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Women in World War I -- Resources at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Resources at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Collage of photos and objects related to women's service during World War One

The objects highlighted below are held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) 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 pieces of art in this section show women in a variety of roles during the war. Also included are medals that feature allegorical female figures, typically representing a country such as France.