• Letter to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding the draft

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated July 29, 1917 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. In the letter, Smith describes her anxiety over the military draft and wonders which boys from B…

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  • Nashville Negro Board of Trade letter

    Nashville Negro Board of Trade

    A letter from the Nashville Negro Board of Trade to Governor Rye offering the services of Negro citizens in Nashville.

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  • Post War Problems in the Community, January 1919 by Rutledge Smith

    Smith, Rutledge, 1870-1962

    This essay by Rutledge Smith, National Council of Defense Federal Field Secretary for Tennessee, advises Tennesseans on how to maintain sense of community and patriotism after World War I. He presents…

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  • World War I era canning operation

    This photograph shows a group of women carrying out an operation to can corn, tomatoes, green beans, and more in Oakland, Fayette County, Tennessee. They appear to be canning as part of a 4-H Club, as…

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  • Anne Porterfield Rankin's Application for YMCA Service

    Rankin, Anne Porterfield, 1869-1942

    Anne Porterfield Rankin's application for a position as a canteen worker in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) during World War I. The application is titled "Information Concerning Prospecti…

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  • World War I Memorial for Corporal Roby Hendrix

    Memorial for Corporal Roby Hendrix who was killed in World War I. The image features a painting of advancing troops, light and heavy artillery, tanks, naval personnel, ships, and airplanes around a ce…

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  • Anne Porterfield Rankin's Application for United States Passport

    Rankin, Anne Porterfield, 1869-1942

    Anne Porterfield Rankin's application for a United States passport for the work she planned to do in France as a canteen worker for the Young Men's Christian Association during World War I.

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  • Two female Red Cross volunteers, another woman, and a man at a Red Cross booth during World War I

    Calvert, Ebenezer, 1850-1924, Calvert, Peter Ross, 1855-1931

    According to the volume, Davidson County Women in the World War, 1914-1919, this photograph depicts one of the first Red Cross booths erected in Davidson County. Volunteers at these booths solicited m…

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  • U.S. Cemetery at Belleau Wood

    A graveyard filled with crosses can be seen. The graveyard is surrounded by a fence.

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  • After a Zeppelin raid in London

    Liberty Loan Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a hospital scene. A father and daughter are grieving the death of his wife and her mother while two medical professionals look on. The text of the poster reads ""Aft…

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  • Letter to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding the RMS Lusitania

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated May 9, 1915 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. This letter describes Smith's observations of the war in Europe, relief movements in the United St…

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  • We Shall Not Sleep, 1919 World War I Calendar

    Calendar from 1919 featuring a painting of World War I soldiers, a battlefield cemetery, and the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. It also features a brief commentary on the author of the poem…

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  • 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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  • How to "Reach" the Masses: Typical Speech #4

    Four Minute Men (Society), United States. Committee on Public Information

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech attempts to refute arguments against the United States' involvement in World War I such as Germany's attitudes toward libert…

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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    Dudley, Anne Dallas, 1876-1955

    Letter dated February 9, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from Anne Dallas Dudley, President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association. Dudley offers the services of 25,000 Tennessee women to participate…

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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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  • The Hun-his Mark

    St. John, James Allen, 1872-1957

    This poster from World War I shows a bloody handprint, presumably from a German soldier. The text of the poster reads, "The Hun-his Mark. Blot it out with Liberty Bonds."

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