WW1 Photo Library: The Great War Magazine - Part 143 - 12 May 1917

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from Serial Magazine of The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. A part of a World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Front Cover, The Great War Magazine - Part 143: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, 12 May 1917.

Front Cover, The Great War Magazine - Part 143: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f78d60a1

President Woodrow Wilson Addressing Congress, 1917.

President Woodrow Wilson Addressing Congress, 1917. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f794ac18

Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, K.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. Appointed British Ambassador to the United States in 1912

Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, K.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. Appointed British Ambassador to the United States in 1912, after Long Diplomatic Experience in Sweden, Persia, Petrograd, Constantinople, Tokyo, and Brussels. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f7e50e8a

Captain Von Papen. Formerly German Military Attaché in the USA

Captain Von Papen. Formerly German Military Attaché in the USA, Captain Von Papen Was Recalled by Request in December 1915, as a Result of His Incrimination in the Plot to Destroy the Welland Canal. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f83d3ccc

Prominent Germans Whose Sinister Activities Contributed to the German-American Rupture.

Prominent Germans Whose Sinister Activities Contributed to the German-American Rupture. Dr. Hellerich, German Vice-chancellor and Minister of Finance, Actively Associated Himself with the Policy of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare against All Shipping. Count Bemstorff, German Ambassador to the United States, and Master of Intrigue Received His Passports from President Wilson in February 1917. Herr Wolff, Head of Wolff Agency, the Main Instrument for the Dissemination of German Propaganda in America and of Lying Accounts of the Progress of the War. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f845555c

Liberty in Paris. Replica of Bartholdi’s Famous Statue, Presented to France in 1889 by the United States and Sited on an Island in the Seine.

Liberty in Paris. Replica of Bartholdi’s Famous Statue, Presented to France in 1889 by the United States and Sited on an Island in the Seine. Appropriately One of the American Ambulances Is Seen Standing by It. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f93a7db0

Notifying Neutrality and Keeping Watch on Interned German Liners.

NOTIFYING NEUTRALITY. Liner St. Louis as Labelled during the Period When the United States Sought to Maintain Neutrality despite German Provocation. KEEPING WATCH ON INTERNED GERMAN LINERS. New York Police Guarding Piers at Which Interned German Liners Were Moored. over a Score of Such Liners Were Interned at New York, and a Close Guard Was Necessary to Ensure That None of Them Put to Sea or Was Damaged as American and German Relations Neared Breaking-point. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18f9771646

German Steamer Hamburg in Charge of New York Police.

German Steamer Hamburg in Charge of New York Police. Police Guard Mounted over the Interned German S.S. Hamburg in New York. despite the Guards That Were Maintained, and Daily Inspections on Board, the Crews of the Interned Vessels Wrought Much Damage to the Machinery in Many of the Ships When War Became Inevitable. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fa85775c

United States Marine Recruits.

United States Marine Recruits. Enrolling Men in New York for the Marine Service, an Instant Increase of 4, 000 Recruits for Which Was Called For. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fa8e7dbf

New York Home Defense League. Men of the Home Defense League of Special Policemen Setting off for Duty on Staten Island.

New York Home Defense League. Men of the Home Defense League of Special Policemen Setting off for Duty on Staten Island. As Soon as War Became Inevitable the New York Police Commissioner Appointed These Special Constables to Act as Guards over Public Property. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18faa0cdd7

Special Guard for New York’s Water Supply.

Special Guard for New York’s Water Supply. Patrolman Instructing a Squad of Recruits for the Special Police Raised to Guard the Great New York Aqueduct. the Men, Clothed in Khaki and Armed with Shot-guns, Revolvers, and Clubs, Relieved the Members of the National Guard Who Had Done the Work Previously. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18faf803cd

Typical Gun Turret of an American Battleship.

Typical Gun Turret of an American Battleship. American Initial Naval Plans Provided for the Protection and Patrolling of Home Waters, Policing the High Seas against Commerce-destroyers, and Helping the Fleets of the Allies in European Waters. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fb268803

United States Fleet Arriving off New York.

United States Fleet Arriving off New York. the Ships Were Passing the Colossal Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, Which so Finely Symbolizes All Those Things That Had Been Placed in Jeopardy by the Action of the Central Powers of Europe, Which the President of the United States Pledged His Country to Uphold. the United States Had at the Outbreak of the Great War the Third Largest Navy in the World. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fb36fe03

Ships of the United States Navy, One of the Greatest in the World.

