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#426 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

Newport News Port of Embarkation in World War I  http://file:///C:/Us...War I Guide.pdf



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:45 PM

During World War I, the War Department established major embarkation stations in Hampton Roads to send troops and supplies to Europe. In Northern Virginia, the Marines started building their base at Quantico and the War Department began the precursor to Fort Belvoir.
 
In the Shenandoah Valley, the Quartermaster Depot created a remount station to ship horses to Europe.

 

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:25 AM

Unidentified hospital scene.  Possibly American University during the influenza outbreak.  The sign above the stage reads "Pro Deo Et Patria" (for God and Country).

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:21 AM

Carthage Light Guard, thanks for posting the hospital image. Wish I could find some good close ups of WW I era hospital orderlies, nurses and doctors wearing Army issued hospital garb. All of the military hospital clothing photos seem to be at a distance, much like yours. One of my research goals is to document what AEF hospital personnel (including patients) wore.

 

Now for some more photos ...

 

Company M of an unidentified regular Army or National Guard outfit (probably NG) at Camp Forsten, 1911.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

Close up of Company M's bugler. Wish I could make out his collar disc.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:30 AM

Not sure if these are Regulars or National Guardsmen - probably the latter. Also not entirely sure of the date, but my best guess would be between 1911 and 1916. Note the sleeve garters on both men, as well as the non-regulation woolen puttees worn by the right hand soldier.

 

Woolen puttees show up with some degree of frequency in pre-1917 photos of U.S. Army personnel. The infantry equipment board actually recommended that the Army replace canvas leggings with woolen puttees in 1910. This, of course, didn't happen until late 1917 or early 1918.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:34 AM

I'm really disappointing that I wasn't the high bidder on this eBay photo of a soldier in the Philippines circa 1913. I'm posting it anyway, because it's such a great image with a small amount of colorization.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:36 AM

An undated photo of a Navy shore party/kitchen detail. No ID or date, but the fruit crates all appear to have Spanish names, so maybe Central or South America?

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:38 AM

Close up of the wash-basin-beating petty officer, what looks to be a Filipino sailor and the above mentioned fruit crates.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:43 AM

This is not anywhere near to being a full-length soldier photo, unless you count the commissary sales counter as being "full-length"

 

Anyway, the image is of a 23rd Infantry (note the stencil in the lower left-hand corner) field or camp commissary. What's interesting is the array of goods for sale that are on display. They range from cigars to toothpaste, to  snacks and playing cards.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:44 AM

Close up of the left-side items for sale.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:45 AM

Close up of the right-side items for sale.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:49 AM

Snapshot of Chas Daniels and Ralph Mussen at Camp Lee, Virginia, December 1917. The plate wrapped around the front fender reads: "U.S. ARMY Q.T.M.C.".

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:52 AM

Scrawled across the reverse of this image of a 4th Division marked motorcycle with sidecar is, "Raymond Pensyl Withington, Picture taken in Germany, 1917."

 

I'm sure the writer of that caption meant 1919, not 1917.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:53 AM

Close up of the bike's 4th Infantry Division insignia.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:55 AM

A great photo of a 56th Engineer Regiment searchlight and crew.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:57 AM

Close up of the Engineer collar disc and brass numerals "56" worn on the overseas caps of the light's operators.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:58 AM

"Soldiers leaving France" with full packs, circa 1919.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:26 AM

32nd Division, Engineer regiment veteran, 1919.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:27 AM

Last image for this installment ...

 

Close up of the above 32nd Infantry Division insignia.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:09 AM

Unnamed trooper from Troop B, 15th Cavalry Regiment circa 1911.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:10 AM

Close up of the Cavalry trooper.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:12 AM

Another shot of the same Cavalry soldier, but this time he's holding a revolver.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:12 AM

Close up of the above.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

Navy dungarees, not sure of the date or the location. Could be pre-WWI.

 

Does anybody know?

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