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    • Yuma School District One multimodal planning study

    • Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Yuma Elementary School District (Yuma County, Ariz.)--Transportation; School children--Transportation--Arizona--Yuma; Local transit--Arizona--Yuma--Planning.
    • Yuma School District (“District”) One is one of the oldest and largest districts in Yuma, encompassing the majority of Yuma city limits with currently: 12 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and over 9,000 students, covering several low to...
    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

    • Unknown
    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • The American Soldier, 1886

    • McBarron, H. Charles
    • Yellowstone National Park. United States. Army. Cavalry, 1st.
    • In the foreground two poachers are skinning a buffalo. They have been surprised by a 1st Cavalry patrol, part of a detail assigned to Yellowstone National Park to cut down on poaching after the Department of the Interior was authorized to request...
    • June 18

    • Unknown
    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1914, residents of Nogales, Arizona, were alarmed by a report that armed Yaquis were advancing for an attack on the Mexican garrison across the border. This photograph from 1915 is identified as the border between the United States...
    • May 8

    • Fallis, Earl
    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1927, the U.S. Army held 38 Yaqui Indians who fled across the U.S. border after a bloody battle with Mexican troops. This photo is identified as Yaqui Indian soldiers surrendering to the 10th Cavalry for internment in 1929.
    • Return From Mach 6

    • Machat, Michael
    • X-15 (Rocket aircraft). White, Robert M. (Robert Michael), 1924-2010. Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.). Mach number.
    • In the center foreground we see X-15, the first manned aircraft to fly into Earth orbit and land at a predetermined location. The X-15 was flown by Maj. Robert M. White and landed at Edwards AFB. This was a tremendous breakthrough in aviation,...
    • Allied Military Currency 1/2 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2- Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote in square in shape and is stamped with green ink denoting it as worth ½ a Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large...
    • Poster

    • Unknown
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This document declares that a soldier died a hero’s death. “Getreu seinem Fahneneid starb im Kampf um die Freiheit Grossdeutschlands …… den Heldentod für Führer, Volk und Vaterland” [Faithful to the pledge of the flag …. died in the fight for the...
    • Allied Military Currency 5 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote is square in shape and is stamped with magenta ink denoting it as worth 5 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large...
    • Alllied Military Currency 1 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote in square in shape and is stamped with blue ink denoting it as worth 1 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large “M”...
    • Save Waste

    • Koerner, Henry
    • World War, 1939-1945.
    • Part of a program to obtain glycerine for explosives, bringing in a pound of fat was worth a few cents (and later on, a couple ration points). This program was not a sweeping success, however, since the reuse of fat was a common cooking practice at...
    • Teamwork, Firepower, Responsibility

    • Unknown
    • World War, 1939-1945.
    • A sergeant (foreground) stands over an open box of .30 caliber ammunition packed in bandoleers for easy carrying by infantryman. A soldier resting on a Sherman tank hands a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) down to another soldier. The BAR was the...
    • Intelligence Officers in the Field

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Leyte Island.
    • The combination of aerial mapping and easily portable radio made air spotting sections, like the one pictured here, a potent intelligence gathering tool. This particular section was a part of the Leyte Island campaign in the Philippines. Maps could...
    • What Inflation Means

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Office of Price Administration.
    • This poster makes the case for price control, helping to limit inflation and preventing prices from skyrocketing in the face of limited supply.
    • Work on a Farm...This Summer

    • Douglass Crockwell, Spencer
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Crop Corps.
    • The U.S. Crop Corps was an umbrella organization that contained groups like the Women's Land Army and the Victory Farm Volunteers, all devoted to agricultural work. As in so many other industries, a shortage of adult men meant women and teenagers...
    • The American Soldier, 1945