Ships of the United States Navy, One of the Greatest in the World. Fighting-tops of the USS Kentucky, One of the Battleships of the United States Navy. The Lattice-work System on Which These Fighting-Tops Were Devised Was Designed with a View to Minimizing the Extent of the Damage Likely To Result from a Hit. the USS Kentucky, a Vessel of 11, 520 Tons, Was Laid down in 1896, Launched in 1898, and Completed in 1900, with an Armament of Four 13-inch Guns besides Lesser Weapons, and a Complement of 726 Men. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fb5ae007

In New York Armoury. Cleaning and Polishing Rifles and Bayonets in the New York Armoury, for America’s Fighting Forces.

In New York Armoury. Cleaning and Polishing Rifles and Bayonets in the New York Armoury, for America’s Fighting Forces. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fb7daa74

Enrolling Special Policemen in New York.

Enrolling Special Policemen in New York. American Citizens Enrolling as Special Policemen in the Armoury of the 69th New York Regiment. following the Declaration of War against Germany, on April 6th, 1917, a Force of Special Police Was Formed to Relieve the Soldiers of the National Guard Stationed on the Catskill Aqueduct. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fba3dcbe

Young America in Training. Definitely Committed to Entrance into the Arena of War Young America Began to Train for the Struggle.

Young America in Training. Definitely Committed to Entrance into the Arena of War Young America Began to Train for the Struggle. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fbef0156

Foundation Work in the Making of a Soldier.

Foundation Work in the Making of a Soldier. At the Stevens Institute of Hoboken, New Jersey, Courses of Physical Training Were Provided on a System Which the Canadian Authorities Had Found Highly Successful for Developing the Muscles and Hardening the Physique of Recruits. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fc07b2c1

Artillery Manœuvres at Fox Bliss, Texas.

Artillery Manœuvres at Fox Bliss, Texas. The Possibility of War between Mexico and the United States, Insidiously Engineered by German Agents, Required the Presence of Considerable American Forces on the Mexican Border. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fc5763dc

National Guard at Manœuvres.

National Guard at Manœuvres. Rushing up Ammunition. on June 30th, 1915, the United States National Guard, or Organized Militia, Comprised 8,705 Officers and 120,693 Men of Whom Three-fourths Could Actually Be Put in the Field. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fcb362d1

Artillery Practice of the New York National Guard at Maneuvers.

Artillery Practice of the New York National Guard at Maneuvers. Battery Practice of the New York National Guard. the Artillery Observation Officer, It Will Be Noticed, Was Perched on a High Pole So That He Could Look From Ab Eve the Denser Part of the Smoke Emitted From the Guns. Above: Unloading a Projectile From the Magazine to the Truck for Conveyance to the Gun During the Testing of the American Coast Defenses at Fort Totten, Protecting New York Harbor. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fcc8399c

At a Lookout Point over New York Harbor.

At a Lookout Point over New York Harbor. In the Observation Tower at Fort Totten. After the Fateful Decision of April 6th, 1917, a Close Watch Had to Be Kept for German Submarines near New York Harbor, One Approach to Which Is Protected by Fort Totten. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fd4c3a5c

Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, Who Led the United States into the Fight for Civilization.

Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, Who Led the United States into the Fight for Civilization. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fdef2c74

Portait of the Hon. Robert Lansing, Secretary of State.

Portait of the Hon. Robert Lansing, Secretary of State. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fe1c1580

Portrait of the Hon. Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War.

Portrait of the Hon. Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18fe5f2d7f

Portrait of General Leonard Wood, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army.

Portrait of General Leonard Wood, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18ffd57850

Portrait of Mr. James W. Gerard, Former United States Ambassador to Germany.

Portrait of Mr. James W. Gerard, Former United States Ambassador to Germany. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 18ffddaad1

Portrait of the Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy.

Portrait of the Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19008d0aba

Portrait of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Former President of the United States of America, 1901-1908.

Portrait of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Former President of the United States of America, 1901-1908. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19008e5ba6

Portrait of Dr. Walter H. Page, Ambassador to Great Britain.

Portrait of Dr. Walter H. Page, Ambassador to Great Britain. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1900debe5e

Portrait of Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander of the Atlantic Fleet.

Portrait of Admiral Henry T. Mayo, Commander of the Atlantic Fleet. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1900e63b6f

America's Coastal Defenses: Powerful Mortar in Action.

America's Coastal Defenses: Powerful Mortar in Action. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19012f2594

Defenses of New York Harbor.

