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World War II Photograph Collection

At the beginning of the war, Governor Walter W. Bacon authorized the Public Archives Commission to collect historical materials that would document Delaware's participation in World War II. The 3,475 photographs they obtained provide visual images of the military bases, servicemen, National Guard activities, prisoners-of-war, recruiting, selective service personnel, and women in the armed forces. Civilian war activities are depicted by photographs of the war loan drives; Victory Gardens and farming; civilian defense; industry and labor; rationing; salvage drives; Red Cross, USO, and other service organizations; and celebrations of the war's end.

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