Michigan Historical Collections
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan

Finding Aid for
United States Army Signal Corps
Photograph Collection. 1918-1919.

Finding aid prepared by:
Len Coombs

Summary Information
Title: United States Army Signal Corps photograph collection.
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Inclusive dates: 1918-1919
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Abstract:
Photographs taken during the Polar Bear Expedition to northern Russia, and accumulated by several veterans; include scenes of American soldiers in camp and on patrol, of life in Archangel and in Russian villages, and of battlefields, fortifications, armored traings, ships, airplanes, burial rites, and graves. Also includes a list of photographs and their captions.

Call number: 921010 UCa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The Signal Corps photo collection was compiled from a number of individual donors.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., United States Army Signal Corps photograph collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Collection Scope and Content Note

About 185 photographs. The photographs include scenes of life in Archangel, armored trains, villages, port facilities, rural life, men in barracks, fortifications, prisoners, group portraits, men on patrol and in camp, the railroad, an airplane, burials, and graves. Also included is a "List of official U.S. photographs illustrative of the activities of the North Russian Expeditionary Force" which contains descriptions, including names and locations, of ca. 575 Signal Corps photos, arranged by photo number.

Subject Terms

    Subjects
    • Soviet Union--History--Allied Intervention, 1918-1920.
    • World War, 1914-1918.
    • Polar Bear Expedition.
    • Airplanes.
    • Death.
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies.
    • Military facilities.
    • Military life.
    • Packtrains.
    • Railroads--Russia (Federation)
    • Reindeer.
    • Ships.
    • War casualties.
    Genre/Form:
    • Photographs
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Papers [series]:
    Folder   1  
    "List of official U.S. photographs illustrative of the activities of the North Russian Expeditionary Force" (921010.0001)
     
    Photographs [series]:
    The photographs are arranged in by Signal Corps print number, which are approximately chronological, though there are occasional discrepancies. The collection contains only a portion of all photos taken by the Signal Corps. The listing below includes only descriptions of prints in Bentley Library's Signal Corps collection. There is one folder of unnumbered photos. Most of the numbered photos are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" prints, but there are 41 prints 10 3/4" x 13 3/4" in size.

    Folder   2  
    Print Nos. 13814-32075 (921010.0002) (19 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 13814, unidentified (921010.0002.001)
    Item   2  
    Print No. 13819, unidentified (921010.0002.002)
    Item   3  
    Print No. 23074, unidentified (921010.0002.003)
    Item   4  
    Print No. 28597,   September 6, 1918 (921010.0002.004)   

    (Sailors from the U.S.S., Olympia, who formed a part of a landing force, returning from the line along the railroad to Vologda where they had been fighting Bolsheviks. The party got back to its starting point only after picking its way through swamps and forests. They were compelled to abandon everything but their rifles. They are surrounded by men of the 339th Infantry, who had just landed in Russia. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 28599,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0002.005)   

    (One hundred and twenty three Bolshevik prisoners, captured by the French fighting along the railroad between Archangel and Vologda, being counted on their arrival at Bakharitza by an American soldier and a sailor from the U.S.S. Olympia. The prisoners were brought to Archangel under guard of American sailors. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 28601,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0002.006)   

    (Unloading first American Red Cross ambulances on the docks at Bakharitza. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 28602,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0002.007)   

    (Convoy of the three ships which carried first American troops to Russia. Left to right: H.M.T. Somoli, flagship; H.M.T. Tydeus; and H.M.T. Nagoya. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 28607,  September 18, 1918 (921010.0002.008)   

    (French, British, and American officers paying tribute to Lieut. Marchs T. Casey in cemetery. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 28616,  September 29, 1918 (921010.0002.009)   

    (Home-knit socks strung up to dry over a camp fire at the edge of a forest, through which men of Company M, 339th Inf. pick their way for 17 hours, in a vain attempt to outflank the Bolsheviks farther down the railroad. A great part of the march was through mud and swamp. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 28617,  September 29, 1916 (921010.0002.010)   

    (Company M, 339th Inf. after resting an hour, following the 17 hours march through the woods and swamps, set out again for the front. They are seen in this picture starting out along the railroad line. One of the armored cars use by the Allies is seen in the distance. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 28618,  September 29, 1918 (921010.0002.011)   

    (Advance American outpost on guard near the American headquarters along the railroad, a mile from the scene of actual fighting. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 32053,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0002.012)   

    (Graves of first three American soldiers killed in action on the North Russian front. September 16, 1918. Left to right: Ignacy H. Kwasniewski, Mechanic, Co. I; Anthony Soczkoski; Pvt, Co. I; and Phillip Sokol, Pvt.Co. I; all of the 339th Regiment Infantry. Obozerskaya Russia.)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 32054,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0002.013)   

    (Bolshevik wooden gun mount, used for anti-aircraft guns, found at Obozerskaya, Russia)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 32056,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0002.014)   

    (Station used as temporary Red Cross hospital by the Allied forces. Obozerskaya, Russia)

    Item   15  
    Print No. 32057,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0002.015)   

    (American cooks preparing supper for the troops near the front. Obozerskaya, Russia)

    Item   16  
    Print No. 32065 October l,  1918 (921010.0002.016)   

    (Final rites. Taps being blown at the conclusion of the funeral services of Schlioma Dyment, of Company M, 339th Regt. Inf.Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   17  
    Print No. 32067,  September 24, 1918 (921010.0002.017)   

    (Russian, English, and Cossack soldiers, crew of one of the armored cars. Obozerskaya, Russia)

    Item   18  
    Print No. 32071,  September 13, 1918 (921010.0002.018)   

    (Finished boards loaded on Russian carts. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   19  
    Print No. 32075,  September 27, 1918 (921010.0002.019)   

    (Village of Rozjezdnaya at Verst 466. Captured from the Bolshevik forces on September 16, 1918. Rozjezdnaya, Russia.)

    Folder   3  
    Print Nos. 34607-39259 [subseries]: (921010.0003) ( 19 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 34607,  October 7, 19l8 (921010.0003.001)   

    (Pvt. George Dhimian, Company G, 339th Inf. and Pvt. Marvin Mock, Co. F, 339th Inf., carrying water in the native fashion from the Dwina River to barracks. It is boiled before using. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 34609,  October 7, 1918 (921010.0003.002)   

    (Line of natives of Archangel, Russia, waiting to get an allowance of bread. Military authorities provide the civil population who cannot get them otherwise, with certain articles of food. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 34610,  October 7, 1918 (921010.0003.003)   

    (Office of Regimental Headquarters, 339th Infantry, located in a building in Archangel, Russia, formerly occupied by an up to date technical school. Left to right: Corpl. Clifton B. Knight, Corpl. Frank Wegenka, Pvt. Daniel G. Anderson, Pvt. William Putris, Pvt. Steve Antinoff, Pvt. Herbert G. Dunning, Corpl. Herman Weisberg, Sergt. Maj. Jacob Weiner. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 34629  October l5, 1918 (921010.0003.004)   

    (Unloading flour from U. S. cargo boat Ascutney at Archangel, Russia. This boat was built in Seattle, Washington in seventy three days and loaded with nine thousand tons of flour which were brought to Russia on its maiden voyage. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 34631,  October 15, 1918 (921010.0003.005)   

    (American flour being transferred form holds of frieghters at Archangel, Russia to small row boat and sailboats from which it is carried to various points up and down the river.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 34633,  October 16, 1918 (921010.0003.006)   

    (Bolshevik prisoners going down one of the streets of Archangel, Russia under American guard. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 39132,  October 25, 1918 (921010.0003.007)   

    (Two American soldiers from Headquarters Company. 339th Regt. Inf. shopping in market. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 39135,  October 27, 1918 (921010.0003.008)   

    (Archangel water front, from a tug boat, on river Dwina. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 39147,  October 25, 1918 (921010.0003.009)   

    (American soldiers and other pedestrians on Troitsky Prospect one of main streets of Archangel, Russia, with one of numerous churches of city in background. The domes of these churches are all inlaid with gold leaf and the tall spires are gilded.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 39148,  October 27, 1918 (921010.0003.010)   

    (American soldier, from 2nd Battalion, 339th Regt. Inf., guarding warehouses in which are stored Allied food supplies. Note load of oatmeal ready to be unloaded. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 39150,  October 27, 1918 (921010.0003.011)   

    (American soldier in special Artic uniform and woman beggar on steps of church in Archangel, Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 39242,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0003.012)   

    (Russians preparing land for cultivation. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 39247,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0003.013)   

    (Members of 339th Regt. Inf. building their headquarters out of logs. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 39251,  September 5, 1918 (921010.0003.014)   

    (Russian woman with her horse and cart hauling supplies for soldiers. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   15  
    Print No. 39252,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0003.015)   

    (Transports in harbor after being unloaded. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   16  
    Print No. 39254,  September 5, 1918 (921010.0003.016)   

    (Soldiers unloading their supplies and equipment from transports. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   17  
    Print No. 39255,  September 5, 1918 (921010.0003.017)   

    (Troops landing in Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   18  
    Print No. 39258,  September 5, 1918 (921010.0003.018)   

