Monday, November 28, 2011

Four from Delaware City

These four are all from The W. B. Nichols Studio in Delaware City, Delaware. The closest Army base would have been Fort DuPont. Coast Artillery Corps trained units here for action in France
Private Voyle Ryse served in the 43rd Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps.

Identified on the back as Private Robert E. Fudge.

Just the names Sharp and Bowen on the back on this one.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Three from the same studio

There is no writing on the back of any of these cards to indicate where they were taken. The soldier above has a Wolseley Pattern Helmet indicating he is ready for a warm climate while the soldier in the last photograph has a Winter Forage Cap on.
Three sergeants with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

A soldier wearing a Winter Forage Cap or a "Gorblimey".

Saturday, November 19, 2011

342 Machine Gun Battalion

Officers from the 342nd Machine Gun Battalion. Possibly in Pfalzel, Germany.

Border Guards

A mixed group of German and Swiss border guards in what is now Lucelle France. Lützel is the German spelling.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Russian Officers

I am confused on the ranks of these three officers pictured somewhere in Germany. The back seems to read captain but the stars on the shoulder straps indicate they are lieutenants.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bert and Abbott

Abbott the YMCA man about to give some doughboys a sightseeing tour of Paris. Bert is the truck.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hill 240, Reims

Some boxes for French 75mm explosives. Hill 240 was a highly contested area in the Second Battle of the Marne. French, British and Italian troops were involved in the fighting for possession on the hill in July and August of 1918.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Army Pay Corps

The three in the front have the cap badge of the Army Pay Corps. They were responsible for paying the soldiers wherever they went. In 1914 that would have been a shilling a day for a private.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Heinrich Remmele proudly posting his objectives in October of 1914. The general feeling at the beginning was that the war would be over in a matter of weeks.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


German pioneers building shelter behind the front line.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

To Mary

Reginald Jowitt and friend in a studio in France. The cap badges are not clear but I think they are members of the Royal Scots.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Harry M. Davis

A member of the US Army Medical Corps he would have been working out of Base Hospital 27 which was located in the Mongazon Seminary in Angers. Over 19,000 cases were admitted into the hospital starting in late 1917 until the end of the war.

Harry B. Fair

Two cards from the studio of Harry B. Fair of Pottstown, PA. One with the photographer's mark embossed in the lower right corner. The other with it printed on the back.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Maurice is a member of the 8th Regiment. He has a patch of the Telegraph Section on his sleeve.

Depot des equipages

Five French sailors in an undated photo.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

American sailors

The hat tallies on these fellows are a bit blurry. My best guess is that they are from the USS Missouri. A Maine class battleship used for training during World War One.

No telling who is David Buckey in this photo from Flynn Photo Co, Washington D.C.

Taken at Rugen Studios 167 Thames St. Newport, RI. Mr. Rugen also sold artist's materials and typewriters at this location.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pro War Rally

A float from a parade warning the American public of the dangers of German militarism.