United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection 078

Clay Stalls; unknown library staff member.
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
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United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection Collection number: 078

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Clay Stalls; unknown library staff member.
Date Completed:
August 2013
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls
© 2013 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection
Dates: 1918-1919
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps
Collection Size: 1 archival document box (.5 linear feet)
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: This collection consists mainly of photographs of United States Army troops and officers on the Western Front in World War I, both on the front and in the rear.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box and Folder number, United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection, Collection 078, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Acquisition Information

Accession number: 2005.85.

Collection Description

This collection consists of photographs, most of which bear the stamp of the United States Army Signal Corps, and some textual material concerning United States Army troops on the Western Front during World War I. Many also bear captions typewritten on onion skin paper, for they were part of an exhibit: who and where the exhibit was held, and when, are unknown. The exhibit, based on evidence from the captions, was probably done soon after the war. The caption of the photograph in folder 22 mentions the "News Photo Editor of the A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Force)", so the photographs may also have been used for newspapers, mostly likely military.
Subjects include the relationship of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) with the troops, the St. Mihiel offensive of the United States Army, and United Staes Army troops in the occupation of Germany. There are also photograph of President Woodrow Wilson in Europe after the war and of General John J. Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe.
The description of the photographs in the box and folder list is at least partly based on that provided by the caption. Photographs with captions are noted as such, as well as those bearing the mark of the United State Army Signal Corps. Some photographs bear a stamp on the verso noting that the American Expeditionary Force censor has reviewed and passed them.

Arrangement

The United States Army Signal Corps World War I Photograph Collection is arranged by individual photograph or document in eighty-two folders, in one archival document box.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Army. Signal Corps
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photography
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
Young Men's Christian associations


Box and Folder List

Box:Folder 1:1

United States President Woodrow Wilson welcomed on the Rue Royale, Paris. 1918

Box:Folder 1:2

Officer, perhaps General John J. Pershing, with entourage. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:3

United States Army troops in field. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:4

United States Army car entering gateway, before police cordon and crowd. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:5

Poster on wall for debate "Rheinland-eine Repuplik? " United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:6

United States Army troops in trench. undated

Box:Folder 1:7

House of Parliament along the River Thames, London. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:8

United States Army soldier in front of Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:9

United States Army officers with artillery piece. undated

Box:Folder 1:10

United States Army troops at firing range. undated

Box:Folder 1:11

Trafalgar Square, London. undated

Box:Folder 1:12

Y.M.C.A. Workers and United States Army soldier at piano. undated

Box:Folder 1:13

United States Army Troops and tank. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:14

Two United States Army soldiers posing. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:15

Portrait: President Woodrow Wilson. With caption. undated

Box:Folder 1:16

French crowd lining the Rue Royale to see President Wilson. With caption. undated

Box:Folder 1:17

President Wilson and General John J. Pershing leaving town hall, Chaumont, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:18

President and Mrs. Wilson arriving to the pier at Dover. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. December 26, 1918

Box:Folder 1:19

United States President Woodrow Wilson reviews the Military Guard of Honor, England. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. December 28, 1918

Box:Folder 1:20

Address of General John J. Pershing to the Fourth Division, American Army of Occupation. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:21

Portrait: General John J. Pershing, wearing the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:22

General John J. Pershing and Duchess Marie of Luxembourg watch the parade of the 18th Infantry. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:23

General John J. Pershing leads the procession of United States troops through Luxembourg. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:24

Portrait: 1st Lieutenant Edward V. Rickenbacker; aviator. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:25

Portrait: Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:26

Portrait: Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:27

Portrait: Lieutenant Blair Thaw of the United States Air Service in France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:28

United States Army Headquarter 1917-1919: Hotel Crillon, Paris, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. probably 1917-1919

Box:Folder 1:29

Headquarters of the Fourth Army Corps of the United States Army of Occupation; Cochem, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:30

