Contact the GG Archives

Atlanta, Georgia USA

WW1 Photo Library: The Navy’s First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers - 2019

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from the Book The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. A part of a World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Front Cover, The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019.

Front Cover, The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 191484c250

Yeomen (F) Conducting Weapons Drill on the Marine Parade Ground, Puget Sound Navy Yard, circa 1918-1919.

Yeomen (F) Conducting Weapons Drill on the Marine Parade Ground, Puget Sound Navy Yard, circa 1918-1919. Pearl Moore Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Navy Department, Washington, DC, UA 78.01.01. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1914b8a082

President Woodrow Wilson Waves His Top Hat from the Deck of USS George Washington

President Woodrow Wilson Waves His Top Hat from the Deck of USS George Washington (ID No. 3018), as She Steamed up New York Harbor upon the President’s Return to the United States from the World War I Peace Conference in France, 8 July 1919. NHHC Photograph, Washington Navy Yard (WNY), Washington, DC, NH 18. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1914e84cff

Josephus Daniels Served as Secretary of the Navy During Woodrow Wilson's Presidency. He was in Office from 5 March 1913 to 5 March 1921.

Josephus Daniels Served as Secretary of the Navy During Woodrow Wilson's Presidency. He was in Office from 5 March 1913 to 5 March 1921. NHHC Photograph, NH 2336. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1914f1c811

Franklin D. Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, April 1917.

Franklin D. Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, April 1917. NHHC Photograph, NH 50868. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 191549e6ec

USS Bennington (gunboat No. 4) Fine-screen Halftone Reproduction of a Photographic Montage, Published on a Postal Card by the Special View Company, 326 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, California.

USS Bennington (gunboat No. 4) Fine-screen Halftone Reproduction of a Photographic Montage, Published on a Postal Card by the Special View Company, 326 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, California. It Shows the Ship after Her 21 July 1905 Boiler Explosion, the Burial of Victims of the Disaster, and One of Her Surviving Crew Members. This Sailor Is Almost Certainly John Henry (Dick) Turpin, Who Had Also Survived the Explosion of USS Maine in February 1898. Donation of H.E. (ed) Coffer. NHHC Photograph, Nh 102779-KN. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19154b07fd

Suffragists Silent Protest during World War I.

Suffragists Silent Protest during World War I. US National Archives 165-WW-25-2973a. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19157e0717

Joy Bright Hancock, Photographed in February 1918 While Serving in the Office of the Naval Superintendent of Construction, New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

Joy Bright Hancock, Photographed in February 1918 While Serving in the Office of the Naval Superintendent of Construction, New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey. Courtesy of Captain Joy Bright Hancock, USN (retired). NHHC Photograph, NH 94945-A. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1914e3a4c7

US Naval Enrollment Office at 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, S.E. as It Appeared in Ca. 1880.

US Naval Enrollment Office at 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, S.E. as It Appeared in Ca. 1880. Courtesy of Andre Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 12-0244-001. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1914d750b1

The obverse of an Identification Bracelet Issued to Yeoman (f.) Bertha Sobel, 19 August 1918.

The obverse of an Identification Bracelet Issued to Yeoman (f.) Bertha Sobel, 19 August 1918. Courtesy of Mrs. Louis (Sobel) Dulitz, 1968. NHHC Photograph, Nh 65802. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19159f8719

Yeomen (f), US Naval Reserve Force, New Enlistees Receive Training in Telegraphy from a Chief Petty Officer, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1917.

Yeomen (f), US Naval Reserve Force, New Enlistees Receive Training in Telegraphy from a Chief Petty Officer, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1917. Some of These Women Are in Uniform While Others Are Still Wearing Civilian Attire. Courtesy of the US Naval Institute Photo Collection, 1983. NHHC Photograph, NH 95082. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19168a04c1

Camp Columbia, on the District Line, a Temporary Solution to the Housing Shortage in Washington, DC, 1918, for Yeoman (female) and Other Wartime Personnel.

Camp Columbia, on the District Line, a Temporary Solution to the Housing Shortage in Washington, DC, 1918, for Yeoman (female) and Other Wartime Personnel. Collection of Mrs. Josephine Mitchell Brousseau, Long Island City, New York, 1968, NHHC Photograph, NH 65940. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1916bd8579

YN (f.) Marian F. Walsh before Living Quarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

YN (f.) Marian F. Walsh before Living Quarters in Boston, Massachusetts. NHHC Photograph, NH 65325. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1916e29dff

Chief Yeoman (f.) Ada Hasford, C.Y.U.S.N.R.E Bunav 1918-19

Chief Yeoman (f.) Ada Hasford, C.Y.U.S.N.R.E Bunav 1918-19, Coll/226, Dessez, Eunice C., Photo in Pocket at the End of the Volume, No Series Number, Volume 1, Box 1 of 7, Archives, Building 57. NHHC, Photographed by Author. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19171ac88f

Yeoman (f.) Eloise Fort and Chief Yeoman (f.) Lassie Kelly Pose for a Tall and Short Photo While Visiting New York City.

Yeoman (f.) Eloise Fort and Chief Yeoman (f.) Lassie Kelly Pose for a Tall and Short Photo While Visiting New York City. They Were Part of a Contingent of 250 Yeomen (f.) Who Were Sent from Washington, DC to Participate in Victory Loan Drive. NHHC Photograph, NH 53170. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1917d8dc25

Yeoman (f.) Margaret Foster and Her Brother in February 1919.