    (American troops in Russia dis-embarking from H.M. Transport Somali. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   19  
    Print No. 39259,  September 5, 1918 (921010.0003.019)   

    (Soldiers of 339th Infantry, A.N.R.E.F. leaving dock for camp. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Folder   4  
    Print Nos. 40566-50660 [subseries]: (921010.0004) (14 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 40566,  November 15, 1918 (921010.0004.001)   

    (3rd Bn. Headquarters, housed in a box car. Troops of the 3rd Bn. have been engaged on the Vologda Railroad Front continuously since the day they landed. In the picture right to left: Lieut. Lewis Jahns, Adjt., 2nd Lt. Adolph Anselmi, Signal Officer, Lieut. N.C. Hallock, Intelligence Officer; Corpl. C.J. Barnum, Pvt. J.W. Phillips, Pvt. Harold H. Holliday, Sergt. Maj. Ernest Reed, of Hdqrs. Det.; Verst Railroad line to Vologda, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 40577,  November 15, 1918 (921010.0004.002)   

    (Looking South along the main railroad line from siding at Verst 455. In the foreground is Machine Gun Post (lettered "A" on sketch) which commands tracks. Verst 455, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 40585,  November 15, l9l8 (921010.0004.003)   

    (View north along the railroad at Verst 454. At the left is the clearing which gives Blockhouse #1 a direct view of the railroad. In the foreground is the sign giving the Verst No. and to the right of the picture is seen the siding at 455. Verst 455, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 40599,  November 16, 1918 (921010.0004.004)   

    (Men of the Allied armies at the front waiting in line for the opening of the Y.M.C.A. canteen car. Verst 455, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 40604,  November 16, 1918 (921010.0004.005)   

    (Second blockhouse on left of track (looking southeast) Verst 445, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 50030 (921010.0004.006)   

    [no Signal Corps description provided-soldier by rail fence]

    Item   7  
    Print No. 50099 (921010.0004.007)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-Russian prisoners standing along railroad cars]

    Item   8  
    Print No. 50101 (921010.0004.008)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-Dwina River front, Archangel, American Headquarters in center building]

    Item   9  
    Print No. 50103 (921010.0004.009)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-peasants in horse-drawn wagons]

    Item   10  
    Print No. 50302 (921010.0004.010)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-Russian Officers]

    Item   11  
    Print No. 50305 (921010.0004.011)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-American trops marching past Russian officers]

    Item   12  
    Print No. 50648 (921010.0004.012)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-soldiers seated around campfire?]

    Item   13  
    Print No. 50650 (921010.0004.013)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-log builidng in woods]

    Item   14  
    Print No. 50660 (921010.0004.014)   

    [no Signal Corps descripton provided-guardpost]

    Folder   5  
    Print Nos. 152801-152820 [subseries]: (921010.0005) (22 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 152751,  November 30, l9l8 (921010.0005.001)   

    (One of the sporting events of the season in Archangel. A boxing bout between color sergt. Anthony Choike, Hdqrs. Co. 339th Inf. welter-weight, champion of the 85th Division and G. Pionnier, one of the champion welter-weights of the French Army. The bout went three rounds before a large crowd in the Y.M.C.A. and ended in a draw. Sgt. Choike, is at the left. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 152761,  December 9, 1918 (921010.0005.002)   

    (Entrance to the 53rd Stationery hospital (English) in which a number of the American soldiers died from the Spanish influenza, soon after the arrival of the first American forces in Archangel. At present venereal cases are being treated in this hospital. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 152762,  December 9, 1918 (921010.0005.003)   

    (Building at Smolny Barracks in which the Hdqrs. of the 2nd Bn. has been set up. Smolny Barracks are located near the Smolny Docks. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 152767,  December 11, 1918 (921010.0005.004)   

    (This picture was taken during the suppression of the mutiny among Russian troops, who had refused to go to the front when ordered. Two companies, quartered in a large white building known as Alexandria Barracks, were given until two o'clock on the afternoon of December 11th to obey the order. Promptly at this time machine gun and rifle fire was directed against the building. British troops surrounded the building on three sides, while Headquarters Company, 339th Infantry held the fourth. In the distance, at the center of the picture can be seen the barracks with the smoke and dust of the trench mortar bomb bursting against the side. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 152769,  December 11, 1918 (921010.0005.005)   

    (Russian soldiers who had refused to go to the front, after a few shots had been fired by American and British troops, who had surrounded the building in which they were quartered, threw down their arms and ran from the building carrying a white flag. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 152770,  December 11, 1918 (921010.0005.006)   

