• 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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  • 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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  • British Artillery racing to the front

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    British Artillery making quick time getting to the front. Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, France. October 17, 1918. Photograph shows soldiers moving artillery in action.

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  • Champion Tube Rollers of the World

    Photograph and article describing the group of African American workers employed under Babcock and Wilcox Company, who assembled boilers by rolling tubes that attached steam drums to mud drums at the…

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  • 105th Regiment Engineers seeking shelter from enemy fire

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Members of the 105th Regiment Engineers seek shelter from enemy shell fire under the protection of a high bank. This party came under range of German guns while proceeding into St. Martin-Reviere & we…

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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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  • Private M. L. Hunley of Company K

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    "Pvt. M. L. Hunley of Company K, 117th Regiment Infantry, 30th Division and other unidentified soldiers in a trench. Pvt. Hunley appears to be mending a piece of his equipment. The description on the…

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  • Camouflaged German Battery near Ostend

    A camouflaged German battery near Ostend, Belgium.

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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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  • Letter to Governor Tom C. Rye from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union No. 41

    United Brotherhood of Carpenters Joiners of America. Local Union No. 41

    Letter dated July 12, 1918 in which the Nashville chapter of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners petitioned Governor Tom C. Rye to remove Theodore Hoepfner, a German-born American citizen,…

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  • French Grenadiers at Marne

    French Grenadiers taken at the Battle of the Marne in France. The soldiers are shown in trenches.

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  • French tank leading an attack along Marne

    A French tank going across a field followed by a group of soldiers carrying rifles.

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  • Eat less and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom

    Hendee, A

    This poster from World War I shows a variety of fruits and vegetables. The text of the poster reads, "Eat less and let us be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom."

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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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  • Follow the Pied Piper

    Barney, Maginel Wright, 1877-1966

    This poster from World War I shows Uncle Sam playing a fife, leading children carrying gardening tools (a hoe, rake, trowel, and shovel) and a seed bag. There are fields of crops in the background. Th…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Our Colored Heroes

    Renesch, E.G

    This color lithograph illustrates the heroic fight waged by African American World War I soldiers Sergeant Henry Johnson and Private Needham Roberts on May 15, 1918 when they were attacked on guard du…

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