Yeoman (f.) Margaret Foster and Her Brother in February 1919. Courtesy of Mrs. Stuart (Margaret Foster) Wheeler, 1968, NHHC Photograph, NH 65607. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 191851cb48

Military and Civilian Personnel of the Supplies and Accounts Office in the Main Navy or Munitions Buildings, circa 1918.

Military and Civilian Personnel of the Supplies and Accounts Office in the Main Navy or Munitions Buildings, circa 1918. NHHC Photograph, NH 52941. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1918e51cf4

Nurse and a Yeoman (f.) Working in the Hospital’s Laboratory, 2 June 1919.

Nurse and a Yeoman (f.) Working in the Hospital’s Laboratory, 2 June 1919. NHHC Photograph, NH 59493. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 191900b0e8

Yeoman (f.) Cartoon by E. Verdier, Published as Cover Art for the July 1918 Issue of Ukmyh Kipzy Puern, the Magazine of the US Naval Cable Censor Office, San Francisco, California.

Yeoman (f.) Cartoon by E. Verdier, Published as Cover Art for the July 1918 Issue of Ukmyh Kipzy Puern, the Magazine of the US Naval Cable Censor Office, San Francisco, California. The Magazine’s Title Is in Bently’s Code, and Translates as the Monthly ’gob’. Collection of Ora Hirsch Merritt, 1968. NHHC Photograph, NH 97240. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19198caa07

Yeoman (f.) from Puget Sound Navy Yard Who Traveled to Spokane, Washington, in September 1918 to Take Part in the Inland Empire Annual Fall Fair.

Yeoman (f.) from Puget Sound Navy Yard Who Traveled to Spokane, Washington, in September 1918 to Take Part in the Inland Empire Annual Fall Fair. They Were Quartered at Davenport Hotel and Accompanied by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Robert E. Coontz, as Well as by Chief Gunners Mate Dave Walker, Who Was the Drill Master. Mrs. Omah M. Swanson Comments That Rear Admiral and Mrs. Coontz Were Very Wonderful People, Deeply Interested in All of the Yeoman (f.) Projects and Activities. Courtesy of Mrs. Omah (Munier) Swanson, 1969. NHHC Photograph, NH 72832. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 19199ed417

Liberty Card Issued to Yeoman 1st Class (f.) Omah Margaret Munier, USNRF, Who Served at the Receiving Ship, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, in 1918-19.

Liberty Card Issued to Yeoman 1st Class (f.) Omah Margaret Munier, USNRF, Who Served at the Receiving Ship, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, in 1918-19. Donation of Mrs. Omah (Munier) Swanson, 1969. NHHC Photograph, NH 86038. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919a41136

Liberty Bond Parade Yeomen from Washington, DC on Parade in New York to Aid the Victory Liberty Loan.

Liberty Bond Parade Yeomen from Washington, DC on Parade in New York to Aid the Victory Liberty Loan. NHHC Photograph, NH 115529. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919a5cac3

Mounted on a Wood Storage Crib at the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1918.

Mounted on a Wood Storage Crib at the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1918. As the Sign Indicates, the Spanish Influenza Was Then Extremely Active in Philadelphia, with Many Victims in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the Naval Aircraft Factory. Note the Sign’s Emphasis on the Epidemic’s Damage to the War Effort. NHHC Photograph; This Image Is Cropped from NH 41731. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919aeaaad

Grave Site of Loretta Perfectus Walsh, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.

Grave Site of Loretta Perfectus Walsh, Olyphant, Pennsylvania. Coll/226 Eunice C. Dessez Papers, Volume 1 Series Adjusted Compensation, Box 1 of 7 Archives, NHHC, Photo Taken by Author. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919b9637d

List of 27 Yeomen (f.) Who Died during the Influenza.

List of 27 Yeomen (f.) Who Died during the Influenza. Coll/226 Eunice C. Dessez Papers, Volume 1; Series Title Adjusted Compensation, Box 1 of 7 Archives, NHHC, Photo Taken by Author. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919bab5c4

Peace Delegation in Session in Le Salon De L’horlage, French Ministry of Defense in Supreme Conference in World History, President Wilson Is Seated to the Left of Speaker.

Peace Delegation in Session in Le Salon De L’horlage, French Ministry of Defense in Supreme Conference in World History, President Wilson Is Seated to the Left of Speaker. US National Archives, 165 WW 400A13. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919c1250b

Mabelle Holmes letter of 21 May 1983, to Helen O’Neill.

Mabelle Holmes letter of 21 May 1983, to Helen O’Neill. Helen COLL/236, Helen O’Neill Papers, Box 1 of 1, Archives, NHHC, photo taken by author. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919f3489d

Captain Charles B. McVay, Jr.

Captain Charles B. McVay, Jr. NHHC photograph, NH 47810. The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, 2019. GGA Image ID # 1919f3d785

Regina T. Akers, Ph.D., The Navy's First Enlisted Women: Patriotic Pioneers, World War I Commemorative Series, Washington, DC: US Government Publishing Office, ISBN 978-1-943604-35-7, Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC.

Return to Top of Page

World War 1 Photos
Image Library
GG Archives

WWI Photo Library

Improve Your Family History Through Illustrations

Make Your Family History More Readable Through Illustrations From the GG Archives