Edited by DevilDan1900, 11 January 2007 - 07:03 PM.
Let's see some Pre-WWII USMC Photos
Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:01 PM
Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:37 PM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:00 AM
I'm glad to see someone else here who likes period pics. I like the one you posted. Here is one from the archives, a colorized Postal Card. It shows Marines aboard the USS New York armed with M1903 Springfield Rifles.
If I can find the time I will try to post a few more later on.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:57 AM
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:32 AM
Good to have you aboard! I was so impressed with your USMC photo threads on the WA forum, I figured I would make an attempt over here. See if I could get some never before seen images out of the woodwork. The photo that I have is an original, but there were at least 2 copies made. The scratches you see on their uniforms was apparently made to the actual negative for some reason. The one that appears in Chenoweth's book was one copy that was donated to the USMC Museum in the mid 1970s along with Dan Daly's two Medals of Honor and some other limited ephemera by his Nephew. The one that I have was one of his personal copies and has his handwriting on it as well as the stamp of the studio where it was taken in Hong Kong.
Edited by DevilDan1900, 13 January 2007 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:38 AM
A great shot of Generals LeJeune and Butler. Those guys look tough as nails.
Here is another. It shows a shipboard Marine, date and location unknown, bearing a Navy M1895 Lee Rifle. He has on the unique Lee cartridge belt and bayonet scabbard. I don't think the Marines used these rifles very long, so that ought to narrow down just when this one was taken. Photo credit to RayG (I think!).
Edited by Brig, 20 May 2014 - 12:39 PM.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:22 PM
Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:49 PM
Here is another one. This one is from the 1920s when the Marines became involved in guarding US Mail shipments. These Marines are seen in Detroit, armed with the M1903 rifle and the M1911 pistol.
Edited by Brig, 20 May 2014 - 12:41 PM.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:22 PM
Here's a photo postcard I purchased just today at a local flea market. Is this a WW1 era Marine? Immediately below the ega on his hat is a "13". It's possibly a different number but it looks like 13. Does that represent Company 13 ? The photographer's name on the reverse is: Lipp Studios in Philadelphia.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:49 PM
Edited by Dirk, 13 January 2007 - 08:32 PM.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:45 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:38 AM
Two photos of my Great Uncle Private Peter George Green, one just after completing training at Parris Island when he was attached to the Port Royal Marine Band (June 1918) and the other in France with Co. B, 13th Marines (probably September 1918).
Note in the first photo the Musicians emblem under the EGA and on his collar and in the second that he has the breech action cover on his M1903 rifle.
Edited by Brig, 20 May 2014 - 12:42 PM.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:07 AM
Gary: Nice picture
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:00 AM
I do love the photo of the marines in France getting on the famous rail cars the "8 or 40s" as they were known. Very cool image, especialy with the overseas caps that have the large EGA mounted on them.
And Bill, I believe you can go into your post with the oversized picture and do an advanced edit to remove the image. If you'd like I can resize and repost it for you.
Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:50 AM
I guess the picture was too big....Moderator, please delete the "hat shot"
I looked at the pic before deleting. It was about 172 kb and you can post pics up tp 250 kb. I'm not sure why the problem. I did try to fix it before deleting it with no luck. You might edit the size and try again.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:16 PM
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Edited by DevilDan1900, 21 February 2007 - 07:31 PM.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:33 PM
Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:28 AM
75-MM M1A1 PACK HOWITZER AND T4?? CART
REGIMENT OF 800 FLEET MARINES FROM QUANTICO, TWO TROOPS OF CAVALRY FROM FORT MEYER, AND 600 CADETS FROM THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF CHANCELLORSVILLE IN THE FREDRICKSBURG AND SPOTSYLVANIA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK.
THURSDAY, MAY 2 1935
Posted 09 March 2007 - 02:23 PM
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:44 PM
I won this around 6 months ago. I bought them for the carts and the pack howitzer. I own a similar cart this is a 1943 T4E1 and I believe the carts in the picture are probably T4's
I was unaware that these were tied to any one person. The seller acted like they were the only items he had. I have about 24 pictures, 10 newspaper clippings, and the program for the event. There is also a typed out schedule for the RE-ENACTMENT.
The only names on the back of the photos are SGT M. B. Johnston. Do you need anymore info on the event?
Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:14 AM
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