Monday, August 29, 2011

Doughboys with a tie


I don't see many Great War photos with an American soldier wearing a tie. Especially such a wide one. He is wearing M1910 leggings so it does put him the WWI era.

Here is a doughboy with a more respectable tie. He is wearing M1917 leggings while the soldier to his right has M1910 Leggings on. Both cards are undated and printed in America.

Franco-Prusian War Memorial

A group in front of a memorial to the 5th Army Corps battles during the Franco-Prussian War. The chalkboard sign dates this to 1914.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Eight different uniforms

An undated card with eight different uniforms including a musician with his swallowtails.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fernsprech Abteilung 20


Six members of a telephone division laying some wire in 1918. One soldier has a cable fork (Drahtgabel) used to place the wire up high.

Fähnrich

An Ensign Warrant Officer I (Fähnrich) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Souvenir de Orleans



Marceau and friends by access corridor 1.

Ausmarsch

A member of the 5. Badisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 113.

Souvenir of Captivity


The camp at Heidelberg was one of 73 for officers in Germany.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Daniel in France





Two from Daniel, a Sergeant in the Medical Corps, sent from from France after the war.

Friday, August 19, 2011

126th Field Hospital


A group from the 126th Field Hospital on occupation duty in Germany after the war.

"First Class Privet"


J. E. Connon writing to his uncle from Vancouver Washington in 1917.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ray lives in Portland

No indication which Portland brother Will's boy is from. He is wearing a campaign hat with a branch of service lanyard. The army officially adopted the Montana Peak design campaign hat in 1911.

Todesangst bruderschaft

Four members of the brotherhood in the ruins.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Columbus Barracks




Two from Ray to Mrs. Mary Ernest. The postmark most likely puts him at the Columbus Barracks, a recruitment intake and training facility.

Coney Island Air Corps


Another card from the same studio dated 1918 can be found here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our tractors

A pair of Holt 75 Tractors. The French, British and Americans used them for moving artillery pieces.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Two at camp

Two infantrymen at a stateside camp. This photo may predate the war as they are wearing M1907 leggings rarely worn in France. They also have on campaign hats that did not make it to France. The M1903 Springfield rifles were adopted by the army in 1905.

Motor Transport Corps

An undated photo of a member of the Motor Transport Corps. Taken between 1918 and 1920 the period of time the M.T.C. existed although the canvas leggins would put my guess at 1918. The M.T.C. was responsible for bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, and trucks.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Telefon Unterstand

Three soldiers taking a break from a telephone switchboard.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rather Bum

Postmark 10/18/1907 here is a petty officer 3rd class in Washington D. C.