Stills From the World at War

  • (33260) WWII, War Industry, Propogranda Posters, 1940s

    American Propaganda: Second World War

    This gallery displays posters that were intended for use in U.S. factories during the Second World War and includes posters produced by the Labor-Management War Production Drive Committee.

    Curator: Elizabeth Clemens

    There are 11 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:22

  • (11255) Base Hospital #17, Celebration, Detroit, Michigan, 1917

    The Home Front: 1914-1919

    Drawn primarily from the Detroit News Collection, this gallery highlights the stateside wartime activities of Michigan residents, including: the draft and recruitment of soldiers, military mobilization, civilian activities in support of the Allied Forces, the role of women as they moved into the workplace and the industrial production of war materials.

    Curator: Elizabeth Clemens
    Photos courtesy of multiple collections

    There are 182 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:50

  • (181931) Ethnic Communities, Polish, War Relief, Hamtramck, 1939

    The Home Front: 1939-1945

    This gallery highlights wartime conditions in Southeast Michigan and the role of Michigan citizens in the Allied war effort, including: military mobilization and support, war bond drives, public safety readiness, community activities, international relief campaigns, and the industrial production of war materials.

    Curator: Elizabeth Clemens

    There are 80 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:15

  • (11086) Base Hospital #17, Barracks, Exterior View, Dijon, France, 1917

    The Western Front: 1917-1918

    This gallery illustrates the activities of medical and military personnel overseas during the First World War, primarily that of the doctors and nurses from Detroit’s Harper Hospital working out of Base Hospital #17 in Dijon, France. Included are: views of everyday life at the hospital, the treatment of casualties, the Spanish Influenza pandemic, and images of the 339th Infantry, known locally as the “Polar Bears.”

    Curator: Elizabeth Clemens
    Photos courtesy of multiple collections

    There are 62 images in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:09