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Man Looks for Work, World War I, November 15, 1917

Man Looks for Work, 1917
New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B1_F20_Fisher
 
Document Description
Edwin Fisher asks the State Defense Council where he can work to help the war effort, November 15, 1917.
 

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Historical Context
During the First World War, the American shipping industry was of vital importance.  In addition to carrying soldiers overseas, ships were also utilized to transport supplies and munitions to keep soldiers and support units fully equipped.

This letter was written by a man inquiring about employment at the shipbuilding plant mentioned in the clipping attached to the upper left corner of the letter.
 

 

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