Walter C. Lamkins panels
After soldiers of the Great War returned home in early 1919, the United States government, state governments, and local institutions began  commemorating the valiant efforts the men and women took to protect the nation. Throughout the nation, memorials such as statues, plaques, buildings, and signs were built to remember these brave […]

Memorial Window Dedicated to Fallen Hartford Soldier

General view of a section of the Colt’s automatic firearms plant in Hartford, where many American women took the places of men who had joined the services, April 1918. Image source: Imperial War Museum. Finding-Aid: archived at Connecticut State Library.

Women at War

Workers making Browning machine guns at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company at New Haven (Connecticut), 6 April 1918. Part of the workforce were Yale alumni: Arthur Huntington Gulliver, B.A. 1877. Born December 13, 1856, in Norwich, Conn. Died April 12, 1942, in Framingham, Mass. lived in Norwich 1911-29, insurance and […]

New Haven’s Home Front Manufacturing