• Our Ideals: Typical Speech #3

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

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech asserts that the United States entered World War I to protect its ideal of liberty and for self-preservation against the Ger…

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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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  • Argonne Forest

    A shell exploding in a crater-like area in front of a hill in the Argonne.

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  • Columbia Gives to her Son the Accolade of the New Chivalry of Humanity, World War I

    E. H. Blashfield

    Broadside depicting a soldier with rifle and wearing full field dress who stands kneeling before Columbia in front of a flag and other soldiers. Two fascii frame the image. Text states the image is de…

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  • Shell holes near Chateau-Thierry

    Photograph taken from a height showing numerous holes on a battlefield caused by artillery shells.

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  • Our Masked Foe: Typical Speech # 5

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

    Form speech written for use by the Four Minute Men Association. This speech seeks to warn Four Minute Men speakers of those who spread anti-war or pacifist propaganda for "un-American motives." It pre…

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  • German prisoners at Marne

    German prisoners being led into the city while onlookers watch.

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  • Letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace

    League to Enforce Peace

    A letter and platform proposal from the League to Enforce Peace sent to Governor Rye. The proposal details the ways that the League wants to support the League of Nations. Specifically mentioned are w…

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  • A League of Nations campaign plan

    The League to Enforce Peace

    A small pamphlet that details the campaign plan for the League of Nations distributed by the League to Enforce Peace, which was headed by President William Howard Taft. This pamphlet gives instruction…

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  • Boche soldiers

    Several decomposing bodies of slain German soldiers are pictured strewn across a battlefield in the Roye (Oise) region of France.

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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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  • A "Side Door Pulman"

    Warfield, Francis B

    Caption reads, "A Side Door Pulman Over the top is St. Quintin [sic] and the Cathedral."

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  • League to Enforce Peace convention invitation to Governor Rye

    League to Enforce Peace

    An invitation given to Governor Rye from former president William Howard Taft. The invitation is for a convention that the League is hosting in order to "sustain the determination of our people to fig…

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  • Deadman's hill

    Debris (helmet, shoes, skulls, etc.) scattered on a hill with the limb of a tree in the distance giving the eerie feel of desolation and destruction.

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  • A Proclamation by the President of the United States

    Wilson, Woodrow

    A proclamation from president Woodrow Wilson that states that Congress has enacted a law that subjects all male subjects between the ages of 21 and 30 to register for the military draft.

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  • Jewish war sufferers. Shall they plead in vain?

    Mayer, Louis, 1869-1969, American Jewish Join Distribution Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a Jewish woman and child sitting among the rubble of a community.

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  • Alsatian girls

    Three Alsatian women in native dress standing near a canopy of trees. The woman on the left has her hand on a wooden chair. The women are wearing boldly patterned dresses and have oversized bows in th…

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  • French going over the top

    Photograph taken from a height showing French troops attacking a German position at Chateau-Thierry.

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  • German flame throwers

    Group of German soldiers in a trench; some of whom are holding flame throwers.

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  • Letter to Harriett and Lou Robinson from her brother John Williams Overton

    Overton, John Williams

    John Williams Overton, 2nd Lieut., 119th Co., 1st Replacement Battalion, USMC, writes to his sister and her husband about his experience as am American soldier in the United States Marine Corp. statio…

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