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Known locally as "Pavel and Peter" for its similarity to Willa Cather's descriptions of a doomed Russian wedding party in her novel My Ántonia, this oil painting was painted and signed by Paul Powis, Powis's subjects are frequently animals and often…

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Diary kept by Dr. Frederick C. Sweeney, of his time aboard a troop transport ship during World War 1. Sweeney attended an influenza-stricken Willa Cather, and loaned her the diary as she worked on her novel, One of Ours.


Photos of G. P. Cather while serving in the U.S. Army

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Colonial troops from around the world soon were a part of the conflict. Surviving literature tells us that, often, these soldiers were unclear about the war's ultimate goal, but—like many soldiers before them—saw the conflict as an opportunity to…

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Zimmerman telegram and the translation

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After the Bryce Report was issued, a number of propaganda pieces were published, encouraging the world to come to the aid of Belgium. Some simply reminded readers of the atrocities attributed to the Germans in the report; other pieces actively…

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"A garden for every child, every child in a garden."

Targeting urban and suburban children aged 9 to 15, several government agencies collaborated to distribute millions of United States School Garden Army guides, to teach children to raise food…
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