• Real photo postcard from David Judson Montgomery to his mother

    A picture postcard from Bordeaux showing a large church identified as "Cathedrale Saint Andre -- CB" in a caption across the top of the image. The address side is filled with a letter to his mother an…

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  • Uniform and box respirator of James M. Davis

    This is the World War I uniform of Pvt. James M. Davis, Co. F, 105th Inf. Regt., 27th Div. Davis was from Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. The wool uniform has his regimental disc on the left collar…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Thanksgiving menu 1921, Engers, Germany

    This menu for Thanksgiving in 1921 belonged to Cpl. Roy R. Stephens, Co. H, 5th Inf. Regt. Stephens, was part of the American Army of Occupation of the Rhineland immediately after the armistice. There…

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  • Photograph of Original Company B, 15th U.S. Engineers, partial

    The left half of a panoramic photograph of the "Original" Company B, 15th U.S. Engineer Regt. Pvt. Robert W. Scollon is 5th from left, start of 2nd row, which starts about 5 inches in from left. The p…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Joseph W. Knox to his mother

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox of Dyer, Tennessee, served in Co. E, 11th Inf. Regt. He arrived in France Sept. 1918 and fought the last week of the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He served guard duty after the ar…

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  • Brass case for razor blades

    This is a small brass case used for storing safety razor blades and is marked "Gillette" within an elongated lozenge and motto "KNOWN THE WORLD OVER." Two razor blades are contained within. The case w…

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  • Military issue shaving mirror

    A stainless steel shaving mirror and canvas case that belonged to Pvt. Jesse Norris. It was manufactured by Defiance Checkwriter Corporation, Rochester, New York. Norris was born in Sevier Co., TN. At…

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  • French memorial to Pvt. Vern J. Fullerton, Co. F, 38th Inf. Regt., 3rd Div.

    A La Memoire de Vern J. Fullerton, Private Company F, 38th Infantry (Mort Pour la Liberte pendant la Grande Guerre, Hommage de la France"), published in Paris in recognition of Americans who died in F…

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  • Real photo postcard to Pvt. Perry Benjamin Austin from his lieutenant

    This postcard of the Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany, was sent to Pvt. Perry Benjamin Austin from his lieutenant. Austin continued serving in Motor Truck Co. 536 at a hospital c…

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  • Letter and envelope from John Morris to Jeannette Morris

    Letter from John Morris to Jeannette Morris. Morris wrote from Hotel Martinique, New York before reporting for duty in London. "I will be with the English Army instead of French as I supposed. It woul…

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  • Plaque of the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division

    This is a commemorative plaque of the 32nd "Red Arrow" Div. of Sgt. Paro M. Thomas, HQ Co., 119th FA. The 32nd Div. was the first American unit to break the Hindenburg Line and that action was the ins…

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  • Commemorative plate

    This souevnir commemorative plate was created to celebrate the end of World War I. It belonged to Pettis Graham Gordon, 323rd Inf. Regt., 81st Div. and his wife Jackie Harrison of Rutherford County. S…

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  • Printed letter welcoming American troops from King George V

    A printed letter having the appearance of a hand written note that was given to Pvt. Spencer Samuel Ferguson "as I stepped off the boat after crossing the Atlantic." The document is a copy of a letter…

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  • Hymnal, American Army of Occupation

    This hymnal, printed for the American Army of Occupation, Coblenz, Germany, and compiled by the Religious Work Department of the YMCA was provided to soldiers. The cover features a full color renditio…

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  • Sheet music "When a Blue Service Star Turns Gold"

    "When a Blue Service Star Turns Gold" is a World War I era song which references the tradition of placing a blue star banner on the homes of those with loved ones in service. A gold star reprsented th…

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  • Humorous postcard of woman cooking doughnuts in a German helmet

    This postcard belonged to Pvt. Henry Hubbs, a box maker from Knoxville served in Co. E, 130th Inf. Regt., 33rd Division. It has an image of a woman cooking doughnuts in a German helmet with the captio…

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  • Photograph of Company 995 Battery S., Parris Island, S.C.

    Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery enlisted on October 21, 1918 at Memphis, Tennessee and reported to Parris Island, South Carolina on October 21, 1918, barely three weeks before the armistice. He was dischar…

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  • US M1917 helmet

    The model 1917 was the standard helmet for the American soldier in World War I. It was patterned after the British Brodie helmet.

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  • German Field Artillery saber

    This is a German Field Artillery saber of the Field Artillery Regiment Von Scharnhorst (1st Hanoverian, number 10). The guard is also unit marked-10. A.II. 89.

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