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Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees at a camp in the Presidio. Military personnel stand by as women and children bring buckets to fill. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms with personnel

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Headquarters of the American Library Association, War Service Branch, in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

College and Universities - University of Wisconsin - Personnel S.A.T.C. [Student Army Training Corps], Wisconsin "U", Madison, Wisconsin. Italian General, Major Holoway, Captain Rowley and Lieutenant Sloan

American Red Cross - E thru H - American Red Cross Personnel. Capt. James Hazen Hyde, Aide to Col. Gibson, American Red Cross Commissioner for France

Alien Property Custodian - Personnel - Alien Property Unit marches in Liberty Loan Parade. Grouped on the steps is the Alien Property Unit under A. Mitchell Palmer, Custodian of Alien Property, which marched in the third Liberty Loan Parade in Wash., D.C. The most striking of their banner was: "We Buy Liberty Bonds with the Kaiser's Money." April 30, 1918

American Red Cross - I thru M - American Red Cross Personnel. Maj. Alexander Lambert, American Red Cross

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Chemical laboratory rooms and personnel

American Library Association - Library Personnel - A.L.A. Camp Kearny Library, Linda Vista, Cal. Left to right: J.J Quire, Camp Librarian; Fr. Herbert Putman, General Director, Library War Service; I.N. Lawson, Jr., Asst. Librarian

American Red Cross - Recreation and Sports - American Red Cross recreation hut, at Base Hospital No. 6 near Bordeaux. This hut was equipped by the American Red Cross and although at present manned by Y.M.C.A. personnel, it is soon to be taken over and operated by A.R.C

American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross Personnel. Emergency and Hospitals Committee of the Belfast, (Ireland) branch, who had charge of relief work in Northern Ireland in the Otranto disaster. Left to right: sitting - Mrs. Mary H. Walkington, San Francisco; mrs. Johnny M. Simponton, Orange, N.J.; Mrs. J.C. white, Augusta, GA.; Mrs. Hunter Sharp, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Malcolm Gordon, Paterson, N.J.; Mrs. Francis Dolan, N.Y.; Standing: Mrs. Edith J. Brewster, St. Louis; Mrs. F. McMullen, Belfast, Ireland; Mrs. Florence M. McMullen, Rye, N.Y.; Mrs. Oarline Stewart, Brooklyn; Mrs. Edith Blake Fitchie, Philadelphia; J.F. Cleaver, Belfast; Mrs. Bertha W. Shillington, Charlottestown; mrs. Ann Small Weir, Philadelphia; Mrs. E.W.G. Reid, Chicago

American Red Cross - Groups - Personnel of American Red Cross Mission to Poland on day of their arrival at home in Warsaw. In front row from right are Col. W.C. Bailey of Boston, head of the Mission; Major H.W. Taylor of Mobile; Col. Francis E. Frontczak of Buffalo

American Red Cross - E thru H - Red Cross Canteen near front in France. Captain Godchaux of the American Red Cross outpost service and Canteel Personnel, 3 miles from the front. American Red Cross workers here, face continual bombardment. They serve the soldiers with tobacco, chocolates, etc

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - Camp Leach, formerly American University Camp, Washington, D.C. A view of the camp

American Red Cross - Groups - Red Cross Personnel - U.S. Miss Delano's office at the Red Cross Building, Washington, D.C

American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross Personnel in front of their Headquarters at Bruges, Belgium, after the departure of the Germans and in the building from which the Germans directed their submarine campaign

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Camp Greene Volunteer Library Workers

Ceremonies and Parades - Float Typifying U.S.S. Olympia constructed by enlisted personnel, Receiving Ship, Naval Station, New Orleans, La., for use in demonstration on July 4, 1918

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Personnel U.S. England. American women in London helped the British Red Cross in its work of collection in certain districts. A flower and vegeatable stand was in charge of Mrs. Reginald McKonna and the Viscountess Harcourt

American Red Cross - N thru W - A.R.C. Personnel. Miss Julia Stimson, formerly Chief of American Red Cross in France, appointed Chief Nurse of Army Nurse Corps of A.E.F. to take effect early in November, 1918. Miss Stimson was wit British forces before coming to the A.R.C. A graduate of Vassar before the war she held position of Superintendent of Harlem Hospital in New York City, and afterwards had charge of Department of Nursing and Social Service in Washington University, St. Louis, MO

American Red Cross - Groups - Red Cross in England. Every American Red Cross worker who passes through London finds his path made easier for him owing to the labors of Lieut. L.H. Mountford and his staff, constituting the Section of Personnel of the London Headquarrters. Lieut. Mountford meets every incoming detachment of workers and steers them through the intricacies of passport and permit regulations. He was for many years with the American Express Co. in London

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Headquarters, American Red Cross, with personnel, Camp Cody, New Mexico

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Staff and Car, Camp Gordon, GA

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - E.H. Blashfield, Associate Chairman, Division of Pictorial Publicity, Committee on Public Information

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Library truck, Camp Jackson, S.C.; J.G. Moulton, Librarian

American Red Cross - Refugees - Personnel of the children's Bureau of the A.R.C., in Paris, France

