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401 1984.6.0196 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of three men in Spanish American War uniforms. They are posed in front of palm trees with the man in the middle sitting on rocks. Print is mounted on a tan cardboard frame with printed text "Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, 1899." and "WATERMAN, CHICAGO". An arrow in pencil points to the man on the right. On the back of the frame it says "Took care of this young man in army hospital" in pencil.

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402 1984.6.0213 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph depicting four American soldiers and eight French children sitting against the outside of a building. A motorcycle sits to the right of the image. "American soldiers playing with French children somewhere in France." is typed on the back in black ink. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped twice in blue ink on back of print. "PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIAL FROM PICTORIAL PRESS 220 WEST 42ND ST., N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Hard to read text, possibly "L 2718" underlined with 19 written below handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I.

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403 1984.6.0214 Print, photographic

Landscape photograph of village in the mountains. Village is visible to the left, with a prominent building in the middle of the image. Pathway leads into the village, with a man standing near the where the path dissappears. Mountains are visible in the background. " Mountains of France" handwritten in black ink on the back of the print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Hard to read text, possibly "P1253" underlined with a symbol beneath it handwritten in pencil on back of print. Print has uneven white border. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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404 1984.6.0216 Print, photographic

Photograph depicts eleven soldiers standing in front of a train. "General Petain and General Pershing somewhere in France." typed in black ink on the back of the print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." and " PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIALFROM PICTORIAL PRESS 220 WEST 42ND ST., N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "OX-29" and an illegible symbol, possible an 8, handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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405 1984.6.0217 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of two people, a man and a woman, in front of bombed out church. There is a large pile of fubble on the right of the image. "Mrs. Vincent Asher- in a ruined church- Aisne district." written in pencil on the back. Writing is illegible enough that the name Asher had to be assumed. "PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIAL FROM PICTORIAL PRESS 220 WEST 42ND ST., N.Y." and "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Illegible text that looks like a series of letters and numbers and a symbol, possibly "D4642" written in pencil on back of print. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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406 1984.6.0218 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of men working on vehicle frames in a production Plant. They are possibly military transport vehicles. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "P897" is written and underlined in pencil with illegible text below the line. The top right and lower left corners are folded over. There are several small tears along the edges. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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407 1984.6.0225 Print, photographic

Photograph of 8 French officers outside of a building with two doors. One door is open and is marked 26. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "1188" handwritten in blue crayon on back of print. Hard to read text, possibly "T 2601" and an illegible symbol handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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408 1984.6.0227 Print, photographic

Photograph of the damage done to a church in the aftermath of WWI. "CL 22" and "9" or illegible symbol, and "2228" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "L22" is handwritten in black ink on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y.: stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH

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409 1984.6.0228 Print, photographic

Photograph of two soldiers and an small aircraft. One man is standing beside the plane, and the other is sitting in the cockpit. The plane bears a symbol that looks like a 9 and 2 combined. "Aisne-Aviation Camp" handwritten on the back of the photograph in pencil. "S. 3273" and "8" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH

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410 1984.6.0229 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of a French officer outside with a building, possibly a house in the background. "u" or "n", "3822", and "11" or "17" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "943" handwritten in blue crayon on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH

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411 1984.6.0230 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of two men speaking, presumably a French soldier and an American soldier, on a dock. There are two men in the background. Some handwritten, illegible text is visible on the lower right corner of the image, perhaps written on the original film or on the print during developing with a chemical. On the back of the print, "Geril Seibert who accompanied the troops to France at a French dock" is handwritten in pencil. This sentence is also crossed out in pencil. Two more words are written in pencil, perhaps a signature, but are illegible. "3372" is handwritten in blue crayon on the back of the print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." and "PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIAL FROM PICTORIAL PRESS, N.Y." are stamped in blue ink on back of the print. This print was double exposed, either when shooting the film or in the darkroom. A faint image of men (soldiers?) in front of a train is visible in the white space of the dock image.

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412 1984.6.0231 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph depicting a landscape of buildings sitting outside a stone fort wall. A large fortification tower is partially visible to the left. A second stone wall protects the houses built along the lower part of the hill. "1802" was written in the top left of the image during the developing process. Illegible text in lower right of image possibly reads " 86v8" (mirrored?), handwritten during developing process. "Saloniki: View of Northern front" is written on the back of the print in pencil. Possibly meant Solonika, Greece. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "V1802 g" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I.