    (Groups of Russian soldiers leaving Alexandria Barracks to surrender to American and British troops who had fired on the building when the Russians had mutinied. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 152783  December 2l, 1918 (921010.0005.007)   

    (One of the sights occasionally seen by American soldiers travelling by convoy between the base at Archangel and the Dwina river front, is that of the old windmills with their great wooden sails and picturesque bases. One is shown here silhouetted against, the sunset sky on the shortest day of the year. The sun on December 21st sets before two o'clock after only a few hours of daylight. Shengurski, Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 152801,  December 3l, l9l8 (921010.0005.008)   

    (A snow shoe patrol from Company B, 339th Infantry, making its way across a field of deep snow along the shore of the Dwina River. Daily drill with the snow shoes is making the men expert in the use of them. The officers and men shown from left to right are: 1st Lieut. John Cudahy; 2nd Lieut. J.M. Calhoun; Sgt. Alfred Marcoux; Pvt. Joe Malinski; Sgt. Simon G. Davis; Pvt. Carl V. Pierson; Pvt. Daniel Davis; Pvt. B.J. Smosozynski; Corpl. W.A. Rypinski; Pvt. F. Fink (Ed.D.); Pvt. Adolph Pierce; Pvt. Luther Jacobson; Pvt. John Padpova; Pvt. J.A. Peterson; Pvt. Clarence Schen of Co. B.Chamova, Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 152802,  January 2, 1919 (921010.0005.009)   

    (An old barn in Headquarters village, Toulgas (Dwina River Front, left bank column) which serves as a billet for forty Company D men. The picture shows the winding path through the deep snow, which leads from the main road to the billet, screened from enemy observation by a row of small evergreen trees. Toulgas, Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 152804,  January 2, 1919 (921010.0005.010)   

    ("Y" Blockhouse, one of the three most advanced American outposts at Toulgas (Dwina River Front) This blockhouse is located beyond the lines at upper Toulgas, on the main road, along which two patrols are passing, one returning from a reconnaisance in the direction of the Bolsheviki positions, the other on the way out. Passage along the road is obstructed by barbed wire entanglements. The blockhouse has a garrison of five men and is equiped with a Lewis gun. It has telephone connections with force Headquarters. Toulgas, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 152805,  January 3, 1919 (921010.0005.011)   

    (Thick walled emplacements in which two 3.3 guns of the Canadian Field Artillery are sheltered. These emplacements are located on the edge of a ravine which lies in the rear of Headquarters village, Toulgas. These "18 pounders" are manned by men of the 68th Battery, C.F.A. They played an important part in the repulse of a Bolsheviki attack on the village, November 11, when they fired point blank into a party of the enemy, which had attempted to carry out a flanking movement against the allied positions at Toulgas. Toulgas, Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 152809,  January 6, 1919 (921010.0005.012)   

    (Emplacement known as No. 2, one of the strong fortifications which surround the city of Shenkurst. The city itself has a population of 2,000 and is important as the base for the forces operations on the Vaga River at Ust Padenga. This emplacement is located in an evergreen grove on the southern outskirts of the city. In time of danger it is garrisoned by 30 men. It is equipped with 2 Vikers machine guns. One corporal and four privates with a Lewis gun are on duty at all times. Note: since this picture was taken a Bolshevik force attacking the American positions along the Vaga River has occupied Shenkurst. Shenkurst, Russia.)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 152810,  January 6, 1919 (921010.0005.013)   

    (Glimpse of the town of Shenkurst from the top of machine gun emplacement No.2. Shenkhurst is noted for the number and beauty of its churches, two of which can be seen in the background. Shenkurst, Russia.)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 152811,  January 6, 1919 (921010.0005.014)   

    (American officer's mess, lst Battalion headquarters, Shenkurst. The officers shown in the picture from left to right are; 2nd Lt. A.L. Kelly, Co. C, 339th Inf.; 2nd Lt. B.A. Burns, Co. A, 310th Engrs.1st Lt. R.E. McCurdy, Co. A, 310th Engrs.Lt. Col. Corbly, 1st Bn., 339th Inf; 2nd Lt. C.A. McNabb, Co. C, 339th Inf.; 1st Lt. Henry Katz, 339th Inf; 2nd Lt. L.L. Fay, Co. C; 2nd Lt. G.N. Weeks, Co. C, 339th Inf; 2nd Lt. C.E. Warner, Co. A, 339th Infantry. Shenkurst, Russia.)

    Item   15  
    Print No. 152812 January 6, 19l9 (921010.0005.015)   

    (Building in which the headquarters of the lst Battalion, 339th Inf., is located. The men in the front of the building belong to the battalion headquarters detachment. Shenkurst, Russia.)

