WWI Books and Games

Explore some curated books and games made for children during WWI – and a few made for children today.

Ghosts of Chrismukkahs Past

The word “Chrismukkah” burst into U.S. pop culture in a 2003 episode of “The O.C.”, but the hybrid holiday existed long before the Fox television show ever aired.

Service Flag

The service flag, or the Blue Star flag, is an official banner authorized by the Department of Defense for families who have members serving in the United States Armed Forces.

“Gott mit uns und wir mit ihm!”

During the Great War, “Gott mit uns” (“God is with us”) was the rallying cry of the German military. It reflected deeply-held beliefs by German leadership and the hopes of the German people.

YWCA for United America

Clothed in white robes and arms outstretched, C. Howard Walker’s patriotic, feminine figure stands resolute in her goal to unite immigrant women in the United States of America.

Algerian Spahis in Artois

Spotlight on an illustration by French artist Charles Huard depicting Algerian colonial soldiers known as Spahis.

Basketball and WWI

One of the stars of special exhibition "Entertaining the Troops" is a basketball uniform.

African American Women and WWI

When the United States joined the war in 1917, Americans from all walks of life wanted to “do their bit.” This included African American women, who found a variety of ways to support the war effort