ColtFactory1918
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: http://ctstatelibrary.org/RG103.html archived at Connecticut State Library.

Women at War


BrowningFactory1918
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


Officers of the Boys Battalion 1917
The Loomis School opened in 1914. Twenty-five boarding boys, 12 “day fellows,” five local girls in the Loomis Girls’ Division, and eight students in a part-time cooking class made up the school population. Four decades earlier, five Loomis siblings had founded the vision for the school and recorded their thoughts […]

Friday Find – Loomis Chaffee School Archives