Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Amazing Photographs of World War I in 1914



Belgian soldiers make a charge near the River Yser during World War I, circa 1914.



Civilians watch as troops practice amongst a convoy of ambulances at Pilthey.



 German soldiers marching to the front during the first World War. A woman helps one man with his pack.



 A lone soldier with a bicycle stands amid the remains of a German motor convoy which lines a country lane after an attack by French field guns in the battle of the Aisne in France.



Russian cossacks on the march.



A French air-torpedo being fired from the trenches.



Soldiers accompanied by their wives and girlfriends on the march during the mobilization of German forces. 




German army Reservists waving and cheering as they rush to join. 



New recruits march alongside armed officers following the outbreak of the First World War.



A group of new recruits in training for service in the British Army during World War I.



Members of the Territorial army having a meal outside Somerset House, London.



British and Japanese officers stand by a Japanese flag flying over a wrecked German gun after the siege of Tsingtao.



German and Russian troops in a neutral area during a concert by a German military band. 




German soldiers in the trenches during WWI.



Russian generals and troops in WWI. 



German officers discussing the possibility of sending an airman of the 1st Army Corps to spy out enemy forces.



Members of the London Scottish Regiment undertake rifle drill. The London Scottish Regiment was formed by Lord Elcho, 10th Earl of Wemyss, in 1859 as the London Scottish Rifle Volunteers. They are affiliated to the Gordon Highlanders and wear the Elcho tartan (Hodden Grey).



A Serbian soldier of to the front is accompanied to the station by his wife.



Soldiers, including two recruits who have brought some chickens, at Victoria prepare to board the train for the battle front.



A British soldier says goodbye to his family before leaving for the war. 




A soldier with flowers on his helmet and equipment on his back prepares for departure during the mobilization of German forces.



Camouflage netting, wire netting covered with sacking or other material toning with the street, and stretched from house to house, render the two German soldiers invisible to aerial observers. This form of aerial camouflage was widely used by both sides during the Great War.




40 Vintage Photos Showing Life in America in 1943



Indiana. A soldier and a girl saying goodbye at the Greyhound bus station, Indianapolis, 1943



Indiana. A Greyhound bus station in Indianapolis, 1943



Indiana. At the Greyhound bus terminal, Indianapolis, September 1943



Indiana. Parents of one of the soldiers on a special bus, climbing onto the baggage cart to look into the bus until the moment it departs from the Greyhound terminal, Indianapolis, 1943



Maryland. Sailors at Glen Echo amusement park,  March 1943



Ohio. Lester Ward, a Greyhound bus driver, Columbus, September 1943



Ohio. Passengers in the waiting room of a bus station, Columbus, September 1943



Virginia. A girl in her room playing a phonograph at Arlington Farms, Arlington, June 1943



Washington D.C. Bob, the bartender at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington D.C. Bob, the bartender at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington D.C. Girl sitting alone in the Sea Grill, a bar and restaurant, waiting for a pickup, April 1943




Washington D.C. People in a cafeteria, April 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington DC. Riding on a streetcar, March 1943



Washington, D.C. A girl employed by the U.S. government, a new arrival at a boarding house, being greeted by her roommates, 1943



Washington, D.C. A slightly inebriated couple at the Sea Grill, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Admiring the cherry blossoms, April 1943



Washington, D.C. After dinner, a bridge game goes on nightly in the largest room in the boarding house, January 1943



Washington, D.C. Beer drinkers at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington, D.C. Beer drinkers at the Sea Grill, 1943



Washington, D.C. Columns of the National Gallery of Art, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Girl and a soldier came into the Sea Grill separately, but are developing a beautiful friendship, 1943



Washington, D.C. Girls employed by the U.S. government in a room selected for them by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) personnel service, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Little boy riding on a streetcar, 1943



Washington, D.C. Member of the Shore Patrol who helps get servicemen lined up and in order while waiting for special buses to leave the Greyhound bus terminal on Sunday evenings, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Member of the Shore Patrol who helps get servicemen lined up and in order while waiting for special buses to leave the Greyhound bus terminal on Sunday evenings, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Mrs. St. Ayr greeting a new girl employee of the U.S. government at the station, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Part of the line waiting to board one of the special buses for servicemen leaving the Greyhound terminal on Sunday nights, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Sailor reading in line while waiting to board a bus at the Greyhound terminal, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldier and a sailor on the steps of a monument in front of the Capitol on a Sunday, March 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldier buying a ticket at the Greyhound bus depot, April 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



 Washington, D.C. Soldier in front of the Capitol theatre, 1943



Washington, D.C. Soldiers looking out the window of the bus just before leaving the Greyhound terminal, 1943



Washington, D.C. Sue, a waitress at the Sea Grill serving beer, April 1943



Washington, D.C. Woman standing in line with her son until he leaves on the bus at the Greyhound bus depot, April 1943



A girl waiting for the bus by a road's edge. Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, September 1943



 Miss Helen Ringwald works with the pneumatic tubes through which messages are sent to branches in other parts of the city of Washington D.C. for delivery, 1943



Photos by Esther Bubley (1921-1998)