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WW1 Photo Library: The YWCA War Work Bulletin, 1917-1919

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from various issues from 1917 through 1919 of The YWCA War Work Bulletin. A part of a World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Mother and Son - YWCA Hostess House, Camp Kearny, California.

Mother and Son - YWCA Hostess House, Camp Kearny, California. War Work Bulletin, Special Number, September 1917. GGA Image ID # 193f287926

YWCA Hostess Houses Requested by Sixty Camp Commanders

YWCA Hostess Houses Requested by Sixty Camp Commanders: That Letter Home, "Information , please," More Things Brewing, On the Inside, The Best is None Too Good. Pictorial About Hostess Houses, A Special Edition of the War Work Bulletin, 5 February 1918. GGA Image ID # 193f4604c6

At Camp Joseph E. Johnston -- Among the Florida Pines -- A Hostess House that Overflows.

At Camp Joseph E. Johnston -- Among the Florida Pines -- A Hostess House that Overflows. Panoramic Image. War Work Bulletin No. 29, 26 April 1918. GGA Image ID # 193f4c42cc

Group of Telephone Operators U. S. Signal Corps Third Unit at Headquarters Some Place in France.

Group of Telephone Operators U. S. Signal Corps Third Unit at Headquarters Some Place in France. War Work Bulletin No. 29, 26 April 1918. GGA Image ID # 193f8ccdb0

Haskell Coffin, the Artist Who Designed the Favorite Jeanne D'arc Poster Used in the Second W. S. S. Campaign

Haskell Coffin, the Artist Who Designed the Favorite Jeanne D'arc Poster Used in the Second W. S. S. Campaign, Painted the Original of the Popular YWCA Conference Poster Now in Use throughout the United States. War Work Bulletin No. 32, 31 May 1918. GGA Image ID # 193fe46c5c

The Blue Triangle Hotel for American Women in Paris is Also Known as the Hotel Petrograd.

The Blue Triangle Hotel for American Women in Paris is Also Known as the Hotel Petrograd. Every Uniform That the American Brain Can Imagine Comes into the Hotel Petrograd in Paris. There Are Red Cross Nurses on Leave, Red Cross Workers from Headquarters, Y.m.c.a. Girls in Scores, and Last and Best of All, Our Own Blue-Gray. It Was Easy for the Telephone Operators Assigned to Paris to Live at the Hotel Petrograd, Our Hostess House There. After Founding, Opening and Putting Hotel Petrograd, a Good- Sized Hotel for American Women War Workers in Paris, on a Running Basis, Miss Blanche Geary Returned to America. War Work Bulletin No. 37, 16 August 1918. GGA Image ID # 193fe67623

Mother and All the Family Have a Happy Day at Camp When the YWCA Hostess House Has a Nursery like This.

Mother and All the Family Have a Happy Day at Camp When the YWCA Hostess House Has a Nursery like This. War Work Bulletin No. 38, 30 August 1918. GGA Image ID # 193feccf6d

She Makes Aeroplanes, Powder, and Shells for the Army.

She Makes Aeroplanes, Powder, and Shells for the Army. At the Government's request, the YWCA Has Established War Service Centers on the "hostess House Plan" for Her. Two Millions of Girls Are Already behind Our Fighting Men. This Poster, Designed by Adolph Treidler, Will Be Used during the United War Work Campaign. War Work Bulletin No. 41, 27 September 1918. GGA Image ID # 193ff60ddd

Contagion Masks Were a Necessary Rather than a Popular Item of Dress at the Hostess Houses during the Epidemic.

Contagion Masks Were a Necessary Rather than a Popular Item of Dress at the Hostess Houses during the Epidemic. War Work Bulletin No. 48, 15 November 1918. GGA Image ID # 19404de8b0

The Gateway to Home, -- The Welcoming American Hostess House in Tours, France.

The Gateway to Home, -- The Welcoming American Hostess House in Tours, France. War Work Bulletin No. 49, 22 November 1918. GGA Image ID # 1940643d38

French Girls from the War Office, Ready for an Outing at the YWCA

French Girls from the War Office, Ready for an Outing at the YWCA, Foyer des Alliées, Rue de la Vrillière, France. War Work Bulletin No. 49, 22 November 1918. GGA Image ID # 194129515a

Gossip or Advice? the Waacs and the Y. W. Talk It Over.

