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Date: 1917-08-21 

Description: Original caption:

"The above picture is the first that has been taken of Mrs. Vernon Castle and her soldier husband since he returned to this country aft...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Training classes for University of Wisconsin student cadets in the repair of automobiles and trucks during World War I.

Date: 1917 

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

Date: 1943-12-26 

Description: Elevated view, perhaps from an American Cruiser, of warships leaving the base heading for the bombardment of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, New Guinea (pres...

Date: 1917 

Description: World War I United States Food Administration poster showing two soldiers in full gear running through snow with bayonets drawn. Text reads, "Victory is a...

Date: 1918-06 

Description: Gravel screening and separating plant of the 310th Engineers in operation on a road near Camp Custer. All of the soldiers at work on this road construction...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertising illustration promoting the use of tractors and engine power over horses and horse-drawn implements. Shows Uncle Sam writing the words "Modern I...

Date: 1935 

Description: "Doomed Demons" by Eustace L. Adams, part of the Air Combat Stories for Boys series published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1932 and 1946. The cover art is b...

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Description: A watercolor and pen drawing on an envelope from Frank and Delia King to their brother-in-law, Irwin Raymond Witthuhn, who was serving in France during Wor...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Vernon Castle, half of the glamorous Castle dancing team, enlisted in the British Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and flew over 150 missions at the Western Fron...

Photograph

Barbed Wire Drill

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Description: Barbed wire training under Lt. Johnson. An unusual nighttime photograph from the Victor Morris album, at Camp Custer.

Date: 1918 

Description: Back cover of a booklet produced by the Standard Detroit Tractor Company entitled, "The Farmer's Burden." A paragraph reading "Four-fifths of the world is...

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!...

Map or Atlas

Sedition Map

Date: 1918 

Description: Removed from the "New York Sun," March 21, 1918. Shows "where disloyalty in Wisconsin chiefly centres." Shaded areas indicate regions of suspected pro-Germ...

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!...

Date: 1918-10-15 

Description: Billets of the officers of the 310th Engineers at Mouilly, France, about a month before the armistice. They are identified as Barney Berssenbrugge, Fred Bo...

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Date: 1917-07-30 

Description: For these World War I recruits seen at an unidentified training camp on Long Island, the enemy was not the Germans, but ferocious "Jersey mosquitos" and th...

Date: 1917-09 ca.

Description: Khaki-covered Bibles being made by the American Bible Society for American fighters during World War I. The goal was one million testaments. All the worker...

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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