Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, January 19, 2018

The American Home Front: Images from the National Archives

1. Manufacturing airplanes for the government by Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. Completed plane on exhibition. 
Plant-1. Operation Number 4. Dayton Wright Airplane Company.

2.  American Red Cross Parade, Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham View Company.

3. Manufacturing helmets. Large power press for shaping helmets in the plant of Hale & Kilburn Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hale & Kilburn Company.

4. James Montgomery Flagg has given the public an opportunity to see him in action. He produced a life size picture of poster "Tell it to the Marines" in the New York Public Library, to stimulate recruiting. Underwood and Underwood.

5.  Observation Balloons in Hangar. Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1 May 1918

6.  Lecture at the Student Army Training Corps, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama

7. Second Liberty Loan, October 1917. Fatty Arbuckle, the movie star, putting up a Liberty Loan poster at Times Square, New York.

8. Mighty battalion of Mack war trucks, all for the Engineers Corps. 
Manufactured by the International Motor Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

9. Dorothy Gish in The Greatest Thing in Life, a D. W. Griffith Artcraft picture released by Famous Players-Lasky Corp.

10. Mother escorting her son to train bound for camp. Newark, New Jersey