WORLD WAR I
Actors in Play during World War I

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Description Gelatin print of Actors in Play during World War I
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1919
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 23328
Notes Image taken on the stage of the Old Masonic Hall in Oshkosh, showing a group of actors in a theatrical production during World War I. The theme is patriotic with the actors dressed as: Liberty; Abraham Lincoln; George Washington; the Spirit of '76; Uncle Sam; Pocahontas; Betsey Ross; a Red Cross nurse; a sailor; two soldiers; and others. Two children hold flags in the center, and a woman at left holds a piece of sheet music titled, "Defenders of the Flag." Possibly a production to raise money for War Bonds or other activities.
Object ID P2005.16.65
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War I
Homefront
Theatrical productions
Actors
Actresses
Patriotism
American Red Cross
Masonic buildings
Stages (Platforms)
Group Photographs
Sheet music covers
War bonds & funds
Title Actors in Play during World War I
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