Stamps from a World War II-era ration booklet issued to Vincent J. Graziano of North Hollywood, circa early 1940s. The stamps were traded for such scarce commodities as sugar, butter, coffee and beef steak. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
The campus newspaper at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), the Daily Sundial, ran this front-page illustration in the shape of a helmeted soldier in October 1969. Within the silhouette of the soldier's head is newsprint; the articles chosen represent those concerning Vietnam War dead from Southern California. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Printed image of a bird in hand with the words "Friendship and Love," found in the diary of James F. Dargan, circa 1862-1863. Dargan served as a Union solder in the US Civil War, and kept a diary which includes descriptions of his enlistment, camp life, gossip about fellow soldiers, and military discipline. Scattered throughout the diary are lines of verse, original sketches, clippings, pressed flowers, ribbons, cards, and other ephemera. Civil War Narratives Digital Collections.