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  • Annual Report The Wilmette Guard: Supplemental Report 1919
        Supplement to the report for the year ending November 1, 1918 prepared by last year's officers.
      Supplement to the report for the year ending November 1, 1918 prepared ...
  • The Wilmette Guard: Graphic Outline
        Organization chart for the Wilmette Guard and statement of purpose for the Guard and the Woman's Committee of the Wilmette Guard.
      Organization chart for the Wilmette Guard and statement of purpose for the ...
  • Wilmette Guard statement of purpose
        The Wilmette Guard was founded April 26, 1917 to conserve the financial and physical resources of Wilmette, to aid and promote relief organizations and care for the needs of local soldiers during World War I.
      The Wilmette Guard was founded April 26, 1917 to conserve the financial ...
  • Annual Report of the Wilmette Guard [1918]: The war work auxiliary organization of Wilmette
        Report of the work performed by the Wilmette Guard and local Red Cross in support of the war effort during World War I.
      Report of the work performed by the Wilmette Guard and local Red ...
  • A child's part in the Great War
        Pamphlet written in World War I era to explain the purpose of war bonds to children and encourage them to buy and to sell bonds.
      Pamphlet written in World War I era to explain the purpose of ...
  • Victory Reveille
        Pamphlet published during the World War I era to explain the role of war bonds in paying for U.S. military involvement in the war.
      Pamphlet published during the World War I era to explain the role ...
  • The Torch of Liberty
        Small poster for window display to encourage children and their families to buy savings stamps toward the purchase of war bonds in the World War I era.
      Small poster for window display to encourage children and their families to ...
  • Knitting for Soldiers
        Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and scarves for U.S. military personnel during World War I.
      Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and ...
  • Waiting for President Roosevelt's train
        Nathaniel Webb keeps an eye on Wilmette residents waiting along the railroad tracks for Theodore Roosevelt's train to pass. Roosevelt was on his way to the Great Lakes Naval Station to visit Father Edward J. Vattmann, Army chaplain during World War I.
      Nathaniel Webb keeps an eye on Wilmette residents waiting along the railroad ...
  • Letters from World War I
        Letters from Soldiers of World War I to the Woman's Committee of the Wilmette Guard: 1917-1919. The letters express appreciation for the hundreds of hand-knitted sweaters, scarves, hats and, especially, socks, made by the women of Wilmette for military personnel at nearby bases and to a few units already in ...
      Letters from Soldiers of World War I to the Woman's Committee of ...
  • Christmas stockings
        Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes Station purchased from Home Guard appropriation to Red Cross Auxiliary
      Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes ...
  • J. Melville Brown
        During World War I the third floor of the Brown Building, at 1159 Wilmette Ave., was used by Wilmette's War Camp Community Service. There were dances Saturday nights, music on Sundays. A few of the sailors who had week-end leave would stay and sleep on cots. Often my father, J. ...
      During World War I the third floor of the Brown Building, at ...
  • Bandage rolling
        Red Cross workers in white uniforms ironing and rolling bandages.
      Red Cross workers in white uniforms ironing and rolling bandages.
  • Fourth Liberty Loan poster
        Small window display poster for subscribers to the 4th Liberty Loan war bond series during World War I.
      Small window display poster for subscribers to the 4th Liberty Loan war ...
  • Wilmette Guard on review beside Wilmette Village Hall
        Illinois Reserve Militia, First Regiment, Company D, Wilmette, Illinois
      Illinois Reserve Militia, First Regiment, Company D, Wilmette, Illinois
  • World War I Memorial
        Memorial to World War I war dead. Plaque is mounted on a stone in Gillson Park marking a grove of thirteen trees planted in honor of war heroes. Names are Allyn Taber Anderson, Franklin B. Bellows, Louis Mason Bruch, Alfred J. Francesco, Henry George Herbon, Douglas T. Hoffman, Peter John ...
      Memorial to World War I war dead. Plaque is mounted on a ...
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World War I


Documents and photographs dating from the World War I era in Wilmette, Illinois.