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WW1 Photos: Current History Monthly Magazine - 1917-1919

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from various issues of the Current History Monthly Magazine by the New York Times, 1917-1919. A part of a World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

America's Declaration of War.

America's Declaration of War. Official Photograph of the Resolution Which, When Signed by the President, Began Our War with Germany. Current History Magazine, May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18401d6913

General John Pershing's Arrival in France.

General John Pershing's Arrival in France. The First United States Commander to Lead an Army in Europe Arriving at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 13 June 1917. Photograph © International Film Service. Current History Magazine, August 1917. GGA Image ID # 184055940f

Colonel Charles A. Doyen

Colonel Charles A. Doyen, Commander of the First Division of the United States Army Sent Abroad to Serve Under the Commander-in-Chief, General Pershing. Photograph © Clinedinst from Underwood & Underwood. Current History Magazine, August 1917. GGA Image ID # 1840b0197f

Drawing the Numbers of America's First Conscripts.

Drawing the Numbers of America's First Conscripts. Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, at Left, Blindfolded, Starting the Great National Lottery on July 20 to Decide the Order in Which Men Registered Under the Conscription Law Should Be Called up for Examination. He Is Drawing the First Number From the Bowl. Current History Magazine, September 1917. GGA Image ID # 1840cf98aa

The First American Regulars on French Soil.

The First American Regulars on French Soil. Men of the First Contingents of the United States Army to Serve in Europe Just Landed From a Transport at an Unnamed Seaport in France. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. Current History Magazine, September 1917. GGA Image ID # 18417d924e

King George and His Fighting Admiral

King George and His Fighting Admiral. A Photograph Taken of King George and Admiral Sir David Beatty, Commander-in-Chief of the British Battle Fleet, During the King’s Visit to the Fleet in June, 1917. Photograph by International Film Service. Current History Magazine, September 1917. GGA Image ID # 1841926e2f

Distinguished Allied Leaders.

Distinguished Allied Leaders. Left to Right: Field Marshal Haig, President Poincare, Marshal Foch, and King George. British Official Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. Current History Magazine, November 1918. GGA Image ID # 18419dbd54

United States Infantryman When Fully Equipped for Field Service.

United States Infantryman When Fully Equipped for Field Service. Photograph © Committee on Public Information. Current History Magazine, November 1918. GGA Image ID # 1841c58c05

Allied Commissioners Framing Armistice Terms at Versailles.

Allied Commissioners Framing Armistice Terms at Versailles. French Official Photograph Showing the Allied Plenipotentiaries at Work on Terms of Armistice. Left Side of Table From Left to Right: Second Man, General Di Robilant; Italian Foreign Minister Sonnino, Italian Premier Orlando, Colonel E. M. House, General Tasker H. Bliss; Next but One, Premier Venizelos, and the Serbian Minister, Vesnitch. at the Right: Vice Admiral Wemyss, General Sir Henry Wilson, Field Marshal Haig, General Sackville West, Andrew Bonar Law, Premier Lloyd George, Premier Clemenceau, and French Foreign Minister Stephen Pichón. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1841d2dd4a

President Wilson Leaving America for Peace Conference.

President Wilson Leaving America for Peace Conference. The George Washington, Flying the President's Flag and Accompanied by Destroyers, Steaming Down the Harbor December 4, 1918. (Insert) the President and Mrs. Wilson Standing at the Rail. Photograph © International Film Service. Current History, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1841d743a9

Mauretania, Sister Ship of the Lusitania.

Mauretania, Sister Ship of the Lusitania. The Camouflaged Mauretania, Bringing the First Shipload of Returning American Soldiers and Receiving an Uproarious Welcome in New York Harbor, Dec. 2, 1918. Photograph © Times Photo Service. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1842159c51

The Greatest Naval Surrender in History.

The Greatest Naval Surrender in History. The Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet in Accordance With the Armistice Terms Took Place on 21 November 1918 off the Scottish Coast. Allied Fleets of More Than 400 Vessels Were Drawn up in Two Lines, and Through These the German Vessels Passed. the Allies Then Took Possession and Sent the Crews Back to Germany. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1842263650

Surrender of German Submarines.

Surrender of German Submarines. A Group of U-Boats at the Moment When They Were Yielded to the Allies in Compliance With the Armistice Terms, Which Called for the Surrender of the Whole German Underseas Fleet. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 18422d63e9

New York Celebrating the End of the War.

New York Celebrating the End of the War. Scenes of Joyous Demonstrations When News of the Signing of the Armistice Was Received in New York City. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 184273b587

A Striking Example of Marine Camouflage.

A Striking Example of Marine Camouflage. The Zebra Striped British Transport Osterley, as She Appeared in New York Harbor, Decked With Flags in Honor of the Armistice, Nov. 11, 1918. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. Current History Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 18427c5083

America Welcomes Home Her Bluejackets.

America Welcomes Home Her Bluejackets. The United States War Fleet Returned to New York Harbor on Dec. 26, 1918. That Afternoon the Crews Paraded in Fifth Avenue, Amid the Cheers of Multitudes. Photograph by Times Photo Service. Current History Magazine, February 1919. GGA Image ID # 1842e21d2c

The Peace Conference in Session.

The Peace Conference in Session. First Photograph to Reach This Country Showing the Peace Delegates Actually in Session. President Wilson Is at Lett of Clock. Photograph © Western Newspaper Union. Current History Magazine, March 1919. GGA Image ID # 184365c611

Return of the 27th Division From France.

Return of the 27th Division From France. the Leviathan, Formerly the German Steamship Vaterland, Coming Into New York Harbor, March 6, 1919, Bringing Home 10,000 New York Soldiers of the 27th Division. Photograph © International Film Service. Current History Magazine, April 1919. GGA Image ID # 1843817a9e

Handwritten Letter from General John Pershing to General Foch dated 28 March 1918.

Fascimile of a Famous Document, a Handwritten Letter from General John Pershing to General Foch dated 28 March 1918. It was General Pershing's Historical Offer of All American Troops to Marshal Foch to Help Stem the Tide of the Last Great German Offensive. Current History Magazine, May 1919. GGA Image ID # 1843a4da92

President Wilson Signing the Treaty at Versailles.

President Wilson Signing the Treaty at Versailles. The President, Seated Before the Treaty and Facing William Martin of the French Foreign Office, Is in the Act of Placing the First Allied Signature to the Historic Document, June 28, 1919. Current History Magazine, October 1919. GGA Image ID # 1843a86d4d

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