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    • West Tennessee District Fair Western State Hospital booth

    • Quilts; Furniture; Rugs; Exhibit booths
    • Western State Hospital Occupational Therapy Unit's booth at the West Tennessee District Fair. The booth shows a number of craft items including applique quilts, furniture, wall hangings, lamps, baskets, and brooms.
    • U.S. Quartermaster warehouse

    • Soldiers; Military uniforms; Warehouses
    • U.S. Quartermaster warehouse in Nashville. Men, including several African Americans, can be seen in open warehouse doors. The Capitol and several downtown buildings stand silhouetted in the background.
    • Time marches on

    • Calendars; Music; Soldiers; Armistices; Arms & armament; Minstrel shows; Music; Track athletics; Doves
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows calendar images, each with a particular date enlarged and circled. He has drawn images next to the calendar pages, including a picture of a track and field athlete, a soldier, a minstrel...
    • Theodore Thomas Orchestra benefit at the Union Gospel Tabernacle

    • Orchestras; Concerts; Auditoriums; Concert halls; Historic buildings; Tabernacles (Buildings)
    • Interior image of the Union Gospel Tabernacle including the audience and the Theodore Thomas Orchestra performing at a benefit staged by the Ladies' Hermitage Association to fund the preservation of The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson.
    • The Old Contraband

    • Sheet music covers; Music title pages; Songs; Ballads; Minstrel shows
    • Sheet music, consisting of six pages, with an etching of an "African-American" representing the "Old Contraband." The composers are listed on the front cover.
    • The Kitchen

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Stoves; Kitchens; Pots & pans
    • This page in Mitchener's diary includes a drawing of the kitchen, in which a large cooking stove is pictured. On top of this image, he has written a number of commonly used phrases, including,"shut the d - ' door!" and "The skillet's dirty again!"...
    • The Food Closet

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Drinking vessels; Pitchers
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the food closet. A number of cups are hanging from the wall, and a pitcher is on the floor. Mitchener writes, "As you enter the room - life's sustinence (sic) compartment...The...
    • The Confederate Souvenir

    • Patent medicines; Pamphlets; Leaflets; Government officials; Advertising; Promotional materials
    • Brochure advertising a patent medicine named "Taylor's Cherokee Remedy." Included in the booklet are line drawings of major Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. Also included are several poems and...
    • The Classroom

    • Barbed wire; Tables; Stools; Blackboards; Prisoners; Military personnel; Books
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of a POW writing lessons on a chalkboard or blackboard. Above the blackboard, Mitchener has written,"For the sake of knowledge - to ward off monotony." He has listed a number of...
    • The blue & the gray

    • Civil wars; Military officers; Generals; Peace; Surrenders; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
    • Cover depicts Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee, in uniform, shaking hands, with the slogan "Let us have peace" printed above them. The remains of the battlefield are shown on the ground around them, including cannon, flags, and a drum.
    • The Block

    • Barbed wire; Barracks
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of wooden barrack #170. Mitchener describes his quarters as including ten rooms, housing 8-14 men each. He writes,"Constructed of wood, plaster, and tarpaper - a few bolts - a...


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