Collection of World War I Photographic Slides
||Collection of World War I Photographic Slides
||0.5 linear feet
||LTM, 8-13-1987; JEF, 2-3-1998; MN, 2-9-2010
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The Collection of World War I Photographic Slides
contains 148 glass slide prints of American troops in World War I. These
slides convey all aspects of military life of that period, from basic training
in the United States to warfare in the trenches of Europe on the Western
Front. These slides depict trench warfare, logistics with horse drawn carriages,
railroad and truck, chemical warfare, various training exercises to get
American troops ready for combat, and life of the soldier during times of
quiet from the action. These slides also give us a chronological sequence
of events concerning American involvement in World War I. They take us from
the Declaration of War by Congress in 1917, enlistment and training of soldiers,
arrival of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, more training, combat
on the field and in the trenches, to Allied victory in 1918. These slides
give us a valuable commentary on what “the war to end all wars”
was like for the American “dough boys” in Europe. Also included
are slides on biblical history, archaeology and astronomy.
Detailed Description: Series Listing
||World War I. Contains glass photographic slides
depicting aspects of military life of American troops in World War
||Other. Contains glass photographic slides concerning
biblical history, archaelogy and astronomy.
Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing
||Contains 82 photographic glass slide prints
of American troops during World War I. These slides begin with
Congress declaring war on Germany in 1917 and continuing with
enlistment and training of soldiers to the arrival of the American
Expeditionary Forces in France.
||Contains 66 photographic glass slide prints
of American troops during World War I. These slides show American
troops training in France and seeing action on the Western Front.
The series ends showing scenes of Allied victory in 1918.
Series 2 ‒ Other
||Contains nine photographic glass slide prints
regarding biblical history and archaeology.
||Contains eight photographic glass slide prints
regarding the solar system.