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Image of Bag, Doctor's - 1982.044.11

Bag, Doctor's - 1982.044.11

WWI Red Cross medical bag for a medical kit, brown fabric, flat sheet with pockets that folds together. Top side of the bag has 4 gold colored metal holes and a tag with a red cross on a white background and words that read "La Crosse, Wis". Top side also has the words "Elmer G. W. Thiel" written across it. Middle section of the bag has a large pocket with a red cross sewn onto the front of it. Bottom section of the bag has two pockets. The outsid ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Bayonet, Knife - 2017.053.07

Bayonet, Knife - 2017.053.07

World War I German M1898 short bayonet with a metal sheath, two small profiles at base of knife--one crowned figure and one helmeted, the grip is made from two halves of wood.

Record Type: Object

Image of Blanket - 1982.065.01

Blanket - 1982.065.01

World War I Army blanket, olive green wool, large stamp in middle, "US," rather faint. Two selvedge ends and two with blanket stitch finish.

Record Type: Object

Image of Boot - 1982.044.05

Boot - 1982.044.05

Brown leather WWI Pershing boots. Tied open tab with 7 metal eyelet pairs. Stacked heel and the toe has a metal trimming on the bottom and the soles from the toe around to the heel have 6 rows of metal cleats. 1 metal rivet on each side of the shoe. 7 1/2 EE eched on the bottom center of both boots. Above is etched what appears to be No. 14M O M.C. U.S.A.

Record Type: Object

Image of Broadside - 1989.032.01

Broadside - 1989.032.01

World War I US Navy poster: "Will YOU supply EYES for the NAVY?" Dark blue image of Naval officer with white blindfold. 20" h x 17.5" w.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1367

Broadside - 2017.fic.1367

Reproduction broadside poster from WWI: Let's Go! U.S. Marines. Image of Marine with rifle in hand stepping to the left. Published by US Archives. 28" h x 20" w.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1368

Broadside - 2017.fic.1368

Reproduction broadside poster from WWI: Joan of Arc Saved France, Women of America Save Your Country Buy War Savings Stamps. Published by US Archives. 28" h x 20" w.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1369

Broadside - 2017.fic.1369

Reproduction broadside poster from WWI. Image of Uncle Sam with his finger over his lips. 28" h x 20" w.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1370

Broadside - 2017.fic.1370

World War I YMCA broadside poster. "Workers Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle . . ." Blue-gray image of a man lifting heavy block with YMCA triangle on it. 27.25" h x 20" w.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1371

Broadside - 2017.fic.1371

World War I broadside poster: For Home and [Country] Victory Liberty Loan. Shows soldier with wife and holding his young son. 30" h x 20" w. Artist: Alfred Everitt Orr. American Lithographic Co.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1372

Broadside - 2017.fic.1372

World War I American Library Association broadside poster: "Hey Fellows! Your Money Brings the Book We Need When We Want It." Image with orange background shows Army and Navy men handing out or reading a book. 30" h x 20" w. Artist: John E. Sheridan. American Lithographic Co.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1578

Broadside - 2017.fic.1578

WWI Red Cross poster featuring image of Woodrow Wilson: "I summon you to the camradeship . . . Answer the Red Cross Christmas Roll Call for Universal Membership." Black image and printing with red cross in lower left corner. Design by Mielziner. Published by U.S. Printing and Lithograph Co., NY.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Broadside - 2017.fic.1579

Broadside - 2017.fic.1579

World War I broadside poster: For Home and Country Victory Liberty Loan. Shows soldier with wife and holding his young son. 30" h x 20" w. Artist: Alfred Everitt Orr. American Lithographic Co.

Record Type: Archive

Image of Cap, Sailor - 1989.047.03

Cap, Sailor - 1989.047.03

WWI white sailor's hat from the U.S. Navy. This sailor's hat, also known as a Dixie Cup, has a wide, stiff brim that stands up. The fabric of the hat is an off-white/ivory color. The hat appears as though it has been mended many times from the stitching. The inside of the hat has the word "Bensend" written on it.

Record Type: Object

Image of Greatcoat - 2016.fic.079

Greatcoat - 2016.fic.079

WWI Red Cross doctor's uniform greatcoat, army green, wool, large fold-over collar, two hand pockets on the front, band across the waist in the back that closes with two large buttons, coat closes in the front-center with five large buttons, collar has two hooks to close it, slit on the bottom of the coat's back closes with two buttons. Greatcoat has 4 inside pockets, the inside of the coat is lined with a brown fabric, one of the inside pockets h ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Hat - 1987.051.118

Hat - 1987.051.118

WWI brown leather Calvary Stetson hat, white ribbon around the crown, tear drop indentation in crown, 2 gold cords around the crown ending in the front, leather chin strap extends from the front of the crown through eyelets in the brim, buckle to adjust chin strap length in the front of the crown, leather sweat band, Stamp on sweat band golden shield with the writing: " John Stetson Co No. 1 Quality"

Record Type: Object

Image of Helmet, Military - 1982.044.04

Helmet, Military - 1982.044.04

WWI Army Helmet. Brown colored metal. Black and brown leather hat band with brown leather chin strap with silver metal buckles. Grey padding inside helmet. 12 in by 11 3/4 in. "LULES" stamped inside brim of helmet. "E.G. Theil #3746374 Bit. D 33 Hr F. A" written inside helmet in pencil.

Record Type: Object

Image of Key - 2017.053.01

Key - 2017.053.01

Brass key that goes to a WWI trunk.

Record Type: Object

Image of Knife - 2017.053.08

Knife - 2017.053.08

World War I era knife with leather sheath, ornate flower patterns on blade and writing "VIVA MINAS," black and brown handle with grooves.

Record Type: Object

Image of Lighter - 1956.001.01

Lighter - 1956.001.01

Metal trench lighter with lighting rope from World War I. Lighter has a nude woman on the front with flowers and wheat plants. Back is the same woman from behind with flowers on the back.

Record Type: Object