    • McBarron, H. Charles
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Division, 5th. United States. Army. Armored Division, 4th. United States. Army. Army, 3rd. Sherman tank.
    • A major of the 5th Infantry Division can be seen in the foreground, with his private first class radioman in the right background. In the left background are several tank crewmen of the 4th Armored Division standing in, on, and around an M-4...
    • The CIC On Post-War Duty

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Japanese American soldiers.
    • Japanese Americans, known as Nisei during World War II, were often put in roles that capitalized on their language skills and cultural knowledge. This service to their nation was all the more incredible when considered against the backdrop of U.S....
    • Counter Intelligence Corps

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Fort Sheridan (Ill.).
    • The Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) was created in World War II to defend against enemy intelligence efforts directed at the Army. Part of that training is learning enemy symbols and rank insignia, as these men are doing.
    • Direction Finder

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Armored Division, 3rd. Radio direction finders.
    • A sergeant of the 3rd Armored Division operates a radio direction finder. What a difference 20 years makes! This same unit, now the size of a small chest, took up an entire truck in World War I. Individual vehicles could carry a radio direction...
    • I'm Counting on You!

    • Helguera, Leon
    • World War, 1939-1945. Uncle Sam (Symbolic character).
    • Uncle Sam admonishes Americans to avoid discussing potentially important information such as troop movements; concern over Axis spies learning information like departure times for convoys or equipment shortages was genuine. Uncle Sam is still a...
    • Protect His Future

    • Nichols, Ruth
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • Posters like these often exhorted Americans to not only buy bonds, but hold them until they matured (typically a 10 year process with war bonds). While a person might miss out on the interest paid by a bond, they could get their purchase price...
    • 85 Million Americans Hold War Bonds

    • United States Treasury Department
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A man's hand holding Treasury bonds mimics the hand of the Statue of Liberty. The number of war bond holders here is impressive since it constituted a little over 60% of the U.S. population at the time.
    • Buy Now For the Bigger 7th War Loan Through Payroll Savings

    • United States Treasury Department
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A group of men and women proffer money, presumably in response to a call for buying more U.S. bonds through the War Loan program. Bond drives and rallies were very popular, using celebrities, war heroes, and patriotism to help finance the Allied...
    • You Can't Afford to Miss Either!

    • Sawyers, Martha
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A sailor mans an anti-air machine gun on a ship (note the life vest) while a damaged plane plummets from the air. Bonds were an important part of financing both World Wars; rallies featuring a celebrity or war hero were often held to help sell more...
    • Care is Costly

    • Triedler, Adolph
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds.
    • A wounded American soldier rests with a heavily bandaged hand and a bandaged wound on his leg. Often forgotten as a cost of war by the public, care for the wounded required an enormous infrastructure as well.
    • Let 'Em Have It

    • Perlin, Bernard
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds. Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014.
    • A U.S. soldier prepares to throw a grenade in this piece to promote the 4th War Loan.
    • Victory - Now You Can Invest in It!

    • Cornwell, Dean
    • World War, 1939-1945. Savings bonds. Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960.
    • Created by Dean Cornwell, a hugely successful illustrator and oil painter, this poster exhorts Americans to "invest" in victory. War bonds typically cost 75% of what they returned after 10 years (i.e. a bond bought for $18.75 paid out $25), so...
    • ...The State of This Nation is Good

    • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
    • World War, 1939-1945. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Presidents--United States--Messages.
    • This quotation closed Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union address to Congress in 1943, a message of faith in the American people at a time when the outcome of the war was still very much in doubt. History is often viewed through the lens of...
    • His Needs Come First

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • As a GI rolls a tire toward a jeep raised on a jack, men are walking to town below. Tires were a heavily rationed item; existing stock was seized as well. Both roads and tires were of significantly lower quality than today, so taking good care of...
    • Don't Pay Above Price on Any Tag

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • Even after the end of World War II, price controls continued. While the nation's manufacturing base had returned to producing goods for the civilian market, but could hardly make things fast enough to meet demand. The auto industry, for instance,...
    • Your Ration Board

