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St. Louis & San Francisco Rail Road Company, Property to be Acquired for use as Stock Pens at Beggs, Creek Nation, I.T.

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later use in the rebuilding of San Francisco. A soldier with a Springfield Rifle 03 is picking up something. 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

Periscope in use in front line trenches. Near Armentieres

British patients being taught to use their artificial limbs

Trench mortar bombs ready for use. 1916

Q.M.A.A.C's use German helmets as market baskets. Etaples, France; 4/26/1918

Constructing huts for use of British troops. November 1916

American troops receiving instruction in the use and care of the rifle. Near Moulle, France; 5/22/1918

British searchlight in use during Mesopotamian campaign

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - France - The American Red Cross has a system by which nothing is wasted. A "re-conditioning" department has been in operation for some time at Rue St. Didier, Paris. It is here that great number of women are employed going over and renovating articles which have been damaged in transit. Soemtimes cases of supplies enroute from America become waterlogged and absolutely unfit for use. It is here that these women go over the material and clean, resew, and make over such articles as needed

Airplanes - Types - Breese Penguin. This plane manufactured by the Breese Aircraft Company Inc., Farmingdale, L.I. is supplied the Government for training work for graduation officers in the use of very fast machines. It has the full equipment of the advanced training plane but is not intended for use a great distance from the ground. The machine was recommened by the French Commission which visited the United States last year

American Library Association - Libraries - Alabama through Iowa - A.L.A. books in use at Camp Kearny, Linda Vista, CAL

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills With Clouds of Smoke- United States - Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts. Demonstration of use of masks by officers who were in the trenches overseas. Soldiers being subjected to real poison gas

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - A home-made periscope which was brought into use to view the procession, 27th Division, New York City

American Library Association Instruction Books - A.L.A. books in use in classroom, Navy Dept

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 Flying boat under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Laying the keel of F-5 flying boat in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Red Cross Motor Corps. Headquarters of Emergency Corps during Influenza epdiemic. Automobile owners were asked to list their machines here for use during the epidemic. Washington, D.C

Airplanes - Instruments - Making instruments for war use. The No. 21 speed counter in the right hand corner is used extensively by the Aviation Section. The hub odometer in the center is used for recording mileage of motor trucks. The hand tally counter is used extensively by the goernment. Made by Veeder Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn. From W.F. Miller & Co

Airplanes - Flight - The Torpedo-Aeroplane, A new arm precluded by Armistice. Among new devices which Armistice prevented Royal Air Force from putting into use against enemy was torpedo-aeroplane. Considered to be greater potential value than submarine, and would doubtless have proved astonishingly efficient. Central News Service

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 - Refugees - The Sous Intendent Militaire of the Loire gives the use o this building to Miss Porter, Head of the Bureau for refugees at Montbrison, A.R.C. Activities

American Red Cross - Canteens - While the workers of Wellesley Unit serve refreshments to soldiers in American Red Cross recreation hut at Base Hospital 22, near Bordeaux, Lieut. John Guy Owsley, explains to them how Red Cross Home Service can be of use to them

American Red Cross - Salvage - Red Cross Salvage. There is a use for everything no matter how old or how worn it is. This is the motto of the Red Cross Salvage Campaign which is now in progress, over the entire country. Old shoes, clothes, tinfoil books, and other discards are in the collection. A truck load of salvaged material collected in Los Angeles by the Red Cross

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - American Red Cross Activities in Middletown, Conn. Building erected in 53 days for use of the Middlesex Chapter of the Red Cross

American Red Cross - Recreation and Sports - Billiard room for use of American wounded in France. Billiard Room operated by the American Red Cross in the Casino at Vittel, the well known watering place in France

American Red Cross - Salvage - Red Cross Salvage Campaign. There's a use for everything no matter how old or how worn it is, this is the motto of the Red Cross Salvage Campaign which is now in progress over the entire country. Old clothes, shoes, tinfoil, books, and other discards are in the collection. Two thousand pairs of shoes collected in one week

American Red Cross - Salvage - Red Cross Salvage Campaign. There is a use for everything no matter how old or how worn it is; this is the motto of the Red Cross Salvage Campaign which is now in progress, over the entire country. Old shoes, old clothes, books, tinfoil, and other discards are in the collection. Magazinese collected in two days

Western front. Flame throwers in use

Camouflage - Soldiers Training - Members of the Camouflage Squad with some of the models they use in their training work. The men have many new ideas which they will put into use to deceive enemy eyes, and make "things seem what they ain't."