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413 1984.6.0232 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph depicts the Swiss Army camped out in the shadow of a rocky hill. Stone huts are visible to the left of the image. A board bridge crosses a wide stream that flows from the back to the front of the image. Four soldiers are visible. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "K6042 g" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I.

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414 1984.6.0233 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of damage to the Grand Hotel Du Lion D'Or. There is some damage to the roof and to the right of the doorway, exposing the rock beneath. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "y 2373 U" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War 1. Color: BK,WH

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415 1984.6.0235 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of two large vehicles parked in front of the Abattoir Municipal building. A man is standing to the right of the vehicles. The building has some broken glass. "Soissons. Automobiles filled with meat ready to leave the slaughter house for the front." is typed in black ink on the back of the print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." and "PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIAL FROM PICTORIAL PRESS, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "4300" handwritten in blue crayon on back of print. "Lo 74" and an illegible symbol handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I.

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416 1984.6.0236 Print, photographic

Photograph depicts three soldiers in the trenches. One is sitting down, and another is helping a wounded man. His face is covered with gauze or bandages of some sort. "Balcon Region. A French soldier helping a wounded Sengalese soldier." is typed on the back in black ink. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. " W 1306" underlined in pencil with a T or 7 written below and " 38" handwritten text in pencil on back of print. World War I. Color: BK,WH

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417 1984.6.0237 Print, photographic

Photograph depicts a group of nicely dressed men and women standing on a sidewalk on a city street. A line of cars are parked along the side of the road to the right. "Soissons. The army theatre. A theatrical troop leaving for the theatre." is typed on the back in black ink. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Hard to read text, possibly "S. 3235" and "8" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "2373" handwritten in pencil on back o print. World War I. Color: BK, WH

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418 1984.6.0275 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph of soldiers on the front. Four soldiers are walking down a hillside. The ground looks like rubble and the trees have been stripped of most of their branches. Most likely from World War I. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET. N.Y." stamped on back of print in blue. "W 1386 4" written on the back of print in pencil.

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419 1984.6.0294 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph. "Oise. Tracy le Val. Flowers climbing around the German wire entanglements." typed on the back of the photograph. Vines growing over German entanglements in WWI. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET. N.Y." and "PICTORIAL PRESS 2009 CANDLER BLDG. 220 WEST 42TH STREET" stamped in blue on back of print. Illegible writing in pencil on back of print as well. Small chunks of the photo have been torn off on the top right and lower left side of the image.

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420 1984.6.0295 Print, photographic

Black and white photograph depicts a soldier kneeling in tall grass with a gun, peering over a small hill. A standing soldier is partly visible to the right. World War I. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N. Y." stamped in dark blue on the back of the print. Handwritten text in pencil on back of print "S 2820 g".

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421 1984.6.0296 Print, photographic

Aerial photograph of city of Amiens, evacuated March 1918. Large cathedral is in center of photo. In black ink on back of print "Evacuated completely March 1918", "Rheims" with lines through it, and "Amiens". "March 1918" is underlined. Black and with photo print with black border.

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422 1984.6.0297 Print, photographic

Photograph that depicts an overhead view of a trench battlefield. You can see soldiers walking through trenches to the right. This photograph depicts the beginning of the Battle of the Somme between the French and the British in 1916. This battle was one of the worst in WWI history, with 420,000 casualties on the British side and 200,000 casualties on the French side. The battle lasted from July-November 1916. "Beginning of attack in Somme valley" written on the back of the print in black ink. Black and white photo print with black border.

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423 1984.6.0299 Print, photographic

"under certain fire advancing toward german lines" written in black ink on the back of the photo. Photograph depicts soldiers in a field with a few trees, trenches and gun/gas smoke. Photo taken during WWI. Black and white photo print with black border.

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424 1984.6.0300 Print, photographic

"A gas attack put on by the French" written on the back of the print in black ink. Photograph depicts an aerial view of a gas and flame attack in Flanders, Belgium on German trenches on January 1, 1917. WWI. Black and white photo print with black border.

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425 1984.6.0304 Print, photographic

7 stripped, square tents on platforms set in wooded area. Lake Geneva; Back has written in pencil "Lake Geneva" and "Lake Front Row". Black and white photo print with wide, white, ornate border.

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