American Red Cross - E thru H - American Red Cross Personnel. Capt. Ames Hazen Hyde, Aid to Col. Gibson, American Red Cross Commissioner for France

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - Ray Greenleaf, Executive Committee, Division of Pictorial Publicity, Committee on Public Information

American Red Cross - Groups - Red Cross Officers in France. First row: (left to right) Mrs. Rits Harnsberger, chief requisition clerk; Miss E.O. Adams, Asst. to Dir. Woman's Bureau; Stephen C. Millett, Dir. Dept. of personnel; Frederick P. Kinig, counsel; W.E. Belknap, assoc. dir.; 2nd row: Miss Ethel S. Sparks, Chief tranp. clerk; Mrs. B. Rees, chief cable clerk; Mrs. Bernard P. Miller, chief route clerk; J.C. Livingston, assoc. counsel; S. Hinman Bird, assoc. dir.; H. Campbell Graef, assoc. dir; 3rd row; Miss Alice E. Sullivan, file clerk; Miss Olive M. Lamb, div. inf. clerk; R.H. Davis, assoc. dir.; C.B. Merriam, assoc. dir.;K. Michel, assoc. dir.; F.A. Poor, assoc. dir.; Wm. France Anderson, assoc. counsel; Mrs. C.A. Roberts, complaint clerk; M.S. Breckinridge, cousel, loyalty bureau; Mrs. Ethel L. Fisher, chief clerk; S.G. Etherington, assoc. director

American Red Cross - Refreshments - Enroute - Military Relief Personnel in Italy. Major Lowell and Capt. Wilkins of the U.S. Red Cross distributing packages to the troops, who have just come from the front line trenches, in foothills of Asolo

American Red Cross - N thru W - American Red Cross personnel. Major Wallace, American Red Cross manager of the Eastern Zone

American Red Cross - N thru W - Prominent American Woman, War worker in France. Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt, Chief of Canteen Personnel of the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross Personnel. Permanent Commission of the Swiss Section of the American Red Cross. Standing, left to right: Dr. Alfred Worchester, Waltham, Mass., Department of Interned Soldiers and Civilian Relief; Carl P. Dennett of Boston, Mass., in charge of the War Department of the American Prisoners of War; Ralph A. Stewart of Boston, Mass., Department of Legal Affairs and Public Relations, and advisor and assitant to Mr. Demmick; Sitting: J. Benjamin Dimmick of Scranton, Pa., American Red Cross Commissioner for Sqitzerland and Assistnat Commissioner of the American War Prisoners' Exchange Commission in Berne

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - W. Curtiss Nicholson, Associate National Director, Division of Four Minute Men, Committee on Public Information

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - A.R.C. personnel in court of the Louvre, Paris, France, during the presentation of a letter signed by all hq. Personnel to Mr. Davidson, Chairman of War Council of the A.R.C

American Red Cross - I thru M - Major Stephen C. Millett, Director, Department of Personnel, Washington, D.C. A.R.C

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Library War Service, Headquarters at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Chemical laboratory rooms with personnel. Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Samuel H. Rauck, Overseas Representative

Alien Property Custodian - Personnel - This is the board of directors which takes charge of and operates or disposes of German-owned property in the U.S. Organization is headed by and was built up by A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property custodian

American Red Cross - E thru H - American Red Cross Personnel. Col. Gibson, American Red Cross Commissioner for France, addressing group of workers just arrived from America

American Red Cross - Groups - Advisory Council, American Red Cross, Bureau of Personnel. L to R: front row: Mrs. Leonard Wood, MRs. W.K. Draper, Chairman, Mrs. E.H. Harriman; L to R; second row: Mrs. Joseph M. Cudahy, Mrs. George Wharton Pepper, Miss Mabel T. Boardman

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - Charles Dana Gibson, Artist and illustrator; Chairman, Division of Pictorial Publicity, Committee on Public Information, Washington, D.C

American Red Cross - E thru H - American Red Cross Personnel. Capt. James Hazen Hyde, Aide to Col. Gibson, American Red Cross Commissioner for France

American Red Cross - Canteens - A.R.C. Canteen, Senoneonet, Meus, France. ARC Canteen and kitchen showing personnel

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Chemical Laboratory rooms with personnel

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Laboratory rooms and personnel, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - Directors of the Army Clubs for College men in Paris

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Left to Right: Miss Marie Fox Wait, Librarian, Base Hospital; John E. Johnston; Unknown woman

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Chemical laboratory rooms and personnel

American Red Cross - I thru M - Maj. Stephen C. Millett, Director of the Department of Personnel in Washington, on the steps of the London headquarters of the American Red Cross

Camouflage - Roads - Shows the planting of shurbs by expert gardeners recruited among the personnel in order to thicken the concealment and to replace damaged plants. This is of course being done in the fall of the year

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - William McCormick Blair, Director Four Minute Men, Committee on Public Information

American Red Cross - Groups - Personnel U.S. France. Mr. Henry P. Davison, Chairman of the War Council of the American Red Cross (in center), Col. Gibson, commissioner for (Second from right) and other American Red Cross workers who have come to distribute good things to the wounded soldiers in American Military Hospital No. 7 at St. Denis, which was equipped by the American Red Cross in the SChool for Daughters of OFficers of the Legion of Honor

