From March 26 to June 26, 2016, the UNE Art Gallery featured an exhibit on the art of Mildred G. Burrage. The exhibit traced the 70 year career of Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983. Born in Portland, Maine, but living later in Kennebunkport and Wiscasset, Mildred traveled the world throughout her life. This catalog highlights her work from the France years, World War I, Maine, her portraits, maps, the American West, Mexico and Guatemala, World War II and ending with her mica paintings. A timeline of Mildred's life and work in also included as well as a list of her exhibitions. Color photographs throughout. Paperback. 56 pgs.
Heavy canvas tote with Maine Historical Society logo (MHS). Reverse side has the text "FOOD: 1. buy it with thought. 2. cook it with care. 3. use less wheat & meat. 4. buy local foods 5. serve just enough. 6. use what is left. Don't Waste It". Tote has side panels and flat bottom making it perfect for carrying groceries! Originally created as a poster by the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, circa 1917, as a way to address the matter of civilian food supply. Good advice that still applies today! Click on image for larger view.
Hand printed by Portland artist Molly Thompson. 100% cotton flour sack towels are 28x28, durable and very absorbant with a hanging loop in the top corner. Assorted colors and flowers. Machine washable and dryer safe.
In "Making the World Safe", historian Julia Irwin offers an insightful account of the American Red Cross, from its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton to its rise as the government's official voluntary aid agency. Equally important, Irwin shows that the story of the Red Cross is simultaneously a story of how Americans first began to see foreign aid as a key element in their relations with the world.
As the American Century dawned, more and more Americans saw the need to engage in world affairs and to make the world a safer place--not by military action but through humanitarian aid. It was a time perfectly suited for the rise of the ARC. Irwin shows how the early and vigorous support of William H. Taft--who was honorary president of the ARC even as he served as President of the United States--gave the Red Cross invaluable connections with the federal government, eventually making it the official agency to administer aid both at home and abroad. Irwin describes how, during World War I, the ARC grew at an explosive rate and extended its relief work for European civilians into a humanitarian undertaking of massive proportions, an effort that was also a major propaganda coup. Irwin also shows how in the interwar years, the ARC's mission meshed well with presidential diplomatic styles, and how, with the coming of World War II, the ARC once again grew exponentially, becoming a powerful part of government efforts to bring aid to war-torn parts of the world. Paperback. 273 pgs.
"Mobilizing Minerva" analyzes the strategies of female physicians, nurses, and women-at-arms who linked military service with the opportunity to achieve professional and civic goals. Since women armed to defend the state during war could also protect themselves, the author argues here that Americans began to focus on women's relationship to violence-both its wielding against women and women's uses of it. Intense discussions of rape, methods of protecting women, and proper gender roles abound as the author draws from rich case studies to show how female thinkers and activists wove wartime choices into long-standing debates about woman suffrage, violence against women, gender based discrimination, and economic parity. Paperback. 244 pgs.
Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will be delighted to see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy, politics, and the world around them. Color photos and images throughout. Hardcover. 96 pgs.
Honoring the working women of World War II, this book includes 3 patriotic paper dolls and 23 full color vintage outfits with fashion notes. Printed in the US.
We know who drove in the rivets on airplane assembly lines during WW II. But what about World War I? Who assembled all those fabric-covered biplanes? Who shaped and filled the millions of cartridges that America sent over to the trenches of Europe? Who made the gas masks to protect American soldiers facing chemical warfare for the first time? Before Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder of WW II fame, this book introduces us to the women of an earlier generation and their valuable contribution to the war effort during WW I. Black and white photographs throughout. Paperback. 240 pgs.