World War 1

Boone Transfer & Storage Truck: 1910s

Boone Transfer & Storage Truck: 1910s

Men loading an old Boone Transfer Storage truck with newspapers for the Red Cross during World War One. Photo taken between 1910 and 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American entertainer Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone, a celebrated Cherokee-Creek mezzo-soprano, seated at a piano with sheet music. Tsianina sang on the Metropolitan Opera stage and on the battlefields of France. During World War I, Tsianina traveled to Europe to entertain the American army. Her name as an entertainer was Princess Tsianina. She died in 1985 at the age of 102.

Irish Army Aviation: 1918

Irish Army Aviation: 1918

Army aviation airplane with Irish symbols - shamrock and harp. Pilot and passenger identified in another photo as Lt. Simonin and Mrs. Stoner. WW1 photo taken in 1918. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

WW1 Sailor Support: 1915

Comforts Committee of Navy League with knitting machines. From the Connecticut State Library website: "On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women’s Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense.

Black Soldiers in WW1: 1917

Black Soldiers in WW1: 1917

African American soldiers in the U.S. Army drilling with rifles during World War One, 1917. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Wild West Horse Trick: 1919

Wild West Horse Trick: 1919

Man doing horse trick, sitting on his horse on the ground. The Wild West horse show as given by soldiers in Washington, D.C. in 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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