Contact the GG Archives

Atlanta, Georgia USA

The United States in The Great War - 1919

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from the Book, The United States in The Great War, 1919. A part of the World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Front Cover, The United States in The Great War by Willis J. Abbot, 1919.

Front Cover, The United States in The Great War by Willis J. Abbot, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192e98341d

Fifth Avenue, New York, Decorated with the Fags of the Allies during the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign and Known as the Avenue of the Allies.

Fifth Avenue, New York, Decorated with the Fags of the Allies during the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign and Known as the Avenue of the Allies. Color Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192eac0915

The German Submarine, U-53 Had the Impudence to Make a Social Call at Newport before Going out to Sink Some British Steamers off Our Coast.

The German Submarine, U-53 Had the Impudence to Make a Social Call at Newport before Going out to Sink Some British Steamers off Our Coast. It Is Very Likely, as Has since Been Suggested That This Visit Was Also a Threat Calculated to Frighten Us out of Going to War with Germany. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192ede8158

A Typical American-Built Submarine Chaser.

A Typical American-Built Submarine Chaser. These Small Crafts Were Turned out by the Thousands and Were Ever Ready to Make It Hot for Any Enemy Submarine Visited Our Waters. Several Such Visitors Never Returned to Their Bases. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192f095e80

The Officers of the Dutch Steamer New Amsterdam Bringing, under Threat of Destruction, Their Ship's Papers to the Commander of This German Submarine.

The Officers of the Dutch Steamer New Amsterdam Bringing, under Threat of Destruction, Their Ship's Papers to the Commander of This German Submarine. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192f5ef90e

S. S. Lusitania, the Largest and Most Celebrated Victim of Germany's Ruthless Submarine Campaign.

S. S. Lusitania, the Largest and Most Celebrated Victim of Germany's Ruthless Submarine Campaign. She Was Sunk May 7, 1915, with 1,951 Persons on Board of Whom 1,198 Perished. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192f710184

President Wilson Reading to Congress His Famous War Message on April 2, 1917.

President Wilson Reading to Congress His Famous War Message on April 2, 1917. When He Left the Capitol after Reading This Message, He Had Built Himself a Monument Which Will Stand While This Nation Lives. As Ex-Secretary of State Root Expressed It, the Entire Country, Stood Unitedly behind President Wilson in the Gravest Emergency That the Nation Had Ever Been Compelled to Meet. When President Wilson Asked for War, His Words Were Not Directed against a People but an Artificial Evil. When He Had Finished Speaking, the Final Day for Imperialism and Its Abuses Had Begun. Everywhere throughout the World, Save in Those Unfortunate Lands Where the Iron Hand of Despotism Was Clinched for One Last Blow, This Lofty Message Was Received with Limitless Rejoicing. From That Time Forth President Wilson Became and Remained the Foremost Spokesman of the Allied Cause. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192fd8d6e9

Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, Drawing the First Number from the Bowl in the Draft Which Began June 27, 1918.

Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, Drawing the First Number from the Bowl in the Draft Which Began June 27, 1918. Photograph © Committee on Public Information. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 192fef77d0

Wives and Sweethearts Saying Last Farewells to the Men of the " Fighting-Sixty-Ninth."

Wives and Sweethearts Saying Last Farewells to the Men of the " Fighting-Sixty-Ninth." The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19301166ef

The Drafted Men of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Being Given a Rousing Sendoff by Their Fellow Townsmen.

The Drafted Men of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Being Given a Rousing Sendoff by Their Fellow Townsmen. If the Kaiser Counted upon Disloyalty among the Thousands of Milwaukee Citizens of German Extraction Scenes Such as This Must-Have Disillusioned Him. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19304ed4ae

A Company Street at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, Showing Members of Company E Ready for an Inspection.

A Company Street at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, Showing Members of Company E Ready for an Inspection. Every Article of Equipment Must Be in Its Exact Place. Photograph © International Film Service, Inc. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193dd6d4e7

The Army Camps in the United States.

