First World War Images

First World War Soldiers

Introduction -- During my research on the First World War, I have accumulated postal history and War-related "collateral". Such collateral items include: keepsakes, photographs, medals, posters, and even a silk scarf. This page links you to some images of War-related items.

Whenever I look at a photograph showing these naive young people, I see youth and enthusiam reflected back. Many of these men and women did not return from overseas, and others came home with terrible wounds. In addition, both soldiers and civilians in the United States were cut down by the influenza epidemic of late 1918. Such was the crucible of fire brought about by this War.

Note also that I have a listing and some images of Jewish Welfare Board ship postcards on a separate page, as well as a page for war-rate postal history.

Spruce Squadron Items

A real photo postcard of Spruce Soldiers at Agate Beach, Oregon [47k JPG]

A real photo postcard of Spruce Soldiers and Civilian Loggers with an Army Truck [58k JPG]

A patriotic postcard for the Spruce Squadrons [56k JPG]

These are all tied together in an article about the Spruce Squadrons.

Military Insignia

Page from 1918 Book Showing Army Insignia [47k GIF]

Another page for the Army [similar GIF]

A Navy page [similar GIF]

Second Navy page [similar GIF]

Card with Ranks, Pay, and Chevrons (Side 1) [56k GIF]

Card with Ranks, Pay, and Chevrons (Side 2) [50k GIF]

Postal History

The Use of an Old Stamp on a WW I Cover [30k JPG]

Imprinted Logo of the School of Military Aeronautics, Austin, Texas [8k JPG]

Fancy Letterhead from Love Field, Dallas, Texas [13k JPG]

Odd Fellows Cover from Camp Devens [32k JPG]

Cover from Montgomery, Alabama [32k JPG]

Photographs

Photographic Postcard of the U.S.S. Rijndam [16k JPG]

Real Photo Postcard of Students at the US School of Military Aeronautics at Urbana, Illinois [53k JPG]

Real Photo Postcard of the U.S.S. Maui [30k JPG]

Real Photo Postcard of the 10th Field Artillery in Douglas, Arizona [32k JPG]

Photograph of a Band in France [42k JPG]

Photo Postcard of American Express Building at Camp Funston [42k JPG]

Miscellaneous

Childrens' Handout Card for a Christmas Seal Drive [41k JPG]

A Very Nice Illustration of a Patriotic Mother [72k JPG]

A Hand-Drawn Cartoon Sent by a Soldier in France in 1918 [60k JPG]

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