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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a letter from an anonymous writer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry that applauds the positive impact of women in the army.

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Storefront war products exhibit at International Harvester's Indianapolis Works. A sign on the window reads: "Mud pies. Today is serious business! This fou...

Date: 1944 

Description: International KR-11 truck with refrigerated semi-trailer (semi truck) parked next to a box car near a warehouse building. Original caption reads: "Meat and...

Date: 1918-12 

Description: Post Office advertising the sale of War Savings Stamps.

Date: 1943-03-23 

Description: Quad-Cities tank arsenal at International Harvester's Bettendorf Works as seen looking southwest from the roof of the office building.

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

Photograph

Displaced Persons

Date: 1945 

Description: Foreign correspondent Alvin J. Steinkopf saying goodbye to Czechoslovakian children after interviewing them about their relief needs.

Book or Pamphlet

25 - Four Angora Rabbits

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Four angora rabbits eating in a wood hutch, with the words, "Tiere im Stall".

Date: 1942-05-25 ca.

Description: Factory inspectors at International Harvester's 20 mm gun plant. A woman also stands in the background using a piece of equipment. Original caption reads:...

Date: 1944-12-27 

Description: A female factory worker operates an automatic machine tool at International Harvester's New Brighton Works.

Date: 1942 

Description: Poster advertising a World War II scrap drive effort sponsored by Wisconsin Governor Julius Heil. The effort was known as "MacArthur Week" and took place b...

Date: 1943-08-31 ca.

Description: Unidentified executive of the Consolidated Paper Company Plastics Division seated in a folding transport chair, produced as part of the company's war work.

Date: 1943 

Description: A factory worker uses a Tocco induction process machine at International Harvester Company's Tractor Works. The original caption reads, "Operator readies o...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Book or Pamphlet

26 - Three Angora Rabbits

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Three angora rabbits sitting in their wood hutches.

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Nine Madison Woman's Club members posing in uniforms of their various Red Cross services. Left to right, Mrs. O.D.(Lillian) Smart, Mrs. William (Ivy) Fosd...

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: 1944-02-19 

Description: Red Cross War Fund Drive leaders seated at a table discussing plans for war fund drive. Left to Right: James R. Law, June B. Wheeler, Louis Hirsig, Alden...

Date: 1944-12-16 

Description: Women lined up along a sales counter at Manchester's Department Store to buy war bonds, while two clerks behind the counter ring up the sales.

Photograph

Arnold H. Dammen

Date: 1947-03-01 

Description: Arnold H. Dammen, assistant director of residence halls at the University of Wisconsin, looking at a letter and a Haakon VII Liberation medal from the King...

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