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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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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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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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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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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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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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J. Howard Miller, We Can Do It!

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J. Howard Miller, We Can Do It!, National Museum of American History, 1942

"An American propaganda poster from 1943 produced to inspire worker confidence.

In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller was hired by the…

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Carl Hubenthal, Merry Christmas to G.I. Joe

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Carl Hubenthal, Merry Christmas to G.I. Joe, Library of Congress, 1968

"In this 1968 poster by Carl Hubenthal, an American soldier ""G.I. Joe,"" is sitting in a jungle setting, with a recently unwrapped child's…

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United States Department of Treasury, Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds

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United States Department of Treasury, Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds, United States Department of Treasury, 1943

"If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him—it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in…

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Charles Henry Alston, A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative

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Charles Henry Alston, A Well Fed Nation is a Fighting Nation - World War II Public Health Initiative, National Archives at College Park, 1943

Charles Alston, an African-American artist and educator, created this drawing in 1943. It shows a strong, healthy family (man, woman, and two…

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