Category Archives: Great War

The Great War – WW1

New York Times – Rotogravure – 30 June 1918

The Library of Congress has a new collection of The New York Times Rotogravure from World War I.  I was excited to see that the Library of Congress had the same material that I have which meant that I could … Continue reading

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The 42nd: Shell Shelters, Headquarters, and In the Trenches.

Over There This Veterans Day, like most Veterans Days, I honor my veteran ancestors. This day was originally known as Armistice Day because an armistice – the cessation of hostilities – went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th … Continue reading

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The Great War – Over There – 7 April 1918

By Don Taylor Wartime Wednesday This week, I continue with images from the New York Times this time from “over there.” A BRITISH TANK GOING INTO ACTION IN THE MESSINES SECTOR. (© Underwood & Underwood.)New York Times – 7 April … Continue reading

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The Great War – Over Here – 7 April 1918

By Don Taylor Wartime Wednesday Recently actually an old shipmate of mine, John Travers, from the USS Kitty Hawk (1972), came across issues from the New York Times showing photos of the Great War. He didn’t know what to do … Continue reading

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Beauties at City Hall, Boston, 1916, Included Donna Montran

Got to love the vocabulary used in old newspapers. “Pulchritude” is the kind of word that if you Google it, you can see how many on-line dictionaries there are. When I googled it, the first non-dictionary entry for the word’s … Continue reading

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Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation

Donna in Albany, NY, at the Clinton Theater – Sep 20-26, 1920 Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation I was watching the live stream from RootsTech Friday.  Lisa Louise Cooke gave an awesome presentation on “Proven Methodology for Using Google for … Continue reading

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