Gossip or Advice? the Waacs and the Y. W. Talk It Over. War Work Bulletin No. 49, 22 November 1918. GGA Image ID # 194142a427

The Yeomanettes Make Merry in New York City, Where They Were Entertained by the YWCA While Assisting the Victory Loan.

The Yeomanettes Make Merry in New York City, Where They Were Entertained by the YWCA While Assisting the Victory Loan. War Work Bulletin No. 69, 30 May 1919. GGA Image ID # 19415a526a

The Proudest Moment of a Young Man’s Life Is When He Presents His Bride to His Mother and Sees in Her Face an Approval of His Choice. The American in This Picture Is a Soldier; “the Soldier Made His Choice “in France. It Will Be Many Weeks, Perhaps Months before He Will Presents His Wife to His Mother. Judge, Then, What It Seems to Him to Introduce Her to One of His Own Countrywomen and Realize That the Greeting Lacks Nothing in Friendliness and Cordiality. In Camp at St. Nazaire, Where the YWCA Sees the Bride Safely on Her Way Overseas: the Young Brides Say Overseas Going Gives a Foretaste of American Hospitality, Kinship, and Friendliness. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID #

The Baggage of a French Bride Arriving at the Barracks at St. Nazaire, France

The Baggage of a French Bride Arriving at the Barracks at St. Nazaire, France, While the Bride Is Waiting at the YWCA Debarkation Hostess House There for Her Soldier Husband. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 19419b217b

These French Brides Whose Only English Was "Atta Boy" or "Gee Whiz" Are Learning the Language

These French Brides Whose Only English Was "Atta Boy" or "Gee Whiz" Are Learning the Language under Miss Mary Fay, YWCA Hostess at Embarkation Camp, St. Nazaire, While En Route. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 194270adc2

Miss Mary Fay, Hostess of YWCA Debarkation House No. 1, at St. Nazaire, France, Is Welcoming the American Doughboy and His Little French Bride.

No Group of Persons at the Gate Is a Satisfying Scene, for One Wonder If They Are Going out or Going in, and the Curiosity Lags. in This Picture, They Are Going In. the Picture Is Symbolical. Miss Mary Fay, Hostess of YWCA Debarkation House No. 1, at St. Nazaire, France, Is Welcoming the American Doughboy and His Little French Bride. In Her Is the Spirit of All American Womanhood Symbolized. She Is assuring the Bride of the Friendship of Her Husband’s Countrywomen. She Is by Her Attitude of Protection Allaying All Apprehension in the Heart of the Boyish Groom. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 19428a8569

All Newly Married Folks Look with Intense Interest at the Baby, Just as If They Had Never Seen One Before.

All Newly Married Folks Look with Intense Interest at the Baby, Just as If They Had Never Seen One Before. and They Haven’t Seen One Before. Not in the Way They Really See Babies after They Are Married. The Picture Shows the Interest Taken in a Baby by All the Young Couples Present. It Is a Familiar Scene on the Debarkation Pavilion of the Hostess House at No. 1, at St. Nazaire, France. Here Is a YWCA Hostess House; French Brides and Their Doughboy Husbands Make Their Final Pause before Starting for America. Many of the Brides Have Babies; Some Have Children by a Former Marriage. A Baby under Such Circumstances Causes Either Reminiscent or Speculative Thought. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 1942fd30cf

YWCA Secretaries Planning Entertainment for War Brides

YWCA Secretaries Planning Entertainment for War Brides, over a Thousand of Whom Have Passed through the Debarkation Hostess House at St. Nazaire, France on Their Way to America. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 19430cb818

Pavilion at YWCA Debarkation Hottest House Where the American Doughboy and His French Bride Whose Romance Began under Such Tragic Circumstances Find Occasion and Heart to Be Happy.

Pavilion at YWCA Debarkation Hottest House Where the American Doughboy and His French Bride Whose Romance Began under Such Tragic Circumstances Find Occasion and Heart to Be Happy. War Work Bulletin No. 72, 11 July 1919. GGA Image ID # 19435ac930

 

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