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Illinois National Guard parading down N. Main St. in downtown Decatur, IL c. 1918

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Illinois National Guard parading down N. Main St. in downtown Decatur, IL c. 1918

American Jewish Relief sign

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Photo of a billboard sign for the American Jewish Relief Campaign. Sign says: "Life for those in the shadow of death" American Jewish Relief Campaign. Share. Macon County $28,650.00.

Headquarters for the State Council of Defense

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Photo of the interior of the Decatur headquarters for the State Council of Defense during WWI

Schudel Employees with flag. Early days of the war.

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WWI - The Schudel Company employees stand outside in front of the building holding a large flag during World War I. c. 1917
Description and page number of location in book are written on the left side of the photo.

"Women, Uncle Sam Wants To Know What You Can Do"

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Billboard in Central Park advertising a registration day for women of Decatur to sign up for the Decatur unit of the Women's Committee, Council of National Defense during WWI. c. 1917

Thomas Daly - WWI sailor on the U.S.S. Connecticut.

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Photograph of Thomas Daly on the U.S.S. Connecticut. This Decatur native served on this battleship as a fireman during World War I.

Hominy Grits for European Child Relief

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Photograph of stacked bags of hominy grits on their way to the European front. The grits were made from maize (corn), and were shipped over by the American Hominy Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. c. 1917

Flag Raising at Firehouse #1

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Photograph of the ceremonial flag raising at Firehouse #1 in Decatur, IL. Wording at the top of the photograph denotes the topic of the photograph and where the photo can be found in the book.

Raising the Flag at Skugiva Grocery

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Photograph of the raising of the flag at Skugiva Grocery at 1501 E. Marietta St., Decatur, IL c. 1917. Wording at the top of the photograph states topic of the photo and where the photo can be found in the book.

Food Poster at the Courthouse

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Food poster on Courthouse with two cars below c. 1917. Poster states: "Food will win the war. Don't waste it."