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William Rockefeller

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Description: Quarter-length portrait of William "Old Bill" Rockefeller, father of John D. Rockefeller.
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John D. Rockefeller

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Description: Head and shoulders profile portrait of a young John D. Rockefeller taken around the time he began to make his mark as an oil baron.
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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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Herbert Hoover

Date: June 20 1920
Description: Herbert Hoover, during his tenure as head of the U.S. Food Administration, receiving an honorary degree from Brown University.
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The Rockefeller Family Cousins

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Description: Group portrait of (l to r) philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Sr., his cousins Mary Ann & Lucy Ann, brother William, Jr., and cousin Frank.
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Laura Spelman Rockefeller

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Description: Head and shoulders vignetted portrait of Laura, wife of John D. Rockefeller.
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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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President Wilson leaving the White House

Date: March 12 1917
Description: President Wilson leaves the White House in a black car on his way to the Capitol to take oath.
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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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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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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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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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Graduation at Annapolis

Date: April 17 1917
Description: Parade of U.S. Naval Academy officers in full dress uniform prior to the graduation of the Annapolis midshipmen, showing Secretary of the Navy Josephus Dan...
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National Confederate Reunion

Date: 1917
Description: Three Confederate veterans sitting in a tent at the National Confederate Reunion.

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