Defenses of New York Harbor. View of Fort Totten, Which Is Situated at Willett’s Point, opposite Fort Schuyler at the Entrance to Long Island Sound. the Gun Crews Are Seen at Battle Practice, the Photograph Having Been Taken at the Moment When One of the Huge Mortars Was about to Be Fired. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 190137b259

Dr. Charles W. Eliot and Herr Zimmermann

Dr. Charles W. Eliot. Former President of Harvard University. One of the Chief Leaders of the United States Pro-Ally Movement. Herr Zimmermann. German Foreign Secretary. November 1916. Plotted to Make Mexico Attack the United States. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901561907

Dr. Charles Parsons and Mr. Charles M. Schwab

Dr. Charles Parsons. Distinguished American Chemist. Appointed on the Outbreak of War Chief Chemist to the War Department. Mr. Charles M. Schwab. Successively President of the Carnegie Steel Company and of the United States Steel Corporation. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901a0c655

unners of the US Field Artillery. E Battery, 5th US Field Artillery, with One of Its 47 In. Guns.

Gunners of the US Field Artillery. E Battery, 5th US Field Artillery, with One of Its 47 In. Guns. It Formed Part of the Forces Sent to the Mexican Border in 1916 When German Intrigue Was Fomenting Trouble between Mexico and the United States. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901a677b0

Naval Gunners of a US Battleship.

Naval Gunners of a US Battleship. The Scheme of Naval Construction Authorized in August 1916, Aimed at Making the United States Navy the Second Largest in the World in Every Unit Essential to a Powerful Fighting Force. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901cd31f9

Detailed to Join the Atlantic Fleet. L2 and L9, Two of the United States Submarines Completed in 1915, Lying in Dock at Norfolk, Virginia.

Detailed to Join the Atlantic Fleet. L2 and L9, Two of the United States Submarines Completed in 1915, Lying in Dock at Norfolk, Virginia. Submarines of This and the Later Classes Carried 3 In. Guns and Had Large Cruising Range. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901e1d77e

Units of a Rapidly-growing Submarine Fleet.

Units of a Rapidly-growing Submarine Fleet. the Submarine Octopus, Partly Submerged, and (above) a Flotilla of Submarines of the United States Navy. In October 1916, the United States Had Fifty Submarines Completed and a Further Twenty-four in the Course of Construction, While the Revised Programme Provided for an Addition of Sixty-Eight, of Which Fifty-Eight Were to Be Coast Submarines, Nine Fleet Submarines, and One on the Neff System. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901f3caf0

Armed Submarine Chaser.

Armed Submarine Chaser. New Type of Motor-boat, Sixty Feet Long and with a Speed of Forty Knots, Privately Built and Offered to the United States Government as a “ Submarine Chaser ” in the Spring of 1917. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1901fa6eac

U-Boat Chaser Lynx. Another Form of “Submarine Chaser” Named the Lynx.

U-Boat Chaser Lynx. Another Form of “Submarine Chaser” Named the Lynx. This Was Also the Outcome of Private American Enterprise under the Impetus Provided by Prussian Piracy. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 190203cb57

Designed to Meet the Undersea Pirates. Side View of the Lynx.

Designed to Meet the Undersea Pirates. Side View of the Lynx. This Little Vessel, of Which It Was Estimated Large Numbers of Sister-Vessels Could Be Turned out Very Rapidly by American Shipyards, Had a Length of about Thirty-Nine Feet. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 190253e685

Monster Searchlight of the American Army.

Monster Searchlight of the American Army. Huge Travelling Searchlight Which Could Be Moved about on Rails. America Was Able to Boast the Possession of the Largest Searchlight in the World. the Lens Shown above Was between Five and Six Feet in Diameter. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1902c07242

President Wilson Reviewing Some of the State Troops of New Jersey during the United States Army Manœuvres.

President Wilson Reviewing Some of the State Troops of New Jersey during the United States Army Manœuvres. When the State of War with Germany Was Declared the President Was Emphatic in Calling for a Conscript Army. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1902f1c2f3

Machine-Gun Detachment of the United States Army at Practice.

Machine-Gun Detachment of the United States Army at Practice. Boxes, It Will Be Seen, Were Carried Which Served the Purpose of Gun-Rests When Firing from a Prone Position in Open Country. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1902f66a13

Men of the United States Army in Preparation for Active Service.

Men of the United States Army in Preparation for Active Service. Cadets Undergoing a Course At Training to Take Their Places as Officers of the United States Army. They Were Receiving Instruction in the Use of the 10 In. Disappearing Gun Which Was Employed by the Artillery Entrusted with the Coast Defenses of America. in Circle: Men of the United States Infantry at Drill beside One of the Powerful Anti-aircraft Guns with Which the American Army Was Provided. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19032b4e79

US Council of National Defense and Advisory Committee.

