Professor Thaddeus S. Lowe’s military balloon near Gaines Mill, Virginia. The photo shows the inflation of the balloon “Intrepid” from portable gas tanks with help from the Union soldiers in Henrico County, Virginia. The balloon was used to survey the Battle of Fair Oaks. Lowe, not visible in this image, is standing to the right of the balloon.
Military Balloon, 1862
- Sailor reading in his bunk aboard USS Capelin, 1943 — Sailor reading in his bunk aboard the USS Capelin at a submarine base in New London, Connecticut in August 1943. Share the History Love... [...]
- Soldiers sending mail in Atlanta, 1946 — Two soldiers sending mail in Atlanta, Georgia, 1946. The woman’s pin identifies her as a U.S.O. lounge volunteer. Share the History Love... [...]
- Fire Department forms a “V” for victory, 1943 — Members of the District of Columbia’s Fire Department form a “V” for victory in front of the U.S. Capitol, May 1943. The photo below is of the ladders of the fire engines forming a “V” in front of the Capitol – it was taken before the one above. Share the History Love... [...]
- Nurse writing a letter for a wounded soldier, 1942 — A Red Cross hospital recreation worker, in an Army hospital in Great Britain, assists a soldier whose right arm is in a cast in writing to his relatives back home, December 1942. Share the History Love... [...]
- Officers at Signal Corps’ Georgetown camp, 1861 — Group of officers in training gathered around their chief, Major Albert Myer, who is seated in the center wearing the field officer’s double row of brass buttons, at Signal Corps’s Georgetown camp in 1861. Myer is known as the father of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Share the History Love... [...]