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Blacks in Galesburg & Knox County - Women on the Home Front

'Colored Workers at The Shop', pictured in Knox County, Illinois, The Honor Roll 1917-1918-1919, Wagoner Printing, Galesburg, IL, 1920.

"The Shop" apparently refers to the Knox County Red Cross Canteen. The Canteen operated from headquarters in the Armory on Broad Street in Galesburg and provided shelter, comfort and warm meals to soldiers traveling to and from postings.

Image: 'Colored Workers at the Shop'

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