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#151 world war I nerd

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:47 AM

Not too much to see in this 3rd Army in review photo taken in 1919. However, take a look at the enlarger view of the various division color guards in the next post.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:48 AM

In the close up you can clearly make out the 3rd Army painted helmets, as well as the felt backed collar discs that seem to have been only used within that AEF organization.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:56 AM

That last post wasn't very impressive, so let's try a closer view of the color guards ...

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:57 AM

A rather nonchalant group of men and their mascot from the104th Company, Coast Artillery Corps circa 1914.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:59 AM

Studio shot of an "advancing bayonets" Doughboy in full kit, probably taken in 1918.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

A gathering of apron clad AEF cooks or bakers or butchers (not sure which) circa 1918.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:01 AM

AEF "tourists" in a hanger full of captured German aircraft … probably taken after the Armistice was signed.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:05 AM

Stateside shot of a pair of artillerymen in training circa 1917-1918. Note the spurs and the ankle-length pre-WW I issued 1913 Overcoat.

 

In France, these long overcoats were shortened by approximately 10 inches; thus making them more practical for wear in the trenches. The cut-down overcoats were known as "Trench Overcoats. The longer 1913 Overcoat was replaced early in 1918 by the 1917 Overcoat, which was identical except for its shorter length.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

A French carte postale showing an AEF aviator wearing the fur-lined cloth flight suit as worn by AEF pilots and observers.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:08 AM

Stateside buglers with makeshift cord slings attached to their bugles. Note the Buglers' PFC Chevron worn on the right sleeve of the left hand bugler.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:11 AM

Not sure if these are Regulars or Guardsmen, but I'm pretty sure they are somewhere along the Mexican border in 1916. I don't know what to make of the bowler hat wearing man in the center. Maybe he's just a visitor or some sort of a civilian contractor, perhaps a cook?

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:16 AM

A captain in the Massachusetts State Guard circa 1918.

 

Each state formed its own State Guard during WW I. The State Guard took over the duties of the National Guard after they had been sworn into Federal service with the AEF. The State Guards' were allowed to wear Army issued clothing. However, they were not authorized to use Army insignia so they would not be mistaken for active duty soldiers. Thus each State Guard organization adopted its own set of insignia, each of which was different.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:19 AM

Close up of the Massachusetts State Guard insignia as worn by the captain. Insignia is comprised of Massachusetts State Guard collar brass, what I'm guessing is the number of the regiment (?), captain's rank, buttons bearing the state seal of Massachusetts, and a Massachusetts State Guard brassard.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:20 AM

Men from what looks like an Ohio National Guard outfit circa 1910-ish.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:24 AM

Of interest is the combined use of pin-back 1902 style collar insignia for branch of service (infantry) and of 1910 style collar discs, which I think bear the word "Ohio". If you look closely, you can see the 1902 crossed rifle insignia on the sides of their collars and the Ohio collar discs near the front.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:32 AM

One more that I forgot to post earlier ...

 

24th Infantry in New York, burdened with 1903 equipment circa 1909-ish.

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:33 PM

Three of my favorites - here is #1.

 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:35 PM

#3

 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

A French carte postale showing an AEF aviator wearing the fur-lined cloth flight suit as worn by AEF pilots and observers.

 

I'd call that one a unique photograph



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Posted 29 September 2018 - 03:54 PM

I've shown this one before.  Full photo and details here http://www.usmilitar...rt-shafter-wwi/

 

Excerpt from 1st Infantry Regiment, Guarding the Interned Germans captured on Guam and Hawaii at Fort Shafter T.H. 

Summer khaki uniforms, Colts and M1910 Garrison belts

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:17 AM

Brooke, those are some doosies, each one is unique in its own way! If you have any more, please post.

 

Salvage sailor, I remember that one. I thought it was a fantastic photo then and it still is. It's nice to se the 1910 Enlisted Men's Garrison Belt, as they don't turn up in photos very often, especially with a revolver holster attached.



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 06:16 AM

How about a uniformed non-fraternization moment?

 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:00 PM

North Russia Transportation Corps, armed with the M1891 Mosin Nagant - rifle inspection. Spring 1919.

 

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