Sergeant Jos. J. Walsh atop tower of the American Army's Headquarters, Coblenz, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:31

American First Division on guard in Coblenz-on-the-Rhine. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:32

View from German headquarters of the Army of Occupation: Coblenz. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:33

United States Army soldier holding 1bb mm. shells. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:34

German artillery captured by United States Army troops. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:35

American Red Cross station bombarded by German guns. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:36

Trucks bearing wounded United States Army troops and United States Marines to a base hospital. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:37

Unted States Army infantrymen passing through Vaux, France. With caption. undated

Box:Folder 1:38

Explosion of German ammunition dump, Verdun, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:39

American artillery observer northwest of Verdun, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:40

Tank used agains the Germans in the Franco-American advance on Soissons, France. With the caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:41

Tanks moving to support the French attack on Juvigny, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:42

Unites States Marine and three French Army soldiers watching the effects of shell fire. With caption. undated

Box:Folder 1:43

United States Army field signalmen repairing a wire near Juvigny, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:44

German machine gun nest captured by United States Army infantrymen. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:45

United States United States Army Signal Corps lookout reporting retreat of enemy forces. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:46

United States Army infantrymen marching in a village near Fresnes, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:47

United States Army troops with Stokes mortar. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:48

American flying boat returning to the United States Naval Air Station in France. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:49

United States Army troops aboard the troopship "Leviathan," at Brest, France. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:50

United States Army troops back of the Cambrai-St. Quentin (France) front. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:51

United States Army troops with a Lewis Gun. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:52

United States Army poisonous gas officer at a gas alarm stations. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:53

African-American United States infantryman, during gas mask drill. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:54

United States Army troops with captured German army artillery pieces. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:55

United States Army tank advancing toward northern edge of St. Mihiel Salient (France). With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:56

Woinville, France: the St. Mihiel Salient. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:57

United States Army troops cross the Belgian border in a triumphal procession. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:58

28th Infantry, First Division, troops cross the bridge from Wormeldange, Luxembourg, into Wincheringen, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:59

German soliders in autombile, under white flag, lead United States Army troops into Treves, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. December 1, 1919

Box:Folder 1:60

Troops of the American First Division at German Barracks in Treves, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:61

28th Infantry, American 1st Division, on the road near Burg Arras, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:62

323rd field artillery in Straussenhausen, Germany. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:63

United States Army artillery underneath camouflage. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:64

United States Army troops in Fiume, Italy, hurling grenades. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:65

United States Army soldiers on the Fiavo front (Italy). With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:66

United States Army troops in foxhole. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. 1918

Box:Folder 1:67

Homeward-bound United States Army troops aboard the "Magnolia". With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. January 20, 1919

Box:Folder 1:68

United States Army soldier in front of Y.M.C.A. clubhouse in Arkhangelsk, Russia. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:69

Entrance to Y.M.C.A. building after German bombardment. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:70

Y.M.C.A. workers serving hot chocolate to United States Army troops. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:71

Y.M.C.A. workers at a decoration ceremony of two wounded soldiers. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:72

Y.M.C.A. worker. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:73

Cathedral in Florence, Italy. With caption. undated

Box:Folder 1:74

Interior: small French church. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:75

United States Army soldiers in a French church. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:76

Austrian delegates to the Peace Conference move into a villa at St. Germain-en-Laye United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:77

Mr. David Lloyd George leaving meeting which received the Allies' peace terms. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:78

Peace Conference: Chateau of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. With caption. United States Army Signal Corps stamp. undated

Box:Folder 1:79

Report on personnel of Bureau of Maps for week ending May 10, 1919. 1919

Box:Folder 1:80

Quote by Claude Faithfull, of the Bureau of Maps. undated

Box:Folder 1:81

A.H.Q. (American Headquarters?) YMCA directory of personnel and departments: May 10th, 1919, Paris Headquarters. 1919

Box:Folder 1:82

Magazine: Le Pantheon de la Guerre. undated