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James Montgomery Flagg, U.S. Army Recruitment Poster

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James Montgomery Flagg, U.S. Army Recruitment Poster, Library of Congress, 1917

"A war recruitment poster of ‘Uncle Sam’ pointing out and imploring others to join the US army.

The famous war recruitment poster that is well…

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., 1st. African American General in the Regular Army & U.S. Armed Forces

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., 1st. African American General in the Regular Army & U.S. Armed Forces, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, No date given

"My own opinion was that blacks could best overcome racist attitudes through achievements, even though those achievements had to take place within the…

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Jeannette Rankin, First Woman in the United States Congress

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Jeannette Rankin, First Woman in the United States Congress

Jeannette Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) is often remembered primarily for being the first woman elected into the U.S. Congress. However, her…

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Office of War Information domestic photographic units, V-Mail During World War II

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Office of War Information domestic photographic units, V-Mail During World War II, Library of Congress, Circa 1942

In both world wars, letter writing was a popular means of improving the morale of troops overseas. During the latter years of World War II, V-mail…

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J.E. Purdy, Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist

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J.E. Purdy, Millicent (Wilson) Hearts, Philanthropist, Library of Congress, 1906

Millicent Hearst (1882 - 1974) is best known for founding the Free Milk Fund for Babies in 1921. For decades, it helped provide milk to the poor…

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Bain News Service, Helen Gould, Army Supporter

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Bain News Service, Helen Gould, Army Supporter, Library of Congress, 22 January 1913

You don’t have to be a soldier to help the war effort, and Helen Shepard proved that when she gave $100,000 to the United States government during the…

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