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Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 26, "Invasion." The poster features ships landing on the coast and soldiers racing up the beach as explosions rain down around them.

Date: 1944 

Description: Office of War Information Design No. 1, "Harvest War Crops." The poster features a solder raising his gun to fire.

Date: 1944 

Description: Wartime poster advocating people to "Join the Victory Farm Volunteers," featuring an illustration of military planes flying over a man working with a Farma...

Date: 1943 

Description: War Manpower Commission Design No. 2, "Uncle Sam." The poster features Uncle Sam pointing his thumb at the people working at machines behind him. The subti...

Date: 1944 

Description: Colonel I. Sarayev, Russian military attache of the Russian Embassy, discusses Harvester war products with W.O. Maxwell of the Consumer Relations Departmen...

Date: 1945 

Description: Treasury Design No. 58, featuring the raising of the stars and stripes on Mt. Suribacki, Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines February 23, 1945.

Date: 1944 

Description: Women's Army Corps (WAC) Design No. 1, "I'd Rather Be with Them." The poster features a young woman in military uniform with a pack on her shoulders and a...

Date: 1944 

Description: Wartime poster advocating people to "Join the Victory Farm Volunteers." The poster features an illustration of Naval officers loading a cannon above an ill...

Date: 1942 

Description: Treasury Design No. 18, "PT Boat." The poster features a PT boat traveling on water. Text other than the main caption is customizable. Beneath the main cap...

Date: 1943 

Description: Treasury Design No. 9, "Torpedo." The poster features a torpedo gliding through water. On the right border it reads: "At least 10% Everybody Every Payday."...

Date: 1944 

Description: War Manpower Commission Design No. 7, "Metal Miner." The poster features a man in a cave with mining equipment. At center bottom of the poster the audience...

Date: 1944 

Description: Wartime poster advocating people to "Join the Victory Farm Volunteers." The poster features an illustration of a cargo ship and Army truck set against that...

Date: 1944 

Description: Treasury Design No. 51, "Liberty Bell." The poster features the Liberty Bell ringing against a backdrop of holly and other Christmas decorations. On the ri...

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Design No. 2, "WAVE and Sailors." The poster features a woman in a naval uniform, with two sailors standing behind her. WAVES is the acronym for Wome...

Date: 1944 

Description: Advertisement with color illustrations for the 1943 "prime mover" reads: "1941 Nothing changed but the paint Everything changed but the paint 1943". The po...

Date: 1943 

Description: Uncle Sam stands in the foreground of an illustration promoting victory gardens and shakes the hand of a farmer with a hoe in his hand. Three women work in...

Date: 1942 

Description: Advertising proof illustrating International Harvester's contribution to the war effort through the forming of maintenance battalions to service Internatio...

Date: 1917 

Description: United States Navy recruitment poster. Depicts a woman in a naval uniform.

Date: 1972-11 

Description: Vietnam anti-war poster proclaiming that the human cost of the war has been six million people under Nixon's term as President. Features a picture of Presi...

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