Tuesday, December 30, 2014

John Lick in the Middle Front

Only one of these Americans has any insignia. The fellow standing second from the left has what may be one for the Air Service on his cap. John Lick is seated center front as noted on the back.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014


A Christmas concert in 1916. Some of the paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling read "Heil und Sieg!" or "Prosperity and victory!". The other have the German Imperial Eagle.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

USS Montana

A sailor from the USS Montana. He would have been on convoy and escort duty for most of the war.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Motor Pool

31 Liberty Trucks along with one Nash Quad lined up outside of a YMCA building in France. The Nash is the first in line on the right.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Near the Somme

The translation given with this card was "Here we have been during the Somme battle. At the right and the left marching columns. Near the Somme." The Germans were at this location long enough to warrant placing sandbags around all of the tents. The near column is a supply train while the soldiers march in the far one.

Sapper Newson

Sapper Newson of the 486th (2/1st East Anglian) Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers in Egypt in 1916. There they were part of the Suez Canal defenses. Before that they were in Gallipoli.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Charles E. Potts

Two from Charles Potts to his wife Helen. Both were sent from France in 1918 while Private Potts was serving in the Ordnance Corps.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Marked on the back Torino, 1918. This soldier still has the eagle feather in his hat. These were removed earlier in the war while on the front.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

American Servicemen in Germany

Two groups of American Servicemen on occupation duty in Germany. At first I thought they were taken in the same spot but on closer inspection I noticed that the curtains in the windows are different.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Colonial Infantry

Three members of the French Colonial Infantry during the transition to the horizon blue uniforms.