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Photograph

Female Auto Workers

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Women working on the automobile assembly line at Nash Motors (later American Motors) during World War I.

Photograph

Bi-Motor Airplane

Date: 1919-02-01 ca.

Description: Airplane resting on its landing gear. Caption reads: "A bi-motor caudrone. Valuable for observation, takes the air quickly and is particularly speedy at hi...

Date: 1918-09-28 

Description: Soldiers parade with guns bearing American flags past Schuette Brothers clothing store at the corner of S. 8th and Jay Streets as spectators look on. There...

Photograph

Camp Logan

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A view of soldiers standing between two military buildings of Camp Logan, holding dishes and waiting for dinner.

Date: 1919 

Description: Page from an International Harvester calendar promoting safety using themes from World War I. The title of calendar is "The World's Greatest Chance Taker!...

Poster

Halt the Hun!

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: United States government bonds poster in the Third Liberty Loan series. Depicts a German soldier holding a firearm is standing above a crouching woman crad...

Photograph

Camp Travis

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A view of soldiers eating dinner in the field from a wagon at Camp Travis, named in 1917.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker, who earned the title "Ace of Aces" for his 27 victories during World War I. In this photograph he is posed against a plane...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians Foster DeCorah and sons. Foster and son Robert served in Co. D of the 128th Infantry and were killed in WWI.

Date: 1919-02-01 ca.

Description: Two soldiers carrying an injured man through the trenches. Caption reads: "Brancardiers [stretcher-bearers] carrying in a wounded pirla."

Date: 1918-09-18 

Description: Stalls are set up along Main street for the community fair. A truck with flag decorations is tethered to two lampposts to block off the street. Several peo...

Date: 1918 

Description: Elevated view of fuselage Repair Section of the American Expeditionary Force 2nd Aviation Instruction Center near Tours, France.

Date: 1915 

Description: In a dramatic scene still from the silent film "The Battle Cry of Peace," Charley Harrison (left, played by James Morrison) and John Harrison (right, playe...

Photograph

Camp Logan

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two rows of soldiers holding firearms stand facing each other in a wooded area at Camp Logan. An officer stands on each side, holding his own firearm, rea...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the parade grounds at United States Navy Camp Wissahickon. Men stand in formation on the parade grounds, and to the the right, a flag wav...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A view of sailors seated around a boxing ring, watching a match at a United States Naval Training Camp.

Date: 1917 

Description: Group of youth gathered near a passenger car listening to a man identified as "Governor Howard." The man is most likely Edgar Howard, Lieutenant Governor o...

Date: 1947-11-11 

Description: Armistice Day ceremony with Mrs. Ella M. Bresee, representing the Grand Army of the Republic and the Daughters of 1812, shown placing a wreath at the cenot...

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader
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