American Red Cross - Salvage - Red Cross Salvage Campaign. There is a use for everything no matter how old or how worn it is; this is the motto of the Red Cross Salvage Campaign which is now in progress over the entire country. Old clothes, clothes, tinfoil, books, and other discards are in the collection. Part of 10,000 pounds of tinfoil collected in one month, valued at $1,700

American Library Association - Preparing Books for the Blind - Showing how letters are raised so that the blind can easily read. The A.L.A. is now translating many popular novels into the Braille System for use of blind soldiers and others

American Library Association Instruction Books - A.L.A. books in use in classroom, Navy Dept

American Red Cross - Refugees - Construction of portable houses at Malabry, intended for use for refugee tubercular families

Armistice - Armistice - Officers of the Allied Commission at Spa use former Kaiser's phone. French Officer of the Allied Armistice Commission talking through the telephone which the former Kaiser had used

Drills - Police - War Activities New York City. Captain Edward J. Bourke of the 33rd Police Precinct instructing men of Class I A in the Draft, the use of the machine guns in Central Park

American Red Cross - N thru W - Wolf Tail, a full-blooded Blackfeet Indian, member of the Browning Red Cross Chapter; the largest Indian donor to Red Cross War fund in June; an active worker in the Membership Drive at Christmas and he says if the Government can use him he is ready for the call to war

Balloons - Miscellaneous Operations - Aeronauts in balloon telephoning their observations to station on the field. Two parachutes are shown attached to sides of basket ready for use

American Red Cross - Ambulances - Presentation of ambulances to the American Red Cross commission for Great Britian. Major Harper Sibley of Rochester, N.Y., acting on behalf of a large number of priate doners in America, presenting a long chain of ambulances for use in the American hospitals in England. Major R. Stuart Smith, of Philadelphia representing the Commission for Great Britian accept them. The photograph was taken in front of one of the Red Cross headquarters buildings in London

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 flying boat hull, showing Liberty Motors being installed, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Balloons - Manufacturing - General - Making balloons for war use by Behrend & Rothschild, Brooklyn, N.Y. Testing room

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Masks - This picture illustrates the respiratory drill which is held behind the British lines every time a company leaves for the trenches. The proper use and adjustment is demonstrated in this drill as its purpose is to prevent suffering in the enemy's gas attacks.

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills With Clouds of Smoke- United States - U.S. Boy Scouts demonstrate use of gas masks

American Red Cross - N thru W - Lieut. Guy Owsley, A.R.C. telling American soldiers how they can make use of the A.R.C. Home Service

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Completed hulls, showing wings uncovered in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 Flying boat under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 Flying boat under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Eastern front. Lithuania under German domination. Berries which have arrved by railroad are packed into casks, preserved and stores for later use. Wilna. Septemer 1917

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - United States - Demonstrations of use of gas masks by officers in the trenches, Camp Devens, Massachusetts

Luthuania under German domination. Utilization of fruit . Berries which have arrived by railroad are packed into casks, preserved and stored for later use. Wilna. September 1917

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Masks - Gas mask suggested for American troops. Photo shows type of gas mask suggested for use by American troops

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Historical - British torpedo carrying airplane. Plane in the act of dropping a bomb- at the time of the cessation of hostilities England had a number of these torpedo carrying aeroplanes completed and ready for use

Colleges and Universities - Princeton - U.S.S.M.A. Princeton, New Jersey. Experiments in the use of gas, often proves the real thing for the cadets

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Masks - Gas mask suggested for American troops. Photo shows type of gas mask suggested for use of American troops

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Completed hulls, showing wings uncovered in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Strombos horn developed by the British for use as an alarm for a gas cloud

Camouflage - Ships - What the British censor has just revealed. One of the so termed "Blister Skined Monitors" in use by British Navy. The "Blister side" to Monitor made the ship submarine proof

Airplanes - Types - Airco (DeH) one Napier Lion Engine; pilot and eight passengers; speed 114 m.p.h., new type for use on London-Paris Service, first of this model now reaching completion. Air Service

American Red Cross - Warehouses - A large A.R.C. warehouse on Quai de Javel, Paris, France, used by the A.R.C. to store supplies until needed for use at the front

American Library Association - European - French - St. Nazaire. Putting books aboard the Monticello a freighter for the use of officers and men

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills- Practice - Camp Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey. Learning the use of the gas mask

Airplanes - Instruments - Manufactured articles for use of government. Automatic Bookkeeping Register Co's Plant, Kansas City, MO. Tachyscopes for anti-aircraft batteries

