On the Home Front
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Most Oregonians have never experienced
the home front challenges and sacrifices associated with a world war.
Those who lived during World War I were the first in the history of the
state to respond to "total war." Their stories are at once
familiar and foreign. This section shows some of the changes that war
brought to Oregon's homes, schools, and communities.
View The draft board
wants to see you
View To be an
View Protecting the
View Oregon's new
the "venereal menace"
and inflation hit hard
becomes second nature
Oregon's war economy
View The Red Cross
at the center of it
View War drives
and campaigns tap the state
View "Libraries for
our soldiers and sailors"
View Boys and
girls pitch in too!
View College campuses mobilize for war
View War triggers social
and cultural change
About the images
From top to bottom: A "Mad Brute" German in an American
propaganda poster; the little boy Vartan was the poster child for a relief
this 83 year old woman participated in a library book drive; a female home
defense volunteer shown in a poster.