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Chelsea Retirement Community

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World War I Centennial Commemoration Project
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Photos and Documents
Postcards
Newspapers

Photo taken in 1919, women in the photo unknown.

Photo taken in 1919, women in the photo unknown.

The photos included here are a part of the Chelsea Retirement Community’s Heritage Room, where CRC presents its history and the history of its residents. Chelsea Retirement Community was founded in 1906 and the Heritage Room includes documents and photographs of the Retirement Community from its beginning up to today. Residents have also donated pieces of their family history throughout the years.In the Library’s search for photos and documents from World War I, CRC generously opened its Heritage Room for us to explore. The pieces included here are the photos and documents that included a date confirming they are from the World War I era. Unfortunately there were many beautiful photos that we found but could not confirm their date.

If you are interested in learning more about the Chelsea Retirement Community’s Heritage Room, check out CRC’s website at http://umrc.com/about/heritage-room-museum.

Of the photos below, some do not have information about the subjects in the photo. If you recognize someone or have information about these photos, contact Sarah Conrad at sconrad@chelseadistrictlibrary.org

Durand Michigan-July 23, 1919.

Durand Michigan-July 23, 1919.

Two receipts for school tuition payment from Asenath Porritt.

Two receipts for school tuition payment from Asenath Porritt.

A Christmas souvenir booklet from a school in Oakland County-December 1916.

A Christmas souvenir booklet from a school in Oakland County-December 1916.

Enlistment Record for Edward Weisinger.

Enlistment Record for Edward Weisinger.

Honorable Discharge for Edward Weisinger.

Honorable Discharge for Edward Weisinger.

Mason's Certificate for Edward Weisinger.

Mason’s Certificate for Edward Weisinger.

A postcard to Ada Betts- March 1, 1915.

A postcard to Ada Betts- March 1, 1915.

A postcard to Ada Betts-January 1915.

A postcard to Ada Betts-January 1915.

A postcard to Ada Betts-Christmas 1918.

A postcard to Ada Betts-Christmas 1918.

A postcard to Ada Dibden-Easter 1916.

A postcard to Ada Dibden-Easter 1916.

A postcard to Mr. and Mrs. Betts-1918.

A postcard to Mr. and Mrs. Betts-1918.

A postcard to Reverend Dibden-1918.

A postcard to Reverend Dibden-1918.

A postcard to Ada Betts-New Year-1915.

A postcard to Ada Betts-New Year-1915.

A postcard to Mrs. Dibden-July 1917.

A postcard to Mrs. Dibden-July 1917.

A postcard from Minnie Quigley-March 10, 1917.

A postcard from Minnie Quigley-March 10, 1917.

A newspaper article from the Evening Record-April 18, 1917.

A newspaper article from the Evening Record-April 18, 1917.

The front page of the Illinoian Star-March 31, 1917.

The front page of the Illinoian Star-March 31, 1917.

The front page of the Illinoian Star-April 2, 1917.

The front page of the Illinoian Star-April 2, 1917.

Pages from the Stars and Stripes Newspaper-March 22, 1918.

Pages from the Stars and Stripes Newspaper-March 22, 1918.

Pages from the Stars and Stripes Newspaper-March 22, 1918.

Pages from the Stars and Stripes Newspaper-March 22, 1918.

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This Project is a Partnership with:

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This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.