Historical Consulting

Need ideas to develop a WWII display or need ideas for your museum?  Need 1920s – 1950s era  props for a period film or theatrical production?  We can help.

We offer the following services:

Research – Need props for a specific year? Our library of consists of hundreds of period books and publications, as well as collections of original photographs and paperwork.  We have rooms of original uniforms, gear, equipment, and personal items.  If that’s not enough, we’re conveniently located within a two hours drive of the National Archives. 

Theatrical Advisor – Need costumes for South Pacific or Carousel? Not sure where to start?  Our staff is happy to offer a free hour consultation to get you started in the right direction.

Custom Prop Development – Need a reproduction of something that’s unfindable? Looking for a story-specific prop?   We can make anything from customized paperwork, tickets, matches and “pocket trash” to boxes, crates, and store front displays.   We can also also create customized, fictitious “period-esque” posters, advertising and packaging.  Hourly rates start at $25.  Please contact us for more details.


Theater and Movie Credentials

The WWII Soldier has supplied reenactors, museums, film productions and theaters all over the world.

Denise Deems (IMDb) holds a Bachelors of Arts from York College of PA and an MFA from Full Sail University.  She’s supplied props to three major motion picture and a network TV show.  In addition, she’s worked with several theater companies in various capacities for over a decade, including Acting, Directing, Music, Sets, Props, and Costuming.  For more about Denise, visit her website. denisedeems.com

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