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Catalog Number 1982.144.425
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Print. Black and white photographic print of a window display at the J.L. Hudson Company Department Store. Featured in the window is a large sign signifying Armistice Day, 1943. An American Flag and a branch of Laurel leaves are adjacent to the signage which features an illuminated cross and reads, "Armistice Day, 1943, The 25th anniversary of Armistice Day reminds us not only of our debt to the men and women of World War I but also to those who have paid the last grim measure of devotion to a nation at Pearl Harbor, at Corregidor, on Guadalcanal, in North Africa, on the rugged terrain of Italy, in the airways and waterways of the world. It brings to us a deeper realization of the price of freedom, a renewed determination to do our full part in the war effort. A Plea from the Dead of Salerno (Written by Martin F. Owens of Detroit, in tribute to the heroic war dead of the nation.) A tired moon looked down on Salerno, Where white sands wore splotches of red. The breeze crept the beach at Salerno, And tenderly sang to the dead, Who waded through Hell at Salerno, To bathe in a fury of lead. Sprawled out on the beach at Salerno, Grotesque and pathetic to see, They offered their lives at Salerno, Their youth, and the bright years to be. And Death 'bod them in' at Salerno, That we and the world might be free. Did you have a son at Salerno, Who bathed in the fury of lead? Or do you merely think of Salerno, As a place where some young heroes bled, Who sleep on the hills of Salerno, Awaiting the Call of the Dead? A sad moon looks down on Salerno, Where white crosses gleam in the light, On the whispering hills of Salerno, Dim shadows are restless tonight, And their souls challenge us from Salerno, To fiercely press on with the fight. Copyright 1943, Detroit. Two important, effective ways to re-emphasize your part in the war effort: 1. Give generously to the War Chest. 2. Increase your purchase of War Bonds. The J.L. Hudson Company." Also, signage in the central foreground reads, "Buy U.S. War Savings Bonds, Immediate Delivery, War Bonds, 11th Floor, Woodward, Section D." The date and photographic sequence number are printed on the bottom of the recto, "11-11-43; 18904-2x."
Date 1943
Photographer Hillmer, Davis B.
Neg # 18904-2x
Print size 8.1875" x 10.0625"
Collection Hillmer, Davis B.
Search Terms J.L. Hudson Company
Department Store
World War II
Savings Bonds
Armistice Day