• 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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  • Boys and Girls! You can help your Uncle Sam win the War

    Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960

    This poster from World War I shows Uncle Sam holding a girl and standing next to a boy. Uncle Sam is offering war savings stamps to the children. The text of the poster reads, "Boys and Girls! You can…

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  • Weapons for Liberty

    Leyendecker, J. C. (Joseph Christian), 1874-1951

    This poster from World War I shows Columbia dressed in an American flag and holding a golden shield with the seal of the United States of America. A boy dressed in a khaki Boy Scouts of America unifor…

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  • 301st Tank Battalion

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Three hundred and first Tank Battalion. America's heavies going into action at Souplet on the morning of October 17, 1918. Note the American flag flying from one of the tanks. St. Souplet, Nord, Franc…

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  • Ruins of the Arras Cathedral

    Ruins of the Arras Cathedral.

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  • Bridge blown out by Germans

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Bridge blown out by the Germans during retreat from Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, October 17, 1918. Bois St. Pierre, in the district of Souplet and Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, France, October 17, 1918

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  • Telegram to Governor Tom C. Rye from John E. McMillan, Mayor of Knoxville

    McMillan, John E., 1868-1926

    Telegram dated April 3, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from John E. McMillan, Mayor of Knoxville. The Knox County Boy Scouts of America County Division assembled and offered their volunteer services duri…

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  • "It's a long way to get the Kaiser" by Hettie Butler

    Butler, Hettie

    Patriotic song written by Hettie Butler of Martin, Tenn. during World War I and sent to Governor Tom C. Rye. This song celebrates the United States' military involvement in the conflict and emphasizes…

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  • Remains of a Boche

    Pictured skeleton of the enemy on the ground surrounded by debris, fully clothed.

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  • Letter and manifesto sent to Governor Rye

    Harre, T.E

    A letter and following manifesto sent to Governor Rye from T.E. Harre. The letter mentions a manifesto for peace which is attached. The manifesto titled "Manifesto for Neutrality in the Interest of Pe…

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  • Letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford

    Ford, Henry

    A letter for Governor Rye from Henry Ford regarding the International Conference for Peace. In the letter, Ford asks Governor Rye to join him and other United States government officials to the confer…

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  • Big German Gun

    A German gun taken in the Crepy en Lannois region of France.

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  • First Aid Post at Voormeleeze

    Warfield, Francis B

    Photograph showing the entrance to a first aid station built into a hillside displaying a cross above the entrance.

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  • Red Cross dogs

    French soldiers practicing with Red Cross dogs in the trenches near Luippes.

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  • Sixty-pound guns in action

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Sixty-pound guns in action at Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, October 17, 1918. This British long-range gun will send its projectiles 15,000 yards. Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, France. October 17, 1918. See "Catalogue o…

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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from F. A. McKenzie, President of Fisk University

    McKenzie, Fayette Avery, 1872-1957

    Letter dated April 17, 1917 to Governor Tom C. Rye from Fayette Avery McKenzie, President of Fisk University and copy of telegram sent to President Woodrow Wilson also from McKenzie. These documents d…

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  • Help him win by saving and serving

    United States. Department of the Treasury

    This poster from World War I shows General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, holding the hands of two children, a boy and a girl. General Pershing is dressed in his mil…

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  • Ready for Work at Box Factory

    Photograph of two women from the Old Hickory Powder Plant Box Factory dressed in their work uniforms, called "womanalls." One of the women is seated on a box, presumably made at the factory. In the ac…

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  • Cloth Hall and St. Martin's Cathedral at Ypres

    Warfield, Francis B

    This photograph features Cloth Hall and St. Martin's Cathedral in ruins.

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