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New MPL Digital Collection: World War I Military Portraits

By Kristina G on Jul 28, 2014 1:22 PM

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Milwaukee Public Library is pleased to present its newest digital image collection!

World War I Military Portraits is comprised of more than 32,000 photographs, typewritten volumes, and service records. The items were compiled from collections of the American War Mothers Milwaukee County Chapter and the Milwaukee County Council of Defense. These items contain a wealth of genealogical information and provide a candid look into soldiers’ ideas and perceptions of the First World War.

The World War I Military Portraits digital collection brings online access to one of the library’s most highly used research collections. The current digital collection represents the majority of the service records but is continuously growing, so stop back and see what new records become available!

Access the World War I Military Portraits digital collection by clicking here: http://content.mpl.org/cdm/search/collection/WWI



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