World War II New Jersey

Learn about wartime New Jersey by exploring items children encountered on the WWII home front. Ration coupons, advertisements, a draft letter, and a child's gas mask are just a few of the artifacts to explore.

3rd War Loan pamphlet, US Treasury, side 1, 1943

War Ration Book No.3 with ration tickets interior, 1943

Jacket of Private First Class Francis X Phair, enlisted in 1941

General Electric ad, Look Magazine, 1942

CDC Air Raid Warden arm band, 19-

3rd War Loan pamphlet, US Treasury, side 2, 1943

WAAC officer recruitment ad, Look Magazine, 1942

War Ration Wallet and contents, 1942

Draft letter, Harry Dale Leazenby, 1945

A&P Victory Garden ad, 1944

WAVES officer recruitment pamphlet, 1943

The Homefront: Second Line of Defense pamphlet exterior, 19-

American Red Cross blood donor card, 1944

Childs gas mask and carrying bag, 19-

Letter to Sweetheart from Alden Smith 1944

War Ration Book No.3 with ration tickets exterior, 1943

The Homefront: Second Line of Defense pamphlet interior, 19-

Postcard of soldier drills in Princeton, NJ, 19-

CDC Air Raid Warden certification and insignia, 1944