Recently, when I was browsing through WW1 draft registration cards, I started thinking about the individuals who didn’t serve.
What was the role of the citizens who stayed home? How did they serve their country? What were the different roles in the community?
As examples, I’ve started pinning posters for farming, victory gardens, and rationing.
Besides the roles people fulfilled, I’m also curious of the psychological impact on those that stayed home. Was there guilt, anger, shame, or pride?
I would be interested in talking to anyone else who has these same questions.
Header Image: “An opportunity to show patriotism, 13 Jul 1917” Newspapers.com (http://newspapers.com : 13 Jul 2017), clipped by “jlbartimus.” Originally appeared in The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, Illinois), 13 Jul 1917, Page 3.