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Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

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

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a young girl looking at herself in the mirror. She is wearing a white dress with a green sash, white stockings, black shoes and a militar...

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

Date: 1917 

Description: Original caption: "Mary Pickford presenting Standard Bearer Wallace Reid of the Lasky Home Guard, with the regiment's colors." The man in uniform at right...

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Description: Holiday card with a uniformed nurse standing under mistletoe, while a soldier and a sailor are walking towards her, presumably to kiss her. Inside a red bo...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Pictured here are four of the women who joined the work force at the Four Wheel Drive Company in Clintonville in order to build trucks for the American and...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait of a woman seated in a chair, and a soldier dressed in a First World War uniform sitting on the arm of the chair. They are pose...

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The newspaper articles, photos, and letters in this section are samples of the rampant anti-German hysteria in Wisconsin during World War I

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two rows of sailors hold flags during a semaphore drill at the United States Navy Camp Wissahickon.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A large group of uniformed sailors pose while others distribute the mail at the United States Naval Training Station St. Helena, land found on the eastern...

Date: 1951-02-15 

Description: The Dane County 40 and 8 Chapter Number 684 World War I veterans group presents its annual contributions to four county child welfare programs. Left to rig...

Date: 1918 

Description: Holiday card with a soldier in a tan uniform reading a book with a little girl. The cover of the book says "FRENCH". She has a blonde ponytail with a blue...

Poster

Build a Silo

Date: 1917-06 

Description: Poster issued by the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wisconsin to persuade Wisconsin farmers of the value of a silo. Farmers were par...

Date: 1918-11-14 

Description: Members of the 134th Infantry quartette and band entertain the stevedores on the dock at Marseille, France, three days after the end of the war. Men standi...

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Description: An ambulance man (presumably Ray E. Williams) sitting on the front fender of an American ambulance.

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Description: Inspection of Ambulance Company No 1, of which Alvin Steinkopf of Milwaukee was a member, in training at Camp Macarthur. It is not clear which arrow points...

Date: 1917 

Description: Uncle Sam recruiting poster that says "I want You for U.S. Army". Poster has three different addresses for nearest recruiting offices.

Date: 1918 

Description: Wartime advertisement for Kardell tractors featuring an illustration of a farmer using a team of two horses to work in a field, along with the headline "Le...

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: 1917 ca.

Description: Large group of soldiers posed on an International Harvester Model F (or 31) truck.

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