Photographed are the various gas masks employed on the Western Front during the First World War. The photo quality is not the best but it does shows how varied, and creepy, some of the masks were made.
World War I Gas Masks
- Sitting along the slope of Hill 902, 1951 — Pfc. Julias Van Den Stock of Company A, 32nd Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division with M1 or M2 Carbine, rests on a Chinese Communist bunker with a Soviet DP light machine gun, along the slope of Hill 902 north of Ip-Tong on April 25, 1951. Share the History Love... [...]
- Sending books to the Rhineland, 1919 — After the Armistice, books followed the army occupied regions, where Cologne was the center for book distribution. Here crates of books are loaded on a German freight car, destined to a YMCA Library in the Rhineland in 1919. Share the History Love... [...]
- Female Yeoman recruiting for men and Victory Loans, 1919 — In New York City, female Yeomen assisted the Navy in recruiting and carrying out the Victory Loan drive on May 8, 1919. These Yeomen were stationed in Washington, D.C. Note the advertising structure built to resemble a battleship’s superstructure. In addition to its recruiting and Victory Loan signs, it features copies of the two Howard [...]
- Franklin Pierce in uniform, 1852 — Half plate daguerreotype of Franklin Pierce in uniform as a Brigadier General in the Mexican-American War, 1852. Share the History Love... [...]
- Navy Seal in Vietnam, 1968 — A member of US Navy SEAL team uses caution as he watches for any movement in the thick wooded area along a stream. October, 1968. Share the History Love... [...]