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    • Vaccinations - Fosterville (Colored)

    • African Americans; School children; Students; Teenagers; Vaccinations; Preventive medicine
    • Seven African American boys and girls of varying ages display their vaccinations as they stand outdoors against a building. It is assumed that the building is the Fosterville Colored School. Sepia tone.
    • Letter describing Viet-Cong sniper attack

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    • Seven-page letter written by Christopher Ammons recounting a sniper attack on his company the previous day that claimed the lives of four soldiers. While on patrol 6,000 meters southwest of Saigon, Ammons's squad comes under sniper attack, and for...
    • Executive Clemency for John Overton

    • Amnesty; Executive power
    • Certificate of pardon and amnesty for John Overton of Davidson County, Tenn., "for all offences by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said [Rebellion]," under conditions issued by President Andrew Johnson. The...
    • Ryman Auditorium exterior

    • Auditoriums; Concert halls; Historic buildings; Tabernacles (Buildings); Architectural elements
    • Exterior view of the Ryman Auditorium at 5th Avenue North. Pieces of the building's history are clearly visible in the signs and plaques that are affixed to the structure. In view are signs proclaiming "Grand Ole Opry House," "WSM Grand Ole...
    • Tammany Hall, New York City

    • Awards; Rewards of Merit; Political parties; Partisan politics; Political organizations; Political patronage; Municipal government
    • A pen and ink drawing of Tammany Hall in New York City. The three-story building is located on a street corner. The inscription reads: "Tammany Hall, New York City, where Andrew Jackson attended a public dinner on February 23, 1819. Collection of...
    • The Shower Room

    • Barbed wire; Bathtubs & showers; Pipes (Conduits)
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the showers at the POW camp. On the top of the image, he has written, "For 'cleanliness is next to godliness.'" Underneath the drawing, he has mentioned that the shower room is...
    • Thoughts of One Far Better

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Houses; Fantasy
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of a prisoner who is imagining a better place - a house to live in, rather than a German POW camp. Mitchener writes, "There are sundry others - space dictates - - and lack of...
    • The Stump Puller

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Military personnel; Tree stumps; Trees; Fences
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of two men trying to remove tree stumps from the ground at the prison camp. He has written, "In order that there be parade grounds" on the top of the page. Underneath the drawing,...
    • C'est le Guerre

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Military personnel; War; Fighting; Firearms
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the prisoners and guards seeking cover in a trench; several German guards are pictured shooting guns. Mitchener writes, "Near Priebus, second nite out ---C'est le guerre [It's war] - Down the road, rattled a...
    • The Heater

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Playing cards; Stoves; Tables; Stools
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of a group of prisoners who are passing time by playing cards. They are sitting next to a heating stove that, according to Mitchener, has a six-foot radius. He writes,"There's at...
    • Resting a Bit

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Windows; Rugs; Furniture
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a bedroom in what appears to be a private home. One prisoner can be seen by the bed, resting. Mitchener writes,"About thirteen hours later & 29 km. -- 'Resting a Bit' - In the hamlet of Freiwaldau, the caravan...
    • The Address

    • Barbed wire; Ships; Military personnel; Prisoners; Public speaking
    • This page in Mitchener's diary includes a drawing of an old ship, the "Santa Maria," on which he has written, "Promise of the Future." Underneath, he has drawn a picture of a prisoner on stage, Colonel Darr H. Alkire, C.O. Stalag Luft III, West...
    • 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...
    • Somewhere There's Freedom

    • Barbed wire; Torches; Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Reflections; Crowns; Fantasy
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II includes a drawing of the Statue of Liberty. On the top of the page he has written,"Maybe not in reality - but in every dream - "Underneath this heading, he has drawn a picture of a man dreaming...

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