Friday, November 5, 2010

Photo Number 363

Today we will begin looking at some forgotten old soldier photos. Veterans Day is next week..but it used to be called Armistice Day and it was November 11, 1918 that The Great War ended.

World War I or The Great War (that is what the old people used to call it)  began in 1914.  The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.  Many of the WW I photos of American soldiers are from 1917 and 1918.

soldier  Postcard Azo triangles up Bva

This is a Real Photo Postcard of a WWI soldier.  It is an Azo postcard with triangles pointing up.  They were made from 1904 to this one fits in perfectly for our 1917 to 1918 dates.

I am not an expert with Uniforms or if anyone has anything to add please leave me a comment and I will add the info to the original post.

I find it very sad that these soldiers photos have been forgotten.

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  1. It is sad that these soldiers are "forgotten" or lost to their families. This photo is in good condition.

  2. I am fortunate to have several photos of one of my great uncles who served in WWI. I also have a photo that has not only my great uncle in his uniform but also one of my great aunts who served during WWI as a nurse. One of the photos of him is especially cherished by my oldest son who noticed the unit patch on his sleeve. At the time, my son was a part of that same unit getting ready to deploy to Iraq at the beginning of the war there in 2003. One of my uncles had served in the same unit at the close of WWII and he told my son and I that that particular unit crest had gotten two other generations of our family home safe from war and that it would do the same for him. There must have been something to what he said, as my son came home alive from Iraq.
    My great uncle was in the cavalry as a messenger and also a farrier (horseshoer)in France.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your photos of soldiers from the past!

  3. I'm no expert in WWI uniforms but this one is not wearing the "doughboy" steel helmet or what I've seen of the flying corp.

    This appears to be an earlier pattern 1912 winter service coat (designed by a british tailor) with no visible rank insignia.

    This PDF document details many US Army uniform designs through the years - and may be of interest to some readers.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie