Florida During World War II

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Advertisement for a Sniff Kit

Advertisement for a Sniff Kit

The Sniff Kit is designed to provide an easy and safe method of identifying the five principal gases used in chemical warfare. (Series 419)

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Telegram

Western Union Telegram re: Scrap Rubber

Western Union Telegram re: Scrap Rubber

"One Milton service station received fifteen thousand pounds scrap rubber Monday and Tuesday, and the stretchy stuff is still rolling in by wholesale retail and shirttail." (Series 419)

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Western Union Telegram re: Lights in Jacksonville

Western Union Telegram re: Lights in Jacksonville

"Two American ships were destroyed off the coast opposite Jacksonville Beach Friday night. It is reasonable to assume the submarine was aided by the lights of the amusement concessions." (Series 419)

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Letter

Letter re: Women Drivers and Motorcycle Riders

Letter re: Women Drivers and Motorcycle Riders

"In regard to your telegram, I have at the present time 28 women drivers, most of whom have qualified for First Aid and are taking other necessary courses at this time." (Series 1316)

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Letter from Student at St. Joseph's Academy

Letter from Student at St. Joseph's Academy

"The Sisters took us to the photography studio across from the fort and all of a sudden right over the green, two planes who were stunting bumped into each other tearing the tail off of one and I don’t know what off the other." (Manuscript 82-8)

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Bulletin

Share the Meat for Victory

Save and Serve: Share the Meat for Victory

Agriculture was Florida's primary economic contribution to the war effort. The brochure, Save and Serve: Share the Meat for Victory, encourages farmers to grow, process and store their home meat supply. With recipes for liver pudding and guidelines for how neighbors can form a "Farmer's Beef Club", farmers are encouraged to "aid the war effort, bring victory and write the peace." Bulletin from the Agriculture Extension Service in Gainesville, Florida. (Series 419)

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