This collection contains 35mm color slides taken by George John Palé from about 1944 to 1965 and document his World War II
service in Europe and the Philippines, as well as his postwar family life in Arizona.
George John Palé was born March 11, 1916 in San Francisco, to Martha Fauré and Paul Palé. Martha had immigrated to the US
in 1909 from France, and Paul was the California-born son of French immigrants. After they divorced in 1925, Martha began
working as a housekeeper for William Andrews Clark, Jr. in Los Angeles. Clark provided for George's upbringing, including
violin lessons and enrollment in St. John's Military Academy. At Clark's death in 1934, attorney's alleged Clark was in the
process of adopting the teenager (there is no extant evidence that this was actually the case), and George, at 18 years old,
was the beneficiary of the largest amount from the Clark estate.