The Army Camps in the United States. The Names of the Camps Are Those of Distinguished American Soldiers and Statemen. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1930586d44

The Vaterland, Rechristened the Leviathan, Carried Almost 10,000 Soldiers Each Voyage to Fight Germany.

The Vaterland, Rechristened the Leviathan, Carried Almost 10,000 Soldiers Each Voyage to Fight Germany. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193196d7fb

Wives and Sweethearts, Friends and Relatives at the Pier Saying Those Final Words

Wives and Sweethearts, Friends and Relatives at the Pier Saying Those Final Words, so Commonplace and yet so Moving, to Their Boys Setting Forth for the Great Adventure on One of the First Transports to Leave Our Shores. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1931079b5f

Some of the First of Our Soldiers Marching up the Gangway on to the Ocean Ferry

Some of the First of Our Soldiers Marching up the Gangway on to the Ocean Ferry Which Were to Land Almost Two and a Half Million of Them on Foreign Soil before the Victory Was Won. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1931ece382

A Typical Scene on a Transport in Mid Ocean.

A Typical Scene on a Transport in Mid Ocean. Very Few American Transports Were Lost despite Germany's Silly Threats and Cruel and Treacherous Efforts to Make These Threats Good. Photograph © International Film Service. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19326e8634

This German Submarine Was Caught Napping and Found Herself at the Mercy of the American Destroyer USS Fanning.

This German Submarine Was Caught Napping and Found Herself at the Mercy of the American Destroyer USS Fanning. The Officers and Crew Are on Deck Eager to Save Their Lives by Surrendering to a Chivalrous Foe. The Germans Instinctively Realized That Their Enemies Were Not as Base and Cruel as They Were. Photograph © Western Newspaper Union. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19336712e3

SS Antilles of the U. S. Army Transport Service Arriving at a French Port Laden with American Troops.

SS Antilles of the U. S. Army Transport Service Arriving at a French Port Laden with American Troops. She Was Later Sunk on a Return Voyage by a German Submarine. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19336b7a5a

US Transport Neptune and Other American Troop Ships Arriving at Boulogne, France.

US Transport Neptune and Other American Troop Ships Arriving at Boulogne, France. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1933b18c4d

General Pershing on His Arrival at Boulogne Reviewing the French Marines in Company with Two French Generals.

General Pershing on His Arrival at Boulogne Reviewing the French Marines in Company with Two French Generals. Photograph © Kadel & Herbert, New York. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1933e5cbd8

A Typical Scene in a French Port Where American Transports Are Docking.

A Typical Scene in a French Port Where American Transports Are Docking. Sleepy and Picturesque Little Ports like St. Nazaire Became among the Busiest in the World. Photograph © Committee on Public Information. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1933fbd416

Five Thousand of the Vanguard of America's Army Crossing Westminster Bridge after a Memorable March through the Cheering Throngs of London.

Five Thousand of the Vanguard of America's Army Crossing Westminster Bridge after a Memorable March through the Cheering Throngs of London. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193469c841

Their First View of the Beautiful Country Which They Were to Have the Privilege of Helping to Save.

Their First View of the Beautiful Country Which They Were to Have the Privilege of Helping to Save. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1934ad4c6c

Some of the Many Americans in France Who Volunteered for Service with the French Army's Foreign Legion, Long before the United States entered the War.

Some of the Many Americans in France Who Volunteered for Service with the French Army's Foreign Legion, Long before the United States entered the War. It Is Said That There Were Fully Fifty Thousand American Fighting with the Allies before Our Declaration of War. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1934be10b2

American Nurses in One of the Wards of the Military Hospital, Established by the French in the Magnificent Winter Palace at Pau.

American Nurses in One of the Wards of the Military Hospital, Established by the French in the Magnificent Winter Palace at Pau. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1934ccd173

The Hadfield Ward of the Singer Palace after Its Transformation into a Hospital, with American Nurses in Charge.

