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    • 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...
    • The Front Door

    • Barbed wire; Barracks; Rooms & spaces; Doors & doorways
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the interior of a POW barrack. A row of doors can be seen. Mitchener has written, "On the left - the 'little girls' room' - as you enter...The Front Door. The hall is swept, at...
    • The Washroom

    • Barbed wire; Bathrooms
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows three sinks in a bathroom at the POW camp. On the top of the page, he writes, "Pursuit of the daily 'facial'--" Underneath the picture, he has written, "'Thru these pipes pass the coldest water in Germany.'...
    • 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...
    • News Room

    • Barbed wire; Maps
    • This page includes a drawing of a newsroom. Mitchener has drawn a world map that is posted on a blackboard. Underneath the title, "News Room," he has listed three categories: "Latest News," "From the Front," and "Kriege Rules." The "Latest News"...
    • 12 and 3 equals 15

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Bulletin boards; Luggage; Overcrowding
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows three more men being added to his POW camp quarters in room five, even though there is not enough space. Mitchener lists their names, which are John R. Hanzlik [Pennsylvania], John F. Hodges (Tennessee) and...
    • 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...
    • Nan Ross standing in front of a Crazy quilt

    • Families; Quilts; Women
    • Nan Ross standing in front of a Crazy quilt. The quilt was made between February and December 1898 by Nan, Mattie, and Sue Ross and their mother Elizabeth Charles Ross. It has the marriage date of Tom and Elizabeth Ross as well as the initials of...
    • Busy Corner

    • Privies; Bathrooms; Barbed wire
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the toilet facilities at the camp. On the top of the page, he has written, "The Germans had a name for it. 'Abort' ---" Underneath the drawing, he has written, "Busy Corner (3...
    • Theatre Entertainment

    • Programs; Holidays; Theatrical productions; Christmas carols
    • This is another page of the Christmas program that was given to the POWs at Stalag Luft III in 1944. It includes the lyrics to "Silent Night" and a schedule of the theatrical entertainment from Dec. 20-Dec. 23. Some of the events include "Holiday...
    • Butterfly quilt detail

    • Quilting; Quilts; Sewing
    • Close-up view of an area of a Butterfly quilt, showing details of the appliqued butterflies.
    • Butterfly quilt

    • Quilts; Quilting
    • Large Butterfly quilt hanging from a clothesline. The quilt has alternating blocks of light and dark green set on point, so they appear as diamonds. A butterfly with brown-and-tan-checked wings is appliqued within each light green square.
    • Dresden Plate quilt

    • Quilts; Quilting
    • Dresden Plate quilt hanging from a clothesline. The quilt has a purple border and the pattern repeats across four columns.
    • Alvin C. York story -- drawing a bead

    • Rural areas; Country life; Rifles
    • A man in hat and glasses is lying on the ground holding a rifle, with the barrel of the rifle resting on a log. A second man is sitting to his left with a long straight stick in his left hand. Eight other men and boys also appear in the photograph...
    • Alvin C. York story -- another tries his hand

    • Rural areas; Country life; Rifles
    • A man wearing a hat is lying on the ground holding a rifle, the barrel of which rests on a log. Another man stands to his left. Jesse Lasky is among the ten other men and boys who also appear in the photograph.

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