US Council of National Defense and Advisory Committee. Seated (from left): David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture; Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy; Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior; William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor. Standing (from Left): Grosvenor B. Clarke, Secretary of the Council; Julius Rosenwald, Chairman of Committee on Supplies; Bernard M. Baruch, Raw Materials; Daniel Willard, Transportation; Dr. F. H. Matlin, Medicine, and Sanitation; Dr. Hollis Godfrey, Science, and Research; Howard Coffin, Munitions; and W. S. Gilford, Director of the Council. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19037f5892

Eminent Republican Leaders Who Supported President Wilson’s War Policy.

Eminent Republican Leaders Who Supported President Wilson’s War Policy. Senator Root. Who Declared That No Nation Had a Greater Stake in the Success of the Allies than Had the United States. Senator Lodge. Well-known Republican-Leader, Who Warmly Advocated the Lighting Policy of the United States. Mr. William Howard Taft. Who Immediately Preceded President Wilson as President of the United States, Occupying; the Position 1909-1913. William Howard Taft Was the 27th President of the United States and the Tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the Only Person to Have Held Both Offices. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1903881ac3

President Woodrow Wilson and His Cabinet.

President Woodrow Wilson and His Cabinet. Back Row (Left to Right): President Wilson; William G. Mcadoo, Secretary of the Treasury; Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney-General; Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy; David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture; William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor. Front Row (Left to Right): Robert Lansing, Secretary of State; Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War; Albert S. Burlson, Postmaster-General; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior; William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1903af10be

Three Representative American Citizens Who Stood High in British Estimation.

Three Representative American Citizens Who Stood High in British Estimation. Mr. Joseph H. Choate. U.s. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1899-1905. He Represented the United States at the Second Hague Conference. Colonel House. an Intimate Friend of President Wilson, Who Sent Him as a Private Emissary to Germany and Great Britain in 1916. William G. McAdoo. Secretary of the United States Treasury in President Wilson’s Cabinet, Who Introduced the First War Budget in 1917. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1904a6746f

Mr. G. W. Goethals and Admiral Sims.

Mr. G. W. Goethals. Appointed to Direct the Construction. of 1,000 Wooden Merchantmen for the United States. Admiral Sims. Special Envoy from the United States to Confer with the British Naval Board on Naval Cooperation. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 1904abd393

Rear-Admiral Grant and Admiral Gleaves.

Rear-Admiral Grant. Commanding the Submarine Division of the United States Navy. Admiral Gleaves. Commanding the Destroyer Division of the United States Navy. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 190530cba5

Some Prominent Figures in the United States Services at the Outbreak of War.

Some Prominent Figures in the United States Services at the Outbreak of War. Brig.-General Clarence Edwards. Commanding the North-Eastern Department of the New England States. Admiral Benson. Chief of Staff of the United States Navy. Admiral Fletcher. Commander of the Second Atlantic Squadron of the United States Navy. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19053edba4

Some Dreadnoughts and Battle-cruisers of the United States Navy.

Some Dreadnoughts and Battle-cruisers of the United States Navy. Top Left: Scene on a United States Battleship, Showing Types of the Sailors, Marines, and Chief Petty- Officers. The United States Navy Is Manned by Voluntary Enlistment, and the Total Number of Enlisted Men in the Navy and Marines at the End of 1916 Was 67,644. on the Top Right: Looking down on the After-deck and Fighting-tops of the USS Nevada, a Dreadnought Completed in January 1915. Middle Right: the Dreadnought Utah Going at Full Speed with Oil Fuel. The Designed Horse-power of the USS Utah, Launched in 1911, Was 28,000, Equivalent to a Speed of 20.75 Knots. Middle Left: the Brooklyn, a First-class Armored Cruiser Launched in 1895. Bottom: United States Battleships in Line Formation. in October 1916, America’s Strength in Battleships Was Thirty-Seven, with Five Building and Four Included in the New Program. The Projected Battleships Were to Have a Displacement of 32,600 Tons, a Speed of 21 Knots, an Armament of 16 In. Guns, Eighteen 5 In. Guns, and Four 3 In. Anti-aircraft Guns, Exceptionally Large Cruising Range. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 190547e818

Map Showing the Communications between America and Europe.

Map Showing the Communications between America and Europe. On This Map, May Be Seen the Principal Steamer Routes and Distances from Europe to the United States and South American Ports, and Also the Cable Lines. The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143, 12 May 1917. GGA Image ID # 19054b8b90

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