The Hadfield Ward of the Singer Palace after Its Transformation into a Hospital, with American Nurses in Charge. Photograph © Ed. Jaques. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1934d11df0

The New York Ward in a Paris Hospital with Some New York Girls as Nurses and Some New York Boys as Patients.

The New York Ward in a Paris Hospital with Some New York Girls as Nurses and Some New York Boys as Patients. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1934e0bb67

Christmas Presents Being Hoisted Aboard the USS Jason for the Boys "Over There."

Christmas Presents Being Hoisted Aboard the USS Jason for the Boys "Over There." The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193501f24e

The USS Jason Carried Eighty Carloads of Christmas Presents to France.

The USS Jason Carried Eighty Carloads of Christmas Presents to France. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19351badf4

American Beans Arriving to Save the Lives of the Starving Peoples of the Regions Devastated by the Germans.

American Beans Arriving to Save the Lives of the Starving Peoples of the Regions Devastated by the Germans. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193585e7fe

American Troops in Paris on the Fourth of July, 1918, Passing the “ L'hôtel Des Invalides”

American Troops in Paris on the Fourth of July, 1918, Passing the “ L'hôtel Des Invalides” Where They Were Reviewed by General Pershing and the Descendants of the French Officers Who Fought for the United States' Independence in 1776. Photograph © Paul Thompson. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19358801ad

American Troops Leaving Paris for the Front on July 5th, 1918.

American Troops Leaving Paris for the Front on July 5th, 1918. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19359b1bd7

American Troops between Château-Thierry and Verdun during a Brief Respite from Fighting.

American Troops between Château-Thierry and Verdun during a Brief Respite from Fighting. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1935f0b4fa

The Interior of an American Hospital Train Filled with Wounded Soldiers.

The Interior of an American Hospital Train Filled with Wounded Soldiers. Photograph © Committee on Public Information. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19365ddd39

A Winter's Morning at a First Aid Dressing Station Just behind the Fighting Line.

A Winter's Morning at a First Aid Dressing Station Just behind the Fighting Line. Here the First Necessary Dressings Are Made before the Men Are Sent by Ambulance to the Evacuation Hospital and on to the Red Cross Hospital Train. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936638b60

An Actual Gas Attack in the Argonne Forest in 1918.

An Actual Gas Attack in the Argonne Forest in 1918. The Man in the Foreground Is Choking with the Deadly Fumes and in His Desperation Has Torn off His Mask. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936793d8a

King George on a visit to the Western Front with Marshal Foch, General Pétain, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, and General Sir Henry Rawlinson and Their Staffs.

King George on a visit to the Western Front with Marshal Foch, General Pétain, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, and General Sir Henry Rawlinson and Their Staffs. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19369d78a6

British Troops and Transport Passing through a French Village during the Last German Offensive.

British Troops and Transport Passing through a French Village during the Last German Offensive. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936a95bae

Seven Hundred and Fifty German Prisoners Captured by the French at Plessis Le Roye When They Came to the Aid of the British.

Seven Hundred and Fifty German Prisoners Captured by the French at Plessis Le Roye When They Came to the Aid of the British. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936aada8d

Cages Filled with German Prisoners Taken by the British in the Offensive of August 1918.

Cages Filled with German Prisoners Taken by the British in the Offensive of August 1918. These Men Were All Captured in One Day. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936ed9366

A Field Dressing Station on Newly Captured Ground.

A Field Dressing Station on Newly Captured Ground. The Wounded Are Being Brought in by German Prisoners Captured near Cambrai. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1936f9a54f

An American Transport Loaded to the Gunwales with Cheering, Enthusiastic Candidates for the Great Adventure.

An American Transport Loaded to the Gunwales with Cheering, Enthusiastic Candidates for the Great Adventure. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1937384c4b

The Same Crowd, None the Worse for Their Voyage, about to Land on French Soil.

