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Date: 1865-04-11 

Description: Front of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commission f...

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Vilma Espin and Fidel Castro crouch over a map spread on the ground....

Date: 1950-05-04 

Description: Lucille Colt, a bank clerk and member of the WAC medical corps in World War II, presents an inscribed gavel to Harrison L. Garner, a board member who was r...

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Gwen Jensen, a female flight nurse, poses for a photograph during flight training at Alameda Naval Air Strip. In an anoxic faint chamber, used to simulate...

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Private Winnie L. Cockrell, a carpenter from the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, at the Mauna Loa Ridge encampment in Honolulu. Cockrell is wea...

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Description: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) soldier saluting superimposed in front of an image of the American Flag and a gun crew on a ship.

Date: 1943-12 

Description: Hand-drawn holiday card of a woman soldier in front of McCloskey General Hospital. She is in uniform and is saluting. There are cacti (cactus) in the foreg...

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Unnumbered Design, "Mother and Daughter." The poster features a proud mother with her arm around her daughter, who is in naval uniform. In the backgr...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, with Private first class George Berier. Berier's head is wrapped in gauze, and he is preparing to take medicine. Jensen is weari...

Photograph

Nurse Sleeping

Date: 1945-04 

Description: A nurse sleeping at battle stations aboard the USS "Relief" in the China Sea. The nurse is wearing a jumpsuit and has a piece of cloth tied in her hair. Sh...

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. A number of participants, including Vilma Espin, Raúl Castro and Juan...

Photograph

GIs at Warner Beach

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Four WAC lieutenants posed at the rail of the life launch. From left to right are Virginia Harmon, Jane Dunning, Ardeth Cauble, and Helen Durr.

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Description: Three soldiers in tent in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War.

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: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, wearing a jumpsuit and a cap, stands waiting with near an airplane with marine Private First Class George Berier, left, and mari...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

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Mess Hall

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Description: Interior of a mess tent in Saudia Arabia with soldiers in line for food during the Persian Gulf War.

Date: 1944 

Description: Dorothy Mosher climbing into a biplane. She wears leather pants and jacket.

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Vilma Espin stands in the middle with a gun, and Raúl Castro and Juan...

Date: 1952-06-17 

Description: Mrs. Mary Ellen Fletcher used an inheritance to fly her mother and father in-laws from Birmingham, England to Madison to witness their sons graduation from...

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