Navy enlistees go through abandoning ship exercises at Navy Pier, 1942, Chicago
Female steel workers at US Steel, South Works, 1941, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
War Bond banners on State Street, 1942, Chicago.
"On to Tokio…"
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