American Red Cross - Refugees - The Sous Intendent Militaire of the Loire gives the use o this building to Miss Porter of the A.R.C. at Montbrison. Here refugee women make straw maps under direction of the A.R.C

Chemical Warfare Service - Equipment - Miscellaneous - Demonstrating use of Oyston Fan

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 Flying boat under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Balloons - Manufacturing - General - Making balloons for war use by Behrend & Rothschild, Brooklyn, N.Y. Stripping room

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - Tampa Chapter American Red Cross making badges for overseas use

Artists - Dana Pond, New York Artist, now enlisted in the Red Cross, painting portrait of General Tasker H. Bliss. He has been permitted to use one of the great halls of the Palace of Versailles as his studio

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull packed for shipment, being loaded on car, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

The carrier pigeons in the German army service. A gas protection box for use during gas attacks. March 1917

Boy's Activities - Drills - The back lot Army prepares to lick the "Kaiser." The kiddies' field artillery protected by a deploy line of snipers is in action across the back lot battlefield. Note the "war weapons" these youthful warriors use. May 14, 1918

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 boat, showing Liberty Motors being installed, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Wheels - Tires manufactured for government use. Airplane tire. This was developed for use on De Haviland 4 light bombing plane and was very satisfactory. Note the inflexible "windshield" or "streamline". This was a later improvement which reduced air resistance. U.S. Tire Co. plant, N.Y

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 boat under construction, wings being fitted, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Armistice - Armistice - German trains in use in Belgium. Locomotives and coaches turned over to Allies in accordance with Armistice terms used by people of Belgium. Shows passengers boarding one of the trains at wayside station

Airplanes - Historical - The Torpedo-Aeroplane, a new arm precluded by Armistice. Among new devices which Armistice prevented Royal Air Force from putting into use against enemy was torpedo-aeroplane. Considered to be greater potential value than submarine, and would doubtless have proved astonishingly efficient. Central News Service

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Cutting machine in use, Red Cross Depot, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Near Ripent (Champagne). Preparation for attack through the use of artillery and mine throwers

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 boat, loaded on train, ready for shipment, at plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work (workrooms and classes) - War Activities, Spokane, Wash. One section of Red Cross Shop. A downtown store room 75x150 ft. in constant use by Red Cross workers since the war began

American Library Association Instruction Books - A.L.A. books in use in classroom

Balloons - Manufacturing - General - Making balloons for war use by Behrend & Rothschild, Brooklyn, N.Y. Packing room

Airplanes - Types - Types of airplane. Vickers "VIMY" Two-engined bombing aeroplane converted for commercial use

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Aeroplane material manufactured for governent use. Ailerons and stabilizers for De Haviland 4 airplane ready for shipment. National Cash Register Co. Dayton, O

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Exterior plant of Sturtevant Aeroplane Co., Boston, Mass., where machines are built for was use

On a Submarine training boat. Crew practicing use of hatchways

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Completed hulls, showing wings uncovered in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - Masks - Gas mask suggested for American troops. Side view of type of gas mask suggested for use of American troops

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 boat under construction, wings being fitted, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

American Red Cross - I thru M - The members of the A.E.F. like jam so much that the girls at the American Red Cross canteen could not open the cans fast enough. Capt. S.A. Mitchell, A.R.C, knew of problem and invented a can-opener that can be worked and with very little effort and leaves no jagged edges to hurt tender hands. Capt. Mitchell is here demonstrating the use of it. As fast as they can be made they are forwarded to the various canteens

Colleges and Universities - Harvard University - Captain Osborn Wood, of Company D of the Harvard University regiment, who taught the Harvard students the use of the rifle. Captain Wood is a son of General Leonard Wood, U.S.A

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. Hull of F-5 Flying boat under construction in plant of Canadian Aeroplane Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - United States - American fighters show use of gas masks

American Library Association Instruction Books - A.L.A. books in use in classroom, Navy Dept

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 boat, loaded on train, ready for shipment, at plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - View from rear of plant of Sturtevant Aeroplane Co., Boston, Mass., where machines are built for war use

Balloons - Manufacturing - General - Making balloons for war use by Behrend & Rothschild, Brooklyn, N.Y. Rimming room

Armor - Body and Helmets - Flexible front armor. For use without back armor. Fmanufactured by Hale Kilburn Corporation, Phila., PA

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - Building aeroplanes for military use. F-5 boat under construction, wings being fitted, in plant of Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., Toronto, Canada

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