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A group of WWII personal identification documents and related materials

about 1945

Accession Number


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Special collections

WW II era personal identification documents:
a Ministry of Food general ration from 1945/46 book with printed document on rationing of clothing and footwear and small American flag; identity card and certificate of registration; a National Registration Identity Card and a Certificate of Registration.
Four photographs:
Martha Cotton and colleague in a van distributing coffee and donuts to American troops in England.
Ernestine Cotton receiving a bouquet of flowers from two children at the dedication of the the Home for Bombed-Out Children.
Group photo commemorating the opening of the orphanage.
Group photo including John Winant and Lady Astor.
Programme of the assignment of the Freedom of the Borough to John Winant, American ambassador.
Booklet on the Battle of Britain (published 1941).


Pencil inscriptions on reverse of photos


Martha Cotton, Belmont, MA; 2012, gift of Martha Cotton to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Martha Cotton