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Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of the state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill

Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with...

12002-18. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Add... More

Letter, Edward R. Murrow to Eric Sevareid offering Sevareid a job with Columbia Broadcasting System's (CBS) European office on the eve of World War II, 16 August 1939

Letter, Edward R. Murrow to Eric Sevareid offering Sevareid a job with...

Reproduction number: A76 (color slide) Over his long career with the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), first in radio and then television, Eric Sevareid (1912-1992) proved himself to be one of the most talent... More

Atomic bomb blast

Atomic bomb blast

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). To identify this image it may help to search for images that have neighboring call numbers, are similar in appearance, and have titles. There was no ca... More

[Soldier looking at a statue of the Madonna and Child in a church, probably in Europe during World War II]

[Soldier looking at a statue of the Madonna and Child in a church, pro...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Toni Frissell collection (Library of Congress).

[Woman, probably a fashion model, lying on ferns on ground]

[Woman, probably a fashion model, lying on ferns on ground]

Title devised by Library staff. On negative sleeve: "Bookboard" [i.e. Book board]. Photograph may be available in LOT 12452. Forms part of: Toni Frissell collection (Library of Congress).

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title devised by Library staff or Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Weiner (J.) Ltd., p... More

London is still "taking it"

London is still "taking it"

Photo shows St. Paul's Cathedral, London, amid smoke and flames of night air raid, Dec. 1940. Title from item. Photograph from International News Photo. No. 924119. Gift from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

[Section of eight-foot high concrete wall encircling Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland]

[Section of eight-foot high concrete wall encircling Jewish ghetto in ...

Title devised by Library staff. Associated Press photograph. No. 16527. Caption: Behind this eight-foot concrete wall some 500,000 Jews will begin a new life in Warsaw's ghetto. By German decree, all Warsaw Jew... More

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C-54A Skymaster transport aircraft used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II

C-54A Skymaster transport aircraft used by the U.S. Army Air Forces du...

Title devised by Library staff. (Source: researcher) Original title from negative or caption card erroneously identified plane as an Gruman Avenger torpedo bomber. Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 ... More

Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Archibald MacLeish, October 22, 1940

Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Archibald MacLeish, October 22, 1940

Eleanor Roosevelt's letter to Archibald MacLeish expressing her desire to help make the Library of Congress folk material available for recreational purposes for those in America's armed forces.

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African American man with broom during World War II

African American man with broom during World War II

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Unattributed. Transfer, Army Forces Middle Pacific, 1946

Memorandum from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Archibald MacLeish, April 1, 1941

Memorandum from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Archibald MacLeish, April 1, ...

Franklin D. Roosevelt expresses his support of the Library of Congress' efforts to secure its collections during World War II.

This happens when you talk to others about ship sailings Let's make New Orleans a safe port of departure / / John McCrady.

This happens when you talk to others about ship sailings Let's make Ne...

Poster suggesting careless communication about ship departures may be harmful to the war effort, showing a face and a ship torpedoed by a submarine. Date stamped on recto: Jan 21 '43. Work Projects Administrati... More

Neighborhood fingerprint station Fingerprints are your identification and protection during wartime - have the entire family take theirs now! : War Identification Bureau - CDVO / / designed by Advertising Mobilization Committee.

Neighborhood fingerprint station Fingerprints are your identification ...

Poster stressing the importance of having fingerprints on file as a form of identification during the war years. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Posters of the WPA / Christ... More

America calling. Take your place in civilian defense / Herbert Matter.

America calling. Take your place in civilian defense / Herbert Matter.

Poster showing an eagle, wings spread, in profile.

Press Release No. 10, Office of the Secretary, Library of Congress, March 21, 1941

Press Release No. 10, Office of the Secretary, Library of Congress, Ma...

Press release announcing the preliminary steps taken to secure the collections of the Library of Congress during World War II.

Memorandum from Harry J. Krould to the Librarian of Congress, October 28, 1941

Memorandum from Harry J. Krould to the Librarian of Congress, October ...

Harry J. Krould writes to the Librarian that the "War Collection" has proven to be a great success.

Careless talk costs lives / Al Doria.

Careless talk costs lives / Al Doria.

Poster suggesting careless communication may be harmful to the war effort, showing lips with tape over them. Date stamped on recto: Jan 21 '43. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 1874-1965, bust, facing left

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 1874-1965, bust, facing left

J33335 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo copyrighted by J. Russell & Sons. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Build for your Navy! Enlist! Carpenters, machinists, electricians etc. / / R. Muchley.

Build for your Navy! Enlist! Carpenters, machinists, electricians etc....

