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  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects
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    • Back to the Wars

    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American; cannons
    • Newspaper photograph and caption about the donation of a German cannon to the scrap metal drive during World War II. The cannon sat on the courthouse lawn for more than 20 years.
    • Synthetic rubber production began here last September

    • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Petroleum industry; Factories; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American;
    • Newspaper photograph and caption: "First plant to begin operation in Lake Charles after the beginning of World War II was this modern synthetic rubber plant operated by the Firestone Tire and Rubber company, pioneers in the development of a...
    • Rubber drive

    • World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American; Scrap drives--Louisiana--Lake Charles--1940-1950; Salvage--Louisiana--Lake Charles--1940-1950
    • Caption by Maude Reid: "As part of the drive for old rubber, this filling station, southwest corner Broad and Ford streets, not only collected old tires, but on the line strung from the light post to the station discarded rubber aprons, gloves,...
    • Higgins boat

    • Higgins Industries--History; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States; Defense industry; Shipbuilding industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History; Boats
    • A Higgins boat in the water.
    • Mcguire memorandum

    • Higgins, Andrew Jackson, 1886-1952--Correspondence; Higgins Industries--History; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States; Defense industry; Shipbuilding industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History
    • Memo citing Major General Holland Smith's praise of the Higgins boat.
    • Letter, A. J. Higgins to J. K. Byrne

    • Higgins Industries--History; Byrne, J. K.--Correspondence; Defense industry; Shipbuilding industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States
    • Letter discusses the Higgins production rate and government support of Higgins.
    • City turns out to greet stars here to climax war bond Sales

    • Jones, Louise Gambrell Boyer--Portraits; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American; Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978--Portraits; Zorina, Vera--Portraits; Day, Laraine, 1920- --Portraits; Devine, Andy, 1905-1977--Portraits
    • Newspaper photograph and caption about a war bond benefit. Vera Zorina, Governor Sam H. Jones, Laraine Day, Moss Watkins, Mrs. Sam H. Jones, and Andy Devine are pictured.
    • A Demonstration lesson in cooking

    • World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American; Reid, Maude, 1882-1978--Portraits; Home economics; Cookery; Girls; Women; Clothing & dress; Stoves; Central School (Lake Charles,...
    • A cooking demonstration for the Health for Victory Club at Central School. Right to left are: Maude Reid, school nurse; Marguerite Castille, 7A grade, Home Economics pupil; Celeste Thibeaux [Thibadeaux?]; and Ruth Landry, home economists of the...
    • Higgins boat

    • Higgins Industries--History; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States; Defense industry; Shipbuilding industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History; Boats; Photography
    • Three men riding a Higgins boat through the water. One man is taking a photograph.
    • Sarah Cox and Thelma Ryan

    • World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--American; Welding; Vocational education
    • Newspaper photograph and caption: "Sarah Cox (left) and Thelma Ryan, first women welding students at the Southwest Louisiana Trade school here, demonstrate the proper way to 'strike an arc' and 'run a bead' (above picture) and then show an American...
    • A record unequaled

    • Higgins Industries--History; Defense industry; Shipbuilding Industry--Louisiana--New Orleans--History; World War, 1939-1945--Economic & industrial aspects--United States
    • Copy of an editorial from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, August 9, 1943 commending Higgins Industries for its service.

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