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Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: Herman Elies slashed the twine ties from the hemp bundles to be processed into cordage for rope during World War II at a hemp mill on Highway 51 in DeFores...

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.

View the collection of images of Wisconsin women in a variety of activities: farm work, canning, suffragism, photography, war work and civil rights.

Date: 1944-10-06 

Description: A woman feeds hemp stalks into a crusher for rope production during World War II.

Date: 1944-04-22 

Description: Plastic laminate development work. This may be a die for fabricating tapered panels.

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. The fir...

Date: 1943 

Description: Photographic copy of a poster used in International Harvester factories used to promote work attendance during wartime. The poster features an illustration...

Photograph

H.H. Gerth

Date: 1944-07-28 

Description: Portrait of H.H. Gerth, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Gerth was born and grew up in Kassel, Germany, and escaped about s...

Date: 1943-05-07 ca.

Description: Floor for a military glider constructed of a paper-based plastic laminate by the Plastics Division of Consolidated Papers of Wisconsin Rapids. This photog...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. First o...

Date: 1944 

Description: National Housing Agency Design No. 3, "Woman and Two Children." Shows a troubled mother sitting with her arm around her young daughter and her son standing...

Date: 1941 

Description: First Lieutenant K.J. Fogle stands in the cab of an International D-15-M (Metro) truck sold to Czechoslovakian Relief for service with the Czechoslovakian...

Date: 1944-03-03 

Description: Ken Nelson, an employee of the Plastics Division of Consolidated Papers Company of Wisconsin Rapids, monitors the performance of the #1 Treater. The machi...

Date: 1861 

Description: Soldiers of the 3rd Wisconsin Artillery at Camp Randall man a cannon on wheels while other men on foot and on horseback follow.

Date: 1942 

Description: A man stands near scrap metal piled beside a dealership building. The metal was collected for a war time scrap drive.

Date: 1944-09-21 

Description: Three high school students loading a truck at Gardner Baking Company. From left: Edward Witek, Central High, Russell Kundert, Vocation High, and in the bac...

Photograph

Glider Floor

Date: 1943-05-29 

Description: Glider floor constructed of a paper-based plastic laminate manufactured by the Plastics Division of Consolidated Papers Company of Wisconsin Rapids during...

Date: 1943 

Description: A female worker applies paint to a piece of an Army air-borne invasion tank in a booth at International Harvester's Indianapolis branch house.

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: 1941 

Description: Factory worker at a machine in International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "High Speeding of 155-Millimeter Gun Carriage at Milwauke...

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