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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:18 PM

Some where along the way since I began collection WW I & pre-WW I photographs of the U.S. Army & AEF I've accumulated a handful of USMC original photographs whose interest range vary from almost to a little bit. Therefore, you won't see any jaw-dropping 2nd Division star & Indian head shots, just images of U.S. Marines doing what they did all around the world and 'Over There' in France during the first two decades of the 20th century.

 

Feel free to comment on, or ask for closer views on any of the images posted below. Likewise, feel free to post any of your own USMC related photographs that hail from the end of the 19th century up until the end of the First World War.

 

Thanks for looking, World War I Nerd ...

 

I'll start off with a French Carte Postale of three unnamed Marines wearing Army issued olive drab service dress. The only insignia present are E,G & A cap Badges, USMC Collar Discs, one USMC Good Conduct Ribbon, a Marksman and Expert Marksman shooting badges.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:19 PM

A closer view of the Marine insignia

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

An image of an unidentified Fleet Marine rifleman and a Bandsman.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:23 PM

USMC band photo inscribed: "Meneuvor (sic) Grounds Paris Island / Band S.C."

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:24 PM

Close up of the band insignia as worn on the winter field coat & campaign cover.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:26 PM

Unidentified Marines wearing khaki cotton summer field dress and what look to be Army issued 1902 pattern Campaign Hats with folded brims and felt reinforced holes in the brim where the hat's tying cord passes through.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:28 PM

Close up of the covers. Take a close look at the cover on the ground.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

Postcard of fleet Marines and sailors on the U.S.S. Nebraska dated November 7, 1913, and labeled Vera Cruz, Mexico.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

Close up of the khaki covers.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:32 PM

An unidentified postcard of Marines in the tropics - probably the Philippines.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:32 PM

Close up of the two old-timers.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

A solo Marine posing for the camera while a curious youngster observes the proceedings, said to be taken in Vera Cruz, Mexico.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

Close up of the Marine and his gear.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:37 PM

Profile of a pair of Marines wearing 1910 style USMC equipment.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

USMC, ah … wargames on Guam.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:39 PM

Close up of the Marine rifleman.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:40 PM

A closer look at the rifleman's cover.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

Private Moss at Marine Barracks, South Carolina.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:43 PM

The above photo is pre-1910, so I'm pretty sure his campaign cover was Army issue. Anyway, here's a close up of the Army (?) cover as used by the USMC.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

Lets try for a larger shot of Private Moss's' cover.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:48 PM

Private Moss (again) in the barracks. Note the pre-1910 equipment hanging off the front of his rack.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

U. S. Marines armed with 1917 Enfield Rifles and prisoners somewhere south of the border, presumably in the Caribbean, or Central or South America.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:52 PM

A closer look at the Enfield Rifles and bayonets.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:53 PM

The Marines are also wearing lift-the-dot cartridge belts, dating the photo to 1917 or later.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 03:54 PM

A better look at the unfortunate prisoners. From what country do they hail from?

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