The Same Crowd, None the Worse for Their Voyage, about to Land on French Soil. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193779845d

"Lafayette, We Are Here." Marshal Joffre Applauding the Words of General Pershing at Lafayette's Tomb on the Fourth of July 1917.

"Lafayette, We Are Here." Marshal Joffre Applauding the Words of General Pershing at Lafayette's Tomb on the Fourth of July 1917. These Simple Words Traveled Instantly Around the World and Became Imperishably Famous. Photograph © Brown Brothers. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19377c7129

Major General William S. Graves

Major General William S. Graves, the Commander of the American Forces Sent to Siberia to Help to Protect That Country for Russia against the Germans from without and the Bolsheviki from Within. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19378b63cc

The Anniversary of the Entrance of America into the War Being Celebrated in the Colosseum at Rome.

The Anniversary of the Entrance of America into the War Being Celebrated in the Colosseum at Rome. One of the Greatest Events of the World Today Being Observed in One of the Greatest Monuments of the Past. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19389f1349

Closely in the Wake of the Allied Armies as They Advanced into Russia Came the Red Cross with Food and Clothing

Closely in the Wake of the Allied Armies as They Advanced into Russia Came the Red Cross with Food and Clothing, Condensed Milk for the Babies, Medical Supplies, and All the Things Desperately Needed by the Russian People. Painted by S. J. Woolf. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193909c395

Marshal Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the Allies

Marshal Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the Allies, as He Looked after He Had Defeated the Greatest Military Power in the World and Saved Civilization. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19390bf7d4

General Edwards Bestowing the Congressional Medal of Honor upon Lieutenant Colonel Whittlesey, Who Commanded the "Lost Battalion" in the Forest of Argonne.

General Edwards Bestowing the Congressional Medal of Honor upon Lieutenant Colonel Whittlesey, Who Commanded the "Lost Battalion" in the Forest of Argonne. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 19392dfa61

Brigadier General Douglas Mcarthur Talking to a Group of His Boys of the Famous Rainbow Division.

Brigadier General Douglas Mcarthur Talking to a Group of His Boys of the Famous Rainbow Division. The Division Gained Its Name from the Fact That the Men Came from a Large Number of Different States. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1939b8f529

The American Atlantic Fleet on the High Seas.

The American Atlantic Fleet on the High Seas. The Ships Are The USS Wyoming, USS Nevada, USS Utah, USS Oklahoma, USS Florida, USS New York, USS Texas, USS South Carolina, and the USS Michigan. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1939ea0c3f

The Forecastle of the USS Missouri Showing Shells Ready for the 12-inch Guns.

The Forecastle of the USS Missouri Showing Shells Ready for the 12-inch Guns. Photograph © Kadel & Herbert. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193a023294

Supplies Being Taken Aboard an American Battleship Just before Her Sailing for the War Zone in Europe.

Supplies Being Taken Aboard an American Battleship Just before Her Sailing for the War Zone in Europe. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193a072eb6

The U. S. Merchant Ship, Philadelphia, with Her Stern Gun and Her Gun Crew Ready for Self-Defense

The U. S. Merchant Ship, Philadelphia, with Her Stern Gun and Her Gun Crew Ready for Self-Defense during the Brief Period of Our Armed Neutrality before We Entered the War. Photograph © International Film Service. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193a15ccd1

American Destroyers Escorting a Convoy across the Atlantic during the War.

American Destroyers Escorting a Convoy across the Atlantic during the War. Not One American Soldier Was Lost on an American Transport on the Way to Europe. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193a43e9ad

Lt. Bruce Richardson Ware, Jr., in Charge of the Gun Crew on the SS Mongolia, Sank a German Submarine on April 19, 1917.

Lt. Bruce Richardson Ware, Jr., in Charge of the Gun Crew on the SS Mongolia, Sank a German Submarine on April 19, 1917. Photograph © American Press Association. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193afe6c82

A Fleet of Transports on Their Way to France

A Fleet of Transports on Their Way to France at the Time Our "Ocean Ferries" Were Carrying over More than Three Hundred Thousand Men a Month. Photograph © Committee on Public Information. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193b01057a

The Henley, Torpedo Boat Destroyer, Just before She Made Her Fine War Record.