    • United States. War Price & Rationing Board
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • This photo shows the members of the Toldeo, OH War Price & Rationing Board gathered around a table. These largely volunteer boards oversaw and organized the distribution of ration books, as well as the classification of individuals before the board...
    • We Want This, Not This: Rationing is a "Must" Until Supply Equals Demand

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • Rationing was a major part of life on the homefront, ensuring rationed items were distributed evenly. This typically involved ration books, requiring a stamp from the book along with payment to receive items like sugar, butter, or gasoline. This...
    • Most Americans Comply with Rationing and Price Control

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • This poster implores Americans to turn in rationing and price control violators since it hurts the group as a whole. Both systems were intended to ensure staples (butter, gasoline) and basic luxuries (sugar, coffee, tobacco) were distributed as...
    • OPA Ceiling Price, Refuse to Pay More!

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Rationing--United States.
    • Several price controlled items can be seen here; many of these items could not be produced quickly enough because raw materials and finished parts could not be obtained quickly enough. Raw materials like rubber or various metals were still often...
    • The M-209 in Operation

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Korean War, 1950-1953. Cryptography. United States. Army. Infantry Division, 3rd.
    • The M-209 was a portable cipher machine, allowing communications to be encoded in the field. Only the size of a lunchbox, this allowed Army units the ability to communicate securely all the up to the front. While it certainly had vulnerabilities,...
    • Now--All Together

    • Beall, C.C. (Cecil Calvert)
    • World War, 1939-1945. Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945. Rosenthal, Joe, 1911-2006. Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967. Savings bonds.
    • In a moment already made famous by photographer Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph, 5 Marines and 1 Navy corpsman plant an American flag at the summit of Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, having seen the...
    • Major General William J. Donovan

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Donovan, William J. (William Joseph), 1883-1959. United States. Office of Strategic Services. Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, Earl, 1900-1979.
    • William "Wild Bill" Donovan created the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at the behest of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt; the OSS was a wartime intelligence agency that served as a predecessor for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Here, Donovan...
    • Chemical Warfare Agents

    • Office of Civilian Defense
    • World War, 1939-1945. Chemical agents (Munitions).
    • Chemical warfare on the level practiced in World War I was thankfully absent in World War II, but there was no certainty that would be the case at the time, especially if things looked dire. While the continental U.S. was far removed from both...
    • We'll Have Lots to Eat This Winter, Won't We Mother?

    • Parker, Al
    • World War, 1939-1945. Canning and preserving.
    • A mother and daughter can fruits and vegetables. While no longer a common activity for most Americans, growing your own food and canning it was a way for Americans to supplement their rationed diet during World War II. Government encouraged canning...
    • Can All You Can

    • Office of War Information
    • World War, 1939-1945. Canning and preserving.
    • Growing your own food and canning it was strongly encouraged during World War II; those who were unable often had much less well-rounded diets during the war years. World War II, like World War I before it, often fed soldier via a variety of canned...
    • Don't Feed Black Market Greed

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Black market-United States. Rationing--United States.
    • Money flies into a mouth made up of price controlled goods as the author exhorts Americans to abide by OPA price ceilings. Interestingly, this poster was produced in 1946, at least 4 months after the end World War II. Returning America to a pre-war...
    • It Takes 2 to Make a Black Market

    • Office of Price Administration
    • World War, 1939-1945. Black market-United States. Rationing--United States.
    • This poster makes it clear that both sides of the transaction are in the wrong when avoiding price regulation and rationing. A ration stamp had to accompany your payment for any restricted goods to make sure there was enough to go around. Food and...
    • Arlington Hall Station

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. Arlington Hall Station (Va.). United States. Army. Signal Intelligence Service.
    • As U.S. involvement in World War II increased, the need for additional space moved the Signal Intelligence Service (SIS) from Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River to Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, VA. Somewhat similarly to its British...

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