are some circulars and correspondence from the YMCA relating to the scheme, including a letter from the YMCA Secretary stating that they would support Lawrance's idea to photograph the families of prisoners of war; and typed notes by Lawrance giving an account of her work for the YMCA. Two sets of notes seem to date immediately post-war, and there is a later version dated 1976. The notes explain Lawrance's procedures and give lively accounts of the various difficulties met during the work, including transport problems and family members refusing to have their pictures taken.