• Interior of the Hindenburg Tunnel

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    A small group of soldiers is seen looking at the closed off area of the Hindenburg Tunnel which formed part of the Hindenburg Line during World War I. The St. de Quentin Canal, which ran through the t…

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  • Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion

    Warfield, Francis B

    The caption reads, "Second Bn. 105th Engineers Hdq. Near Brandhock." Writing on the picture reads, "2nd Bn. Hdq. Brandhock Belgium." Several buildings can be seen in the picture next to a wooden walkw…

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  • Old Hickory machine gun pill box

    Warfield, Francis B

    Machine gun pill box constructed in the ruins of a shelled house. Caption reads: '"Old Hickory Machine Gun Pill Box' Constructed by 105th Engineers. Not completed on account of Bosche retreating in 'V…

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  • Shelter at the ambulance farm

    Warfield, Francis B

    This shelter appears to be constructed of earth, wood, sandbags, and concrete. The caption reads: "Shelter at Ambulance Farm. Note the 'Burster Course' of Concrete Blocks. Constructed by 105th Engrs."

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  • "Dead End" Ypres

    Warfield, Francis B

    This photograph is taken of the "Dead End" of the Ypres Canal and looking southeast. Pictured are a factory chimney, the remains of the tower of "Cloth Hall," the first aid station, and Rue de Dixmude…

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  • Engineers Putting in a Bridge across the Selle River

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Members of the 105th Regiment Engineers putting in a bridge across the Selle River on the road between Escaufourt & St. Martin-Reviere.

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Village Firehall

    Firehall at the Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder plant. Pictured are three vehicles, which are manned by seven individuals. To the left of the fire department is a small wooden time keeping hut. The fireh…

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  • Photograph of DuPont Gunpowder Plant employees

    Panoramic photograph of a large group of men standing and wearing mostly civilian clothes. Three in the middle are wearing uniforms. A Regular Army soldier is standing in the middle row, third from le…

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  • Photograph of female employees of the DuPont plant

    Black and white photograph of about 28 women who worked at the DuPont plant. All are dressed in similar mid-calf length dresses and have relaltively short hair. Hand written on the back "women who wor…

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  • Photograph of unidentified vats

    The photograph shows the interior of a long wooden building. A row of unidentified vats run the length of the floor. The scene is presumably at the Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant. In 1917, the US governm…

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  • Reemay sample from the DuPont Plant

    A sample or Reemay, a non-woven fabric of synthetic fiber devloped by DuPont and manufactured at the Old Hickory factory. The U.S. Army purchased thousands of acres in Hadley's Bend in 1917 for the cr…

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  • Photograph of a smokestack

    This photograph shows a smoke stack standing beside a street. The stack was part of the Old Hickory Chemical Company, allied with DuPont interests. The chemical company operated a plant that produced…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Rayon Plant

    This photograph depicts Plants One and Two of the DuPont Rayon Plant, with number one being on the right side of the picture. When number two was built the two plants were connected as they appear her…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant

    This photograph shows part of the industrial area at the DuPont Gunpowder plant. Located at a bend in the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee, the plant was 93 % completed by the time of the Ar…

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  • Copy print of a man on a bulldozer at the abandoned Old Hickory Powder Plant

    This photograph from the 1950s shows a man standing on an abanonded bulldozer. In the background are the smokestacks from the 1917-1918 Old Hickory Gunpowder Plant. In 1917, the Army purchased thousan…

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  • Copy print photograph showing the DuPont Plant from the 1928 bridge

    This photograph was taken sometime after 1928 and shows the DuPont Plant in the right background. The 1928 bridge crossed the Cumberland River and connected Hadley's Bend (Old Hickory) with Madison, T…

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  • Photo of DuPont Gunpowder Plant

    Small oblong photograph portrays an industrial scene that includes a railroad, a smoke stack, and plant buildings. Written on backside is "Old Hickory Powder Plant / Dry area." Old Hickory was the hom…

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  • Photograph of factory power loom

    This indoor scene shows an enormous industrial loom. Munitions manufacturing ceased at the Old Hickory site after WWI, but DuPont built another plant for the manufacture of a cheaper newly invented te…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Gunpowder plant water intake

    Water intake for the Old Hickory plant on the Cumberland River. Panoramic photograph shows large wooden structures; the tall one at right has windows and an observation deck. A wooden shack sits at le…

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  • Photograph of the Old Hickory Reeling Room

    Old Hickory was the location of a massive gunpowder plant operated for the US Army by the DuPont Corporation during WWI. The plant closed in 1919 but DuPont returned in the late 1920s and began making…

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