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Title page "The Illustrated American Biography; Containing Correct Portraits of The Principal Actors in American History"
1853
L00.086
Volume I, like the other five volumes, contains 100 portraits and brief biographical sketches of individuals who played an active part in American history.
Cover "America's Triumph at Panama"
1913
L00.087
The path between the seas - the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans - was ultimately completed by American workers in 1914.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jan 20, 1919
L01.018
More than two months after the end of the war, Edward Wirt remained in France while the peace negotiations at Versailles dragged on. Wirt describes life in garrison.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Mar 1, 1919
L01.019
Wirt reacts to the details leaking out of the Versailles Conference. His reaction to the League of Nations is not very positive. He also refers to the huge surge of labor strikes in the U.S.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Mar 30, 1919
L01.020
Wirt's unit remained in garrison in France as the peace conference continued. Wirt again worries about the League of Nations concept, worries that many other Americans shared.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Apr 10, 1919
L01.021
Wirt's unit is about to go home: they were reviewed by Gen. John Pershing, the U.S. commander. By June, most of them will be home. But even though peace is at hand, the treaty that is about to be signed will lay traps for later generations.
Page 1 WWI Message to Edward Roswell Wirt
1918
L01.022
In April 1918, King George V of Great Britain issued a welcome and a thanks to the soldiers of the United States who were fighting for human freedom.
document WWI Cartoons
1917-1919
L01.024
Frank Hines clipped this panel of cartoons from a Camp Devon, Massachusetts, newspaper during World War I.
Page 1 Letter to Samuel Wells from Colonel Elihu Hoyt
Feb 22, 1805
L01.026
The letter of February 22, 1805, speaks of the business of the [General] Court in Boston, and of agricultural matters that would be of interest to a farmer in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Page 1 Indenture of Sarah Green
Nov 28, 1797
L01.027
This indenture, or contract, between three citizens of Deerfield, Massachusetts, members of the local Overseers of the Poor, and Ebenezer Hinsdale Williams, also of Deerfield, concerns the future welfare of eight-year-old Sarah Green.

 

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