Posts tagged wwII

A lone protestor pickets outside the draft registration office in the Loop, 1948, Chicago

A lone protestor pickets outside the draft registration office in the Loop, 1948, Chicago

Messages to travellers on the opposite east and west walls of Union Station, 1943, Chicago. Jack Delano

The Canal Street Side: For Us, Bonds

The Clinton Street Side: For Them, Bombs

During WW II’s cigarette shortage, Maurice’s Restaurant, at 175 W Madison, helped the cause by giving out free smokes to patrons - but only take one!, 1945, Chicago. 

During WW II’s cigarette shortage, Maurice’s Restaurant, at 175 W Madison, helped the cause by giving out free smokes to patrons - but only take one!, 1945, Chicago. 

Taking inventory at Amertorp, aka Torpedo Town, 1943, Chicago (Forest Park).

Taking inventory at Amertorp, aka Torpedo Town, 1943, Chicago (Forest Park).

Four boys recreate the iconic photo taken at Iwo Jima, 1945, Chicago.
The photo, which can be viewed at the Pritzker Military Museum, was taken at Hubbard and Rush.

Four boys recreate the iconic photo taken at Iwo Jima, 1945, Chicago.

The photo, which can be viewed at the Pritzker Military Museum, was taken at Hubbard and Rush.

The Carson Pirie Scott Building (Sullivan Center), decorated to celebrate the end of WW II, 1945, Chicago.

The Carson Pirie Scott Building (Sullivan Center), decorated to celebrate the end of WW II, 1945, Chicago.

View of the skyline from the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Sable, 1943, Chicago.

View of the skyline from the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Sable, 1943, Chicago.

An on-leave serviceman and his date take a break from a dance at Fullerton Beach, 1943, Chicago.

An on-leave serviceman and his date take a break from a dance at Fullerton Beach, 1943, Chicago.

Training at the Naval Station Great Lakes, 1942, Chicago

A soldier on leave builds sand castles with a volunteer at the servicemen’s center, Fullerton Ave Beach, 1943, Chicago.

A soldier on leave builds sand castles with a volunteer at the servicemen’s center, Fullerton Ave Beach, 1943, Chicago.

V-J Day, State Street, 1945, Chicago.

V-J Day, State Street, 1945, Chicago.

The SS South American, a Great Lakes Cruise Liner, repurposed for the war effort, docked at Navy Pier, 1944, Chicago

The SS South American, a Great Lakes Cruise Liner, repurposed for the war effort, docked at Navy Pier, 1944, Chicago

War Bond banners on State Street, 1942, Chicago.
"On to Tokio…"

War Bond banners on State Street, 1942, Chicago.

"On to Tokio…"

Obey Your Air Raid Warden, 1942, Chicago.

8) Help all the kiddies…

Lena Horne entertains African American troops at the Servicemen’s Center, Fullerton and Lakeshore Drive, 1944, Chicago.

Lena Horne entertains African American troops at the Servicemen’s Center, Fullerton and Lakeshore Drive, 1944, Chicago.