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World War I Glass Slides

Identifier: MS 00285

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Scope and Contents

Collection of 21 glass slides depicting various scenes from the First World War in France. Images include fox holes, fortification, soldiers in and around camp, and snow scenes. Some of the slides are numbered and some detail in French location and date descriptions. The individual slides are described below. 1. Alsace Panorama 2. Winter scene 3. La Chillette trench scene 4. Winter trench scene 5. Verdun with horses 6. Trench scene 7. Barricade at Coincy 8. walkway 9. Soldiers eating potatoes 10. Grotte escaraut (cave) 11. Soldiers in a trench 12. Verdun, soldiers in a trench 13. Three men in a trench, 1915 14. Two men standing in a trench, barbed wire above 15. Person skiing 16. Trench scene 17. Entonnoir de mine 18. Bois de Chevreux 10 Apr la Brataille (a scene of devastation in the woods.) 19. Men marching 20. Scene of soldiers sleeping on the ground 21. Horse drawn sleigh

Producers of the slides include Rolland and Co., Le Stereoscopiques de Guerre, Musees, Voyages. Artistiques Plaques Positives Tons Chauds and Guilleminot


  • Creation: 1915-1917

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Danielle Moretti- Langholtz, 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository