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    • Russian submachine gun

    • Submachine guns--Russia (Federation); World War, 1939-1945--Equipment & supplies; Arms & armament
    • World War II-era gun. Etched into butt of gun: "Tours."
    • Ca. 1940
    • Grade I tires

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Oil wells; Automobiles; Consumer rationing
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon shows a "B" bookholder looking at new tires on a car with Louisiana oil wells in the background. Margin of cartoon shows editorial marks.
    • Ca. 1940
    • How lucky we are!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Consumer rationing; Seafood industry--Louisiana; Triton (Greek mythology); Seafood; Family
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon features King Triton presenting a plate of Louisiana seafood to a family. The father of the family reads a newspaper announcing "meat to be rationed."
    • Ca. 1945
    • No duds from here please!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Consumer rationing; Housewives; Soldiers--American--1940-1950; Bombs; Kitchens
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon depicts a soldier saying, "Those axis murderers will think I'm dropping a fire cracker instead of a block buster." A housewife looks on, horrified. The side of the...
    • Ca. 1945
    • Give the axis the V sign, girls!

    • World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons; New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers; Political cartoons; Women; Defense industry; Airplanes; Airplane propellers; Labor supply; Clothing & dress
    • World War II-era editorial cartoon, published in New Orleans newspaper. Cartoon depicts a female worker holding an airplane propeller. A flag reads, "15,000 women wanted to train for New Orleans war industries." Airplanes fly overhead.
    • Ca. 1945
    • Horse-drawn ambulance

    • Ambulances--1910-1920; World War, 1914-1918--Equipment & supplies; Carts & wagons
    • World War I-era ambulance cart.
    • Ca. 1915
    • Trench mortar

    • Mortars (Ordnance)--History; World War, 1914-1918--Equipment & supplies
    • World War I trench mortar.
    • Ca. 1914
    • Jean Baptiste Wiltz

    • Wiltz, Jean Baptiste--Pictorial works; Military officers; Mobile (Ala.)--History--Siege, 1780; Rifles; Militias; Ducks; Hunting
    • Wiltz was a sergeant in the New Orleans Battalion of the provincial militia, participated in the Siege of Mobile under Galvez. He holds a flint-lock musket.
    • ca. 1815
    • Sword and scabbard

    • Daggers & swords; Arms & armament
    • Weapons with a long curved blade typical of a cavalry weapon.
    • Ca. 1830
    • Letter, Jonathan A. Watkins, New Orleans, La., to Abraham Lincoln

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Slavery
    • Watkins writes to Abraham Lincoln, urging a convention to decide the issue of slavery permanently, and defending the institution on grounds of political unity and practical economy.
    • 1861-01-25
    • Colonel James B. Walton

    • Mexican War, 1846-1848; Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.); Confederate States of America--Officers; Oil paintings; Military uniforms; Clothing & dress
    • Walton was an officer in the Washington Artillery, served in the Mexican War, and in the Confederate army in the Civil War.
    • 1861
    • Cane with concealed sword

    • Daggers & swords; Ellison, Joseph--Relics; Ellison, William P.--Relics; Arms & armament; Secrecy; Staffs (Sticks)
    • Walking stick with a small sword hidden in the handle, once owned by Joseph and William P. Ellison, two of the founders of the Comus & Pickwick clubs.
    • Ca. 1900
    • Walking stick

    • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893--Relics; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Staffs (Sticks); Flagpoles; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
    • Walking stick owned by General P. G. T. Beauregard, made from a captured Union flagstaff from the First Battle of Manassas, inscribed "Battle of Manasas Plains, To General Beauregard from S.C." 
    • Ca. 1865
    • Letter, [Francis] W. Waldo, Boston, Boston, [Mass.], to [Thomas A. Perkins?]

    • New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815; United States--History--War of 1812; Perkins, Thomas A.--Correspondence
    • Waldo, a prominent British merchant, explains that after a thorough search, they were unable to find Worrell's paper. He describes how the money from Parsons was distributed. There was a report that their [European] commissions were embarked for...
    • 1815-02-04
    • Major General Andrew Jackson

    • Engravings; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845--Portraits; Generals--American--1810-1820; Military uniforms--United States--1810-1820
    • Waist-length portrait of Major General Andrew Jackson in military uniform with general's epaulets. He is shown in near three-quarter view facing left.
    • [ca. 1819]
    • The Eureka

    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Manpower; Shipbuilding industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; Higgins Industries--History; Shipbuilding--Periodicals; War...
    • Volume 2, Number 7 of the employee newsletter of Higgins Industries, Inc. Features stories about Higgins boats and their use in the war, advertisements to buy war bonds, photographs of employees, etc.
    • 1943-07
    • The Prison Times

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th; Fort Delaware (Del.); Prison periodicals--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
    • Volume 1, number 1 of "Prison Times," published by J. W. Hibbs, captain, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and written by Hibbs and other Confederate prisoners at Fort Delaware, Del., in April 1865. Two page folio sheet, written by hand.
    • 1865-04-08
    • Place D'Armes

    • Military parades & ceremonies; Jackson Square (New Orleans, La.); St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans, La.); New Orleans (La.). Cabildo
    • View of the Place D'Armes, Jackson Square, with a miltary parade.
    • Ca. 1803

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