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WWI Aerial Emblem

Date: July 1917
Description: A factory worker painting the United States insignia on a bi-plane wing.
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Flying School

Date: August 1917
Description: A visiting French officer instructs novice American pilots at Camp Mineola on the conditions that they can expect to find at the front.
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Observation Balloon

Date: August 1917
Description: A training ascension of a captive observation balloon. During their training, soldiers learned how to correctly estimate the effectiveness of artillery on...
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Flying School

Date: May 1917
Description: A ground school conducted by Princeton University for students who wished to enlist in the Army Air Service. During World War I most American aviators were...
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Bibles for Doughboys

Date: September 1917
Description: Khaki-covered Bibles being made by the American Bible Society for American fighters during World War I. The goal was one million testaments. All the worker...
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Convict Labor During World War I

Date: September 1917
Description: South Carolina convicts building a road at Camp Wadsworth near Spartenberg in preparation for the camp's use as a National Guard training camp. The prisone...
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World War I Training

Date: August 1917
Description: World War I recruits scramble over an obstacle during their training, while others watch in the background.
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Women Volunteering for World War I Work

Date: 1917
Description: Volunteers signing up at the Red Cross office in New York to do hospital or other volunteer work. The woman in the white smock and dark hat is Mrs. Belmont...
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World War I War Work

Date: 1917
Description: Red Cross volunteers preparing bandages at a Red Cross office in New York City. The woman standing on the right, who is supervising the work, is Mrs. Belmo...
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World War I Navy Recruits

Date: April 1917
Description: Elevated view of Navy recruits at Newport, boarding a train destined for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The printed caption indicates that they had had only eight...
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Registration of Enemy Aliens

Date: May 23 1917
Description: Unnaturalized Germans registering as enemy aliens at the New York Federal Building. Registration was necessary for them to be able to travel within the va...
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Treasure and Trinket Fund

Date: January 1918
Description: Mrs. William Bartlett of the Aviation Committee of the National Special Aid Society, examines metal objects donated by members to be sold to benefit Americ...
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World War I Flying Boat

Date: May 1917
Description: This press photograph illustrates what was then the most recent development in the Curtiss Flying boats at the Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station at Newpo...
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New Army Recruits

Date: September 13 1917
Description: New army recruits still in their civilian clothes arriving at an unidentified World War I training camp. Many barracks, some still under construction, are...
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Protective Gear for Mosquitos

Date: July 30 1917
Description: For these World War I recruits seen at an unidentified training camp on Long Island, the enemy was not the Germans, but ferocious "Jersey mosquitos" and th...
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Women at War

Date: May 25 1917
Description: A World War I female factory worker dressed in a uniform repairing her own machinery.
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Russian Immigrants Convention

Date: 1918
Description: A convention of Russian immigrants at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The newspaper caption for this photograph describes the Bolshevik communist faction...
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Villa Expeditionary Force

Date: April 12 1916
Description: American soldiers unpacking supplies at the Casas Grande, Mexico, the field headquarters of the military force sent to capture Pancho Villa. The supplies w...
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Food for the Boys in France

Date: 1918
Description: An unidentified East Coast warehouse full of food and supplies ready for shipment to the U.S. soldiers in France during World War I.
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Soldiers Off to Camp

Date: August 01 1917
Description: National Guard troops unloading their supplies from New York Central railroad cars into a transport wagon to be taken to camp.

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