Category: 1919


“Third Army Carnival, Motor Show. Coblenz, Germany,” 4/26/1919

Series: Photographs of American Military Activities, ca. 1918 – ca. 1981Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985.

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German sailors scuttling their ships at Scapa Flow- 21 June 1919

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The scuttling of the German fleet took place at the Royal Navy’s base at Scapa Flow, in Scotland, after the First World War. The High Seas Fleet was interned there under the terms of the Armistice whilst negotiations took place over the fate of the ships. Fearing that all of the ships would be seized and divided amongst the allied powers Admiral Ludwig von Reuter decided to scuttle the fleet.

Military officers and politicians climbing over furniture to watch the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in the aftermath of World War 1. June 28th, 1919.

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American Committee for Relief in the Near East workers (Sivas,
Turkey).  Photo from the New York Times (December 7th,


The illegal revolutionary assembly of Ireland in Dublin, which declared independence from Britain and launched the Irish War of Independence. 1919

National Guardsmen questioning an African American during the riots that traumatized Chicago in late July, 1919

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Female police officers London 1919.

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Flanders From Kemmel, 1919 – Sir David Cameron

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Painted by David Cameron in 1919. In this painting, smoke blankets the plains of Flanders in Belgium, and rises from the distant village. In the foreground, the blasted trees represent the unseen human cost. David Cameron became an official Canadian War Memorials Fund artist in 1917. A renowned Scottish landscape artist, he worked from notes and sketches made over time at the front. He combined many weeks of observation into this work.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth by Oscar Parkes .

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This is on the cover of my “Dreadnought” book of the Time-Life Maritime Series. Shows HMS Queen Elizabeth, as Grand Fleet flagship, shortly after WW1 ended.

A member of the state militia faces off against an African-American veteran during the 1919 Chicago Race Riot. July 27, 1919.

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