The Henley, Torpedo Boat Destroyer, Just before She Made Her Fine War Record. Photograph © International Film Service. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193b3cc9c0

A Scene on Board the SS President Lincoln Shortly before She Was Sunk.

A Scene on Board the SS President Lincoln Shortly before She Was Sunk. Every Soldier Has His Life Preserver on and Is Ready for the Then Unexpected Catastrophe. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193b7bdb3e

The Fourteen-Inch Guns on Board the USS Texas Warming up for the Germans.

The Fourteen-Inch Guns on Board the USS Texas Warming up for the Germans. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193b825e78

The Fourteen-Inch Guns on the USS Arizona.

The Fourteen-Inch Guns on the USS Arizona. Some Naval Guns Such as These Were Landed in France and Used with Great Effect in the Argonne. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193b93a716

Recruits Who Have Just Arrived at the Naval Training Station at Newport, Rhode Island.

Recruits Who Have Just Arrived at the Naval Training Station at Newport, Rhode Island. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193bd5b555

The Same Recruits One Hour after Their Arrival.

The Same Recruits One Hour after Their Arrival. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193bd7dc42

The Crew of a Five-Inch Gun on the Flagship Pennsylvania Rehearsing for Their Hoped-for Shot at the German Fleet.

The Crew of a Five-Inch Gun on the Flagship Pennsylvania Rehearsing for Their Hoped-for Shot at the German Fleet. Photograph © N. G. Moser. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193c174912

Admiral Meurer of the German Navy Is Here Stepping on Board Admiral Sir David Beatty's Flagship

Admiral Meurer of the German Navy Is Here Stepping on Board Admiral Sir David Beatty's Flagship to Arrange the Terms of the Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193c5faec0

Various Medals of Honor from the Allied Navies.

Distinguished Service Cross Authorized in 1918, The Congressional Medal of Honor Authorized in 1862, The Distinguished Service Medal Authorized in 1918, The Philippine Congressional Medal, The Naval Medal of Honor (center) Authorized in 1861, and The West Indian Naval Campaign Medal. Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193c85ccff

On Board the Battleship USS New York at the Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet.

On Board the Battleship USS New York at the Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. King George Does Not Seem Depressed by the Event. Left to Right: Admiral Sir David Beatty, Admiral Rodman, King George, the Prince of Wales, and Admiral Sims. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193cb2a496

The Defeated German Troops Marching through Liege, Belgium

The Defeated German Troops Marching through Liege, Belgium, Which They Had Entered Four Years before as the Ruthless Conquerors of a Small Country Which They Were Pledged to Protect. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193ccf29fe

US President Wilson Getting His First Glimpse of France from the Little Despatch Boat That Took the Presidential Party from the USS George Washington to Brest, France, on December 31, 1918.

US President Wilson Getting His First Glimpse of France from the Little Despatch Boat That Took the Presidential Party from the USS George Washington to Brest, France, on December 31, 1918. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193d2785f0

America's Fleet Returning from the War and Entering the Mouth of the North River

America's Fleet Returning from the War and Entering the Mouth of the North River, Followed by River Craft and Dirigibles Overhead. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193d31b883

The Lord Mayor Presenting President Wilson with the Freedom of the City of London.

The Lord Mayor Presenting President Wilson with the Freedom of the City of London. This Is an Honor Seldom Conferred upon the Chief Executives of Other Nations. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193d5f906e

The SS Mauretania in All the Glory of Her War Paint.

The SS Mauretania in All the Glory of Her War Paint. Photograph © Paul Thompson. The United States in The Great War, 1919. GGA Image ID # 193da5a9c7

Willis J. Abbot, The United States in the Great War: With Many Illustrations from Drawings, in Color and Black and White, and Photographs Taken by Experts, Many of Them under Fire, New York: Leslie-Judge Company, 1919.

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