• 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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  • Uniform of Lt. John Barksdale Greer

    This uniform, consisting of tunic, breeches, and neck stock of white cotton, belonged to Lt. John Barksdale Greer who served in the 117th MG Battn., 31st Div. and 324th MG Battn., 83rd Div., both of w…

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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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  • Real photograph postcard of Petty Officer First Class Guy E. Housholder

    Guy E. Housholder of Knoxville enlisted at age 18 and served on the minelayer U.S.S. Housatonic as a Fireman 2nd Class. His uniform bears the shoulder insignia of a machinist mate. He was honorably di…

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  • Halloween postcard from Ben Dell McKnight to A. B. Banks

    This Halloween postcard from Ben Dell McKnight to A. B. Banks was sent while he was recovering from a wound in a hospital in New York, NY. "Dear Annie, How are you by now? I am much better than I have…

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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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  • Goddard, Cecil French

    United States. Navy White

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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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  • 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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  • Copy Print photographs of 2nd Lt. Hugh Francis Carey

    Hugh Francis Carey had served in the Tennessee National Guard before World War I. He received a commission into the army and his brother sent him the money to purchase a uniform in New York. He was st…

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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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  • 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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  • Photo postcard of the U.S.S. Siboney

    The naval troop ship U.S.S. Siboney is camouflaged in "war paint." Pvt. Henry R. Hubbs, a box maker from Knoxville, went over to Europe on this ship during World War I. Family tradition holds that he…

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  • Loller, Willie A.

    United States. Army; Infantry; 92nd Division; 366th Regiment; Company I Black

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  • Letter written to a friend from John Jacob Baggenstoss

    Baggenstoss enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 in 1917. He served on USS New Jersey and USS Delaware and took part in the search for the missing transport USS Cyclops which disappeared in the Bermuda T…

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  • Uniform breeches with web belt

    These issue uniform breeches with web belt, button fly, with reinforced legs and laced closures belonged to John William Cato. The contractor's label on inside left pocket reads "Sol. Newman / 24 E. 1…

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  • Save and serve the cause of freedom

    Cooper, Fred G. (Frederic Gross), 1883-1962

    This poster from World War I lists four ways that individuals can ration and substitute food needed for soldiers. The text of the poster reads, "Save-1. Wheat-use more corn 2. Meat-use more fish and b…

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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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  • Souvenir photo folder from the U.S.A. Debarkation Hospital No. 5

    This envelopelike souvenir folder has an illustration of Lady Liberty on front and contains several photographic images of the U.S.A. Debarkation Hospital No. 5, Grand Central Palace, New York, N.Y. I…

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