Monday, December 30, 2013


A mixed group of German soldiers at a motorized field kitchen. A few are Sanitätsmannschaften and one is a Kraftfahrer. The sign behind the truck reads Wagenhalle.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

German Trench

A good example of a trench where all the dirt removed is thrown to the front side to add to the protective barrier.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Central Crease

Two American soldiers with a central crease in their campaign hats. This was the style until 1911.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Studio Portraits

Three cards with unidentified US Army soldiers. The common thread is that each was taken in a studio with a painted backdrop. The top two are from the US while the bottom image is from France.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


A group of German officers with one civilian in Baden-Baden.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wilber Hopple or Wilbur Hoppel

There is a record of a Wilbur Hoppel registering for the draft in June of 1917. Most likely this is him and his buddy on the left misspelled his name.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

13th Infantry Regiment

A member of the 13th Infantry Regiment. Part of the 8th Infantry Division, the 13th Regiment never made it to France. They were recalled while at sea because of the armistice.


A collection of duds and shrapnel.

Friday, November 15, 2013

69e Regiment d'Infanterie

Members of the 69th Infantry Regiment wearing their winter dress uniforms.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fränkische Saale

A group of German soldiers rafting across the Fränkische Saale. In the background is Schloss Saaleck. This photograph was taken by H. Alberti of Hammelburg sometime during 1915.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

German Hospital

This German hospital was close enough to the front to receive at least one artillery shell. It could not have been too close as two children were allowed to be on the grounds.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Villa der Heimatlosen

A group of German soldier outside of the contradictorily named Villa of the Homeless. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Erholungsheim der "Eisernen "

Ludwig Hofman on the left with his fellow iron men with the 18th Reserve Infantry Regiment. They would have been in the Alsace region during the second half of 1915.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bad Nenndorf

A mixed of Saxons in Bad Nenndorf photographed by Karl Reimers. Two sailors are there among the infantry and cavalry. On the right is a sailor from the SMS Nassau. The hat tally on the left one is illegible. Standing to the left are two Iron Cross recipients.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Army Band

A British Canadian Army band. Possibly the Band of the Royal Canadian Engineers.

A Barrack Room Argument

A pair of Royal Scots Fusiliers settling an argument like gentlemen.

Monday, October 7, 2013

241st Reserve Infantry Regiment

Two members of the 241st Reserve Infantry Regiment early in the war. They would have been off to Belgium in 1914.

93e Régiment d'Infanterie

A group from the 93th Infantry Regiment. Many of them wear the Grenadier's insignia. The soldier on the far left with the saw and axe has the specialty insignia of a sapper. Three of them have been awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Daimler Marienfelde Truck

Four Germans standing next to what looks like a Daimler Marienfelde Truck.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

William Brugam Jr.

There is a draft card for William Brugam Jr. so this may be addressed to his father who is listed as next of kin. Born August 14 1896 William would have been about 21 at the time of this picture. He survived the war passing in 1968 at the age of 71.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013


A group from the 1.bayerisches Landsturm-Infanterie-Bataillon München charged with guarding the bridge over the Lech River.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Six German officers enjoying a smoke and a card game with a little music.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hotchkiss M1909

A Hotchkiss M1909 light machine gun at the Schofield Barracks. This is one of 670 made by the Springfield Armory and Colt's manufacturing Company for the US Army.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ememy Country

At the time this was written the 21st Reserve Division was at rest near Briey, France. Just a month later they would see action at Verdun.