Poster encouraging skilled laborers to join the Seabees as part of the war effort. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Palm and banyan trees before US military building during World War II

Palm and banyan trees before US military building during World War II

Transfer; Army Forces Middle Pacific; 1946; (DLC/PP-1946:0053). Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Como un solo hombre / Arias Bernal.

Como un solo hombre / Arias Bernal.

Propaganda poster showing a stylized armed man with legs emerging from North America and South America. Title from item.

Harvesting time at a collective farm in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). A sixty-year-old collective farmer and her granddaughter

Harvesting time at a collective farm in the USSR (Union of Soviet Soci...

Image source: Sovfoto New York, no. A-46547. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informa... More

I'm tired of taking the rap for missing a German or Jap - that Dope dents the fins and the blinking bomb spins and swoops all over the map! / Warrant Off. Will Eisner, Ordnance.

I'm tired of taking the rap for missing a German or Jap - that Dope de...

Poster shows Joe Dope damaging a bomb by carelessly handling it making American soldiers weep. Title from item.

Don't be a dope! Handle equipment right! The sheik thinks it terribly strange these American Rangers don't range - but what's out of kilter is sand in the filter. Joe Dope ought to clean for a change! / / Cpt. Will Eisner, Ordnance.

Don't be a dope! Handle equipment right! The sheik thinks it terribly ...

Poster shows a man in keffiyeh and robe riding on a camel in the desert as Joe Dope studies a vehicle repair handbook next to his broken-down armored vehicle. Title from item.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain

Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain

Image source: United Nations Information Office, New York. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. A cannon that saw duty in World War I stands in the yard of a Chicago steel mill, ready to be melted down and processed into a modern weapon for World War II

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. A cannon that saw duty in World War I ...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... More

Building wreckage, possibly after World War II

Building wreckage, possibly after World War II

Title devised by Library staff. Photograph possibly collected by Sylvester McCauley, Rosa Parks' brother, while serving in the Army during World War II. Forms part of: Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Paper... More

Naval air base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance. Mrs. Virginia Young (right), whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the ssembly and repairs department of the naval airbBase at Corpus Christi, Texas. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill

Naval air base, Corpus Christi, Texas. Pearl Harbor widows have gone i...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Manzanar, Calif., April 1942. Mealtime at the Japanese war relocation center

Manzanar, Calif., April 1942. Mealtime at the Japanese war relocation ...

Photograph showing several generations of Japanese Americans at meal time. Caption continues: In housing, as well as at mealtime, family life is preserved. LC-USE618-D-5074. Forms part of: Farm Security Adminis... More

Let's go get 'em! U.S. Marines / Guinness, Captain USMC.

Let's go get 'em! U.S. Marines / Guinness, Captain USMC.

Poster showing Marines bearing rifles with bayonets and flags in a jungle. Reqn. - 469-1943, 7-11-42, 50M.

Press Release No. 51, Office of the Secretary, Library of Congress, February 12, 1942

Press Release No. 51, Office of the Secretary, Library of Congress, Fe...

Press Release announcing the availability of a special collection of material in the Library of Congress pertaining to air raid precautions and civilian defense.

Gasoline rationing. The busiest spot on the Pennsylvania turnpike. Eastbound motorists stop at this service station for a very good reason: it's the last chance to fill up before entering a gas-rationed area

Gasoline rationing. The busiest spot on the Pennsylvania turnpike. Eas...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War... More

Battle-scarred typewriter. Veteran of World War II, this typewriter has been through a Japanese bombing at sea. Everything in the room in which it was located was completely demolished except the typewriter, including the table on which it was standing. Note damaged carriage--the result of a bomb

Battle-scarred typewriter. Veteran of World War II, this typewriter ha...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... More

Memorandum from Edward N. Waters to the Librarian of Congress, January 6, 1942

Memorandum from Edward N. Waters to the Librarian of Congress, January...

Memorandum about the evacuation of Library of Congress collections to Lexington, Virginia, during World War II.

Fuori i tedeschi!

Fuori i tedeschi!

Poster shows a caricatured Adolf Hitler with blood on his hands hanging from a bayonet. No. USP 1 - 2. Title from item.

American all. Russian-American Leatherneck. A captain in the Russian Imperial Army during World War I, Corporal Alexis A. Stoopenkoff of New York City is now "Proud to bear the title of a U.S. Marine." During the last war he served in many campaigns and was decorated several times. After coming to the United States he became active in the National Guard. When World War II broke out, he joined the Marines as a buck private and rose to corporal

American all. Russian-American Leatherneck. A captain in the Russian I...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

Fly - U.S. Army Air Forces / Stan Ekman.

Fly - U.S. Army Air Forces / Stan Ekman.

Poster showing a pilot wearing shining wings on his chest.