Sunday, July 12, 2015

Eagle Boat

This is USS Eagle Boat no. 60. The last of the submarine chasers built by the Ford Motor Company. This one was commissioned in October of 1919.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wigs


As with many group photos the clowns show up in the back row. Here they are sporting a number of wigs.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Regular Army

An infantryman with the regular army. There is no unit number is on his collar insignia so this would place this photo to before 1918.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stick Grenade Disposal

This appears to be a group of Americans that have been assigned to dispose of a large cache of German stick grenades.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Returning Troops

Doughboys returning to America. In this case Virginia as indicated by the license plate on the car on the right.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Don't Give Up the Ship Boys

A mule drawn parade float. This was constructed by a machine gun company at Camp Cody, New Mexico.

American Supply Column

An American supply column traveling through an area close to the front. The center truck is a FWD Model B. The other ones appear to be Liberty Trucks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

In der Champagne


Artillery Damage

No written explanation on this card. It looks like someone took a picture showing the artillery damage just above the bed they were sleeping in.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Breech Cover


A poor quality photo but one of the few I have seen where the rifles are fitted with a breech cover. This also makes the rifles difficult to identify. I believe they are M1917 Endfields.
The soldiers here are marching through an American town. They are lucky enough to have trucks to carry their packs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Messines


A German supply depot at Messines two months before the Battle of Messines (1917).

Monday, April 6, 2015

Railroad Repair


A narrow gauge track runs along the main tracks being repaired by these German troops. They are close enough to the front to warrant a screen to shield they from the sight of the enemy.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Einjährig Freiwillige


An Einjährig Freiwillige or One Year Volunteer in Vienna. He has both the cuff sleeve and collar button indicating his status.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ausmarsch

German troops festooned with flowers marching off to the front.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mailly-le-Camp


Two soldiers from the 76ème régiment d'infanterie flying high over Mailly-de-Camp.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aerial Photography


Two German photographs showing aerial views of the battlefield. The top shows two very faint trench lines. Soldiers can be seen in the trenches as well as in the area between them. The bottom pictures the remains of a building in a heavily shelled area. It is not clear if there are soldiers among the ruins.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Grudusk Church


A German field kitchen and artillery outside a heavily damaged church in Grudusk. The church still stands today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

300 Meters From the Frenchmen


A frontline German trench. If the note on the back is to be believed it is only 300 meters to the opposing French trench.

Trench Ladders

Four German soldiers carrying short makeshift ladders through a shallow trench. It must have been a very secure area to allow the photographer to set up on a high point to take this picture.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Walter Henry Jones


Walter Henry Jones of the Army Service Corps in France.

Tranchée No. 1

Four German officers posing in a trench. The one in the leather coat holds a sign that says Tranchée No. 1. Perhaps this is a trench they captured from the French.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Army Service Corps

A motor driver with the Army Service Corps. This picture was taken by Murray Dowding of Chipping Sodbury.

Monday, March 2, 2015

22nd Infantry

A young father from the 22nd Infantry Regiment. The 22nd spent the war in home guard action. First seizing German ships in New York harbor. Company L spent some time at the Frankford Arsenal, Pennsylvania supplying guards for Cramp's Shipbuilding Company in
Philadelphia, PA and Gloucester, NJ.

Bavarian Infantryman

A Bavarian infantryman. He has a Gewehr 88 rifle with a S71 bayonet and Model 1895 ammunition pouches. These were typical of Landwehr regiments.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

89e Régiment d'Infanterie Territoriale

Two medics with the 89th Territorial Infantry Regiment posing with their bicycles. They both have the horizon blue jackets and the brown corduroy pants suggesting that his photo was taken between 1915 and 1917.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Quartermaster Corps

A private in the Quartermaster Corps. Taken at the American Photo Gallery of Des Moines, Iowa. He has one overseas service chevron so this picture would have been taken after his return.