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Portraits of WWI Auxiliaries

Started by jagjetta , Nov 29 2015 10:22 AM

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#126 kfields

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:04 AM

And lastly, captioned: " In Action! Making doughnuts at Front Line"

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Nice selection of Salvation Army greeting cards, Kfields! Thanks for sharing.  

 

Here is an unidentified Knights of Columbus secretary, photographed in a French Studio

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:08 PM

Knights of Columbus Secretary taking the opportunity to look like a fighter, photographed with three AEF soldiers in a French Studio

 

 

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:26 AM

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Signal Corps photo with the caption, " AMERICAN WOMEN AMBULANCE DRIVERS who have been at the front under fire were formerly in the American Fund for French Wounded and now belong to the Comite Americain pour Regions Devastes which is affiliated with the A.R.C. [American Red Cross]"

 

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#130 Nicolas

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

Some pictures from Paris and the women of the SHURTLEFF MEMORIAL RELIEF WORK. attached at to A.R.C.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

Some pictures from Paris and the women of the SHURTLEFF MEMORIAL RELIEF WORK. attached at to A.R.C
 
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Great image, Nicolas! Thanks for posting them.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:57 AM

I have still have so much to learn about the various service organizations that it scares me---I'm sure this is a pretty simple shot but I don't know who these folks work for, any insights?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

Unidentified YWCA woman in France, ca. 1919.

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:28 AM

Gladys and Irene McIntyre, Salvation Army workers in France. 

 

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#135 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

Damn! You keep pulling more great material out of that collection. I particularly like the ID'ed Salvation Army ladies!



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:12 AM

Mrs. Dunbar   WW1  YWCA

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

I've been trying to paste a photo in here, but can't seem to make it work. Anyway - for any who want more details on the YMCA, I highly recommend two resources: "Service With the Fighting Men" - https://archive.org/details/servicewithfight01taft     and "That Damn Y" by Mayo. Service with the Fighting Men is a two-volume set and has a lot of the details of who, how many, etc including citations for the men and women of the Y who were KIA, WIA, etc and decorations including the Croix de Guerre and US Distinguished Service Cross! "That Damn Y" was written by a lady who started her research from an anti-Y position, until she got to France and discovered the truth of the gargantuan effort made by that organization on behalf of the troops. She explains that there sere some "dodos" - as she put it - as well as some incompetent and crooked people, but they were a very small minority. She also showed how things were misinterpreted and gave the Y a bum rap. She quotes a Salvation Army officer who said that "94% of our doughnuts were SOLD to the men, but it's the 6% that we gave away that's always referenced." The Y gave away a lot as well. Both are good reads. Does anyone have photos of YMCA female volunteers in uniforms made from OD or Khaki material rather than the usual blue-gray? I've been trying to post one that I believe does, but can't make it work. Any help is appreciated. I've been loving this thread and learned a lot from it. I also much appreciate the photos and have "borrowed" liberally. I'm glad of the watermarks some of you include so I can know whom to credit if I use them in shared material with a group that is putting together a reenactment group portraying the Y in Europe for commemorative activities. Thanks again.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:24 PM

Great thread.



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:16 AM

This is my first women’s auxiliary photo.....any ideas or thoughts on what service they are in? Both ladies have metal Infantry insignia on their hats. The one lady on the right has an Engineer patch on her sleeve. They sure have a lot of buttons everywhere! I will post a better photo when I receive it! 4ba1f853cfc459d4b8a4ab57b5902264.jpg

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:16 PM

I received the photo and hopefully these are a little more clear. Also, is it my imagination or are these two ladies twins? 099fa445d3bf4ad1fb5643fdc9383567.jpg71a3f82f1f144eec78f1a6d390d41cee.jpg

Edited by abqpropguy, 28 March 2018 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:18 PM

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