Farmerettes Harvesting Peaches, 1917
Photo Credit: National Archives In time of war, American women take over the jobs left vacant by the men fighting on the war front. These jobs include the cultivation and harvesting of crops needed to feed the armed forces, the civilian population, and our allies. In WWI women (farmerettes) of all ages from schools and colleges, from professional and business offices, and from homes in towns and cities joined the farmerettes who came to the aid of farmers in 1917 an 1918. These farmerettes…
Imperial War Museums, UK; Childhood, Culture and the First World War ; Newcastle University
Girl Guides fold and pack laundry into baskets in the United Kingdom during the First World War. Photograph: George P. Lewis, 1914.
THE GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION IN BRITAIN, 1914-1918
A Girl Guide looking out for a message during an exercise in flag communications in the United Kingdom during the First World War.
ANZAC Day Scavenger Hunt
ANZAC Day teaching activity and lesson - must have for 8-11 year olds in Australia and New Zealand classrooms. Great for teaching the meaning of ANZAC day
Orkney Archive - get dusty
Last night the Orkney Library and Archive was the venue for the Election Hustings which were hosted by Radio Orkney. The event was due to take place in the MacGillivray room on the first floor, but our lift broke and seemed as though it was not going to be ready in time. This would not do, as it meant that the first floor was inaccessible to any one who had difficulty negotiating stairs. So, it was decided to hold the hustings in the foyer and close the library early. This meant we had to…