Resources at Anacostia Community Museum

The objects highlighted below are held by the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum and represent only a preliminary survey of the museum's holdings that are related to women in World War I.  Please also keep in mind that we have a very broad definition of what constitutes women's involvement in the war.

The photos in this section come from family collections and offer a glimpse into what it was like for families to have a loved one go off to war.

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.