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World War I Postcards and Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: SC 01405

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Content Description

10 postcards and eight newspaper clippings relating to World War I. The postcard images include uniformed men carrying artillery over a pontoon bridge, Battalion Drill at Camp Warden McLean in Chickamauga Park, Chattanooga, TN, Night Time at the U.S. General Hospital No. 12, formerly Kenilworth Inn, in Asheville, NC, The Salvation Army making doughbuts under bombardment of German guns along the front lines in France, an image of an unidentified US battleship, a war carnage scene from the battle of Somme, a picture of flags with the poem, "You answered the call to the colors, You proved you were loyal and true; And we- who can't go- will let others know the debt that we all owe to you!", A greeting postcard from Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, KY with a cartoon of a female army soldier, a greeting indicating the return of a serviceman (blank) from the Jewish Welfare Board, and a postcard notification from the local board for Toledo, OH of the classification of James S. Vinson for the war department draft. The newspaper clippings show pictures of the destruction of Montfaucon as well as multiple pictures of men of the 112th Engineers, 37th Division in France during the war.


  • Creation: 1917-1919

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Williamsburg Historical Records Association.



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