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - Bureau of Mines Experiment Station, American University

American Red Cross - Groups - Personnel Groups, Siberia. Northwestern, northern and Atlantic Division members of the Red Cross ready to leave for their new posts in Western Siberia, Russia

American Red Cross - N thru W - Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt, Chief Canteen Personnel, A.R.C

American Red Cross - I thru M - Maj. Stephen C. Millett, director of the Department of Personnel in Washington, on the steps of the London headquarters of the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - N thru W - American Red Cross Personnel. Maj. Alexander Smith, General Manager of the American Red Cross in France

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Camp Lee, VA. Hospital #1, Librarian

American Library Association - Library Personnel - J.G. Moulton, Librarian, Camp Jackson, S.C

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - Engineers and Forresters camp, American University, Washington, D.C

American Red Cross - N thru W - American Red Cross Personnel. Capt. Paul West, former chief of Editorial and Historical Division, American Red Cross

Boy's Activities - Personnel - General Baden-Powel and a detachment of his Boy Scouts stage oan afternoon's entertainment under the auspices of the Red Cross in the grounds at Tottenham, near London

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Muriel Wright of the American Library Association in charge of the Washington Campaign for magazines, sending copies of the magazine "Marine" by seaplane to the Marines at Quantico, VA., May 6, 1919. Capt. Page, Pilot

Boy's Activities - Personnel - Children's War Relief Activities at Plainfield, N.J. One of the "war workers" and his teacher

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Chemical laboratory rooms and personnel

American Red Cross - Canteens - Interior of American Red Cross Casual Canteen in Le Mains, France, which feeds between five and six thousand men every 24 hours. This kitchen is never closed. Personnel left to right: Miss Hosfead Stern; Miss Milicent Stauft and Miss Ada Turner, serving dinner

American Red Cross - Groups - Treves, Germany. Parade of personnel of American Red Cross at Treves, Germany, on march 13th, 1919, in honor of General John J. Pershing who reviewed the troops stationed there

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - I.F.S. engineers and foresters camp, American University, Washington, D.C

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Commissi1d personnel, Chemical Laboratory

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Camp Cody, New Mexico. Red Cross Headquarters and Personnel

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Edward E. Ruby, Librarian, Camp Lewis, Wash

Boy's Activities - Personnel - Newton D. Baker 3rd, 111 year old son of the Secretary of War, acting as messenger for his father in the War Dept. His father pays him for service rendered outside of school hours

Boy's Activities - Personnel - Boys' Club aids in Liberty Bond Campaign. Messenger service of the Salem Fraternity, one of the oldest boys clubs in America did great work int eh 4th Liberty Loan Campaign

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - F.G. Cooper, Executive Committee, Division of Pictorial Publicity, Committee on Public Information

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

Colleges and Universities - American University, Washington D.C. - Buildings, Grounds, and Personnel - American University Union in Europe, Hotel Royal, Rome, showing card room and waiting room looking from office end

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Library workers, Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill

American Library Association - Library Personnel - William Howard Brett, Overseas Representative

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Siberia, Russia. Thousands of persons in Siberia owe their lives to the treatment provided by this train --- the American Red Cross Anti-typhus train. With a personnel of Red Cross doctors, nurses and attendants, its cars stocked with medical supplies of every sort, "The Great White Train," as it is now known throughout Siberia, has travelled back and forth across more than 4,000 miles caring for stricken soldiers and civilans and instructing communities along sanitary lines

Boy's Activities - Personnel - Junior Naval Reserve Training at New London, Conn. Major Willis G. Physioc, in charge of the Junior Naval Reserve who are drilling at their training camp in New London, Conn., and his aide, Capt. P.T. Mason

American Library Association - Library Personnel - A.L.A. Autho and Liberty Force, Camp Beauregarde

Committee on Public Information - Personnel - Douglas Volk, Associate Chairman, Division of Pictorial Publicity, Committee on Public Information

American Red Cross - Groups - Members of the Personnel of the A.R.C. Workrooms for surgical dressings. Rue St. Didier, Paris, France

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Theresa Hitchler receiving "The Marines" from Captain Page, pilot of the seaplane which brought the magazines from Washington to Quantico, VA., for distribution to a thousand marines, May 6, 1919

American Red Cross - N thru W - American Red Cross Personnel. Capt. Fletcher Steele, former Chief of the Bureau of Photography, American Red Cross

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Enlisted personnel, Chemical Laboratory

American Red Cross - Canteens - Exterior view of American Red Cross canteen and kitchen, showing personnel. Senoncourt, Meuse, France

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Chalmers Hadley, President of the A.L.A

American Red Cross - N thru W - American Red Cross personnel. Lieut. L.W. Rogers, Canton, Ohio, in charge of American Red Cross rolling kitchen in Trieste, Italy

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

American Red Cross - I thru M - American Red Cross Personnel. Maj. Alexander Lambert, American Red Cross

Chemical Warfare Service - Plants - Edgewood Arsenal - Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Laboratory rooms and personnel

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