To find all images in the CHO database relating to war,
perform a simple search for the word war. If you arent
interested in war memorials, you may want to restrict your search
by searching for war NOT monument. Be sure to indicate
that you want this to be a Boolean search in the Search
By box at the right bu selecting Boolean from
the pull-down menu.
If you are interested in a particular war, try
a keyword search using the name of the war in which you are interested,
for example Civil War or World War II.
This will find images specifically associated with these wars.
Another approach would be to return to the section of the journey
dealing with the war youre interested in. Open the Full
Record for one of the images. Towards the bottom of the
record, you should find the name of the war listed as a subject
heading. By clicking on this subject heading, you will find other
records relating to the same war.
If you are interested in images of the home front
during a particular war, limit your search by date. This will
find images from the period during which the war was taking place,
including those that do not directly relate to the war itself.
They may help you understand peoples lives during these
periods. To limit your search by date, click on Limit
and then select Range. Type in the start and end dates
of the war youre looking for, for example 1861
and 1865 for the Civil War. Be sure to set the limits
BEFORE you construct the search itself. Setting the limits will
wipe out your prior search.
You may also find war-related subjects by browsing
the subject index. Go to Browse by Subject. Under
War you will find headings such as War bonds
War memorials War rallies and warships.
Click on any subject heading to see the related records. Other
good areas to browse for material of this sort include Armed
forces Army Navy and so on.
Although most of the images in CHO are images OF
Connecticut, you will find a few war-related images depicting
Connecticut troops in other locations such as Civil War camps