World War 1

Drilling WW1 Ammo Cartridges: 1910s

Drilling WW1 Ammo Cartridges: 1910s

Woman in work jumpsuit using drill press to make ammunition cartridges for WWI war effort. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Photo taken between 1910 and 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.

World War 1 YMCA Pool Hall: 1910s

World War 1 YMCA Pool Hall: 1910s

Soldiers playing pool in WW1 Y.M.C.A. pool hall. Harris & Ewing, photographer. Photo taken between 1910 and 1920. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Memorial Day Tribute: 1943

Memorial Day Tribute: 1943

African American women at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Description with photo says, "Decorating a soldier's grave in one of the Negro sections on Memorial Day." Apparently even Arlington Cemetery was segregated in the 1940s. FSA / OWI photo by photographer Esther Bubley, 1943. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Disabled Italian Soldier: early 1900s

Disabled Italian Soldier: early 1900s

Red Cross woman overseeing therapy of a disabled Italian soldier on an exercise bicycle. Probably a World War One veteran, but no date with the photo. Nice early physical therapy photo published by Bain News Service. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Farmerettes Sell WW1 Bonds: 1910s

Farmerettes Sell WW1 Bonds: 1910s

Women farmers in World War One bond sale parade. One sign reads "Bonds Buy Bullets and Beans. We Raise Beans. You Buy Bonds." Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

An Inanimate Friend: 1913

An Inanimate Friend: 1913

Illustrator and artist James Montgomery Flagg, best remembered for his propaganda posters, having a moment with a mannequin. He created the famous World War 1 recruitment poster "I Want YOU for U.S. Army" which showed Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer. Bain News Service, publisher. Photo taken in 1913. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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