Flyer for the "Lindbergh Anti-war Rally" held at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, circa 1940. The America First Committee was founded in September, 1940, by Yale students, including future President Gerald Ford and future U. S. Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

They Got the Blame: The Story of Scapegoats in History, 1942. Booklet by Kenneth M. Gould, Association Press: New York, 1942; Copyright by the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' Community Relations Committee Collection. In Our Own Backyard Digital Exhibit.

On September 26, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit Communists and members of the German-American Bund and other organizations from working on national-defense contracts. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

Wake up America! Let freedom ring. Brochure of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights Inc. First organized in 1933 to boycott German imports. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles' Community Relations Committee Collection.

The purpose of the "Subversive Activities in America First Committee" report, prepared by the Americanism Committee of the American Legion, 17th District, California, was to describe the results of the investigation into suspicions that the America First organization had been infiltrated by Nazi sympathizers and/or agents. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

You can't do businiess with Hitler. This book was written by Rhodes Scholar Douglas Phillips Miller, featuring cover art by James Montgomery Flagg. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

Eddie Cantor, 1940s. Although Eddie Cantor was best-known for his comedic acting and singing on radio, stage, screen, and television, he was also devoted to a number of social and political causes. He was the first president of the Screen Actors Guild and among the founding members of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945.

Portrait of L. C. Brand, circa 1910. Brand came to California in 1886 and started the Los Angeles Abstract Company with Edwin Sargent. He and Henry E. Huntington formed the San Fernando Valley Land and Development Company. Brand was president of the Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad Company which provided connections from Los Angeles to Glendale with extensions to Burbank, Pasadena, and Griffith Park. Glendale Central Public Library. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

Mrs. Martha McClure, the first president of the Mother's Club of Marian, 1918. The Club was formed May 2, 1918 with the stated purpose, "to be of patriotic service, to become a center for broader social life and work unitedly for the advancement of both school and community." In 1922, the town of Marian changed its name to present-day Reseda and the club became known as the Reseda Woman's Club. Reseda Woman's Club Collection, 1918-1987. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

"Since Dec. 7," enemy propaganda in Southern California, Report No. 2, 1942. The second report issued by the Americanism Committee of the American Legion in Southern California, "Since Dec. 7" sheds light on the type of propaganda disseminated in the region, specifically in the time frame following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection. In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California.

african-american women, dressed up to go out, circa 1940

Shredded Wheat war ad #1940 #history #ancestry #WWII

Listening To Radio [1940]

The Victory Girls Gas Station in Los Angeles, CA - 1942

1940´s. Women Pilots in WW2

Harlem, New York City 1940. Taken by Martine Barrat

1940's. U.S. WWII photo booth

"Soldiers In Housedresses - You deserve a nation's praise."

"Back Home For Keeps"...the returning soldier was a popular theme in WWII era advertising ~ ad for 'Community' tableware, 1943.