    Item   16  
    Print No. 152813,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.016)   

    (Outguard No.1, Outpost No. 1. This, the most advanced outpost of the Vaga River Column is also the most advanced of the American forces in Russia and the most distant post from the base at Archangel. In the distance can be seen the village of Pagosta which is held by the Bolsheviki. The church seen in the picture is used by the enemy as an observation post. Almost daily, machine gun fire is directed at the American outposts from that point. The man on outpost duty is Pvt. Alfred Schuck, Co. A, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Note: Two weeks from the time when this picture and other photographs of the Ust Padenga Front were taken, the Bolsheviki attacked in superior numbers and forced the Americans to abandon this point. Shenkurst, the base, 28 versts to the rear was also abandoned. The Bolsheviki continue to attack. Village Nijni-Gora at the Ust Padenga front, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   17  
    Print No. 152814,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.017)   

    (Watching for signs of Bolsheviki activity in a little village across the Paderga valley to the southwest of outpost No.2. The observations are being made by Sergt. Thomas J. Rapp, at the left and Sgt. Fred Nees, both of Co. A, 339th Infantry, 85th Division, Village Nijni Gora, at the Ust Padenga, Front, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   18  
    Print No. 152815,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.018)   

    (Here are shown the men of Company "A" on duty as outguard No. 1 The men are billeted in the Russian house in the background, which is only 75 yards behind outpost #1. At the head of the detail is 1st Lieut. A.F. Collar, followed by Sgt. Fred Nees, Sgt. Thomas J. Rapp, Corpl. I.N. Allikas, and Corpl. Joe Franzck of Company A. Village Nijni Gora, at Ust Padenga Front, Vaga river column, Russia.)

    Item   19  
    Print No. 152816 ,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.019)   

    (Men composing outguard No.2, outpost No. 1, gathered in the center of the little village of Nijni Gora, in which they are billeted. At the right standing by the pony is Capt. O.A. Odjard, Co. A, 339th Infantry, commanding officer, on the Ust Padenga Front, Vaga River Column. Village Nijni Gora at the Ust Padenga Front, Vaga river column, Russia.)

    Item   20  
    Print No. 152818,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.020)   

    (A view which shows the high north bank of the Padenga river which affords an excellent natural defense for the American forces. On this high ground the main line of defense rests, consisting of barbed wire entanglements, blockhouses and dugouts. Ust Padenga, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   21  
    Print No. 152819,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.021)   

    (Two platoons, the lst and 4th of Company A, 339th Infantry gathered on the snow in front of their barracks at the line. The building at one time belonged to the Imperial Government, and served as a foresters home. When the Americans took possession of it, it was serving as a hospital. Sleeping accomodations are provided in it for two platoons. Village of Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga. Vaga River Column. Russia.)

    Item   22  
    Print No. 152820,  January 7, 1919 (921010.0005.022)   

    (Men of Company A, 339th Infantry, watching a boxing bout in their quarters. Boxing has been one of the chief forms of amusement during the long winter evenings. The two battlers are Sgt. Omar Yarger, (and the left) and Sgt. Robert Montgomery, Co. A, 339th Inf. Village of Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Folder   6  
    Print Nos. 152821-152839 [subseries]: (921010.0006) (12 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 152821,  January 8, 1919 (921010.0006.001)   

    (A Bolshevik shot by an American guard at outpost No. l at 3:00 a.m. on the morning of January 8, 1919. When an enemy patrol of seven men attempted to creep up on the outpost position. This picture was taken to show the white cloak, which all the members of the patrol wore to conceal their movements in the snow. The clothing worn by the man was warm and in good condition. He carried, in addition to a hand grenade, which lies on the ground, a Remington rifle, in good condition, and a plentiful supply of ammunition. Village of Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 152822 (921010.0006.002)   

    (A blockhouse and dugout now in course of construction surrounded by barbed wire. This blockhouse is located on high ground over looking the Padenga river. When completed it will be equipped with a Vikers machine gun. One non-commissioned officer, two Vikers men and six privates will be on duty. Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga, Front, Vaga River Column, Russia)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 152823,  January 8, l9l9 (921010.0006.003)   

    (A snow covered dugout, at a point on the high ground overlooking the Padenga river. It is equipped with one Vikers and one Lewis machine gun. A non-commissioned officer and two Vikers, men, two Lewis men, and six privates are on duty in the dugout. In the picture from left to right are: Sgt. F.W. Yates, Co. A, 310th Engrs.; Pvt. Mike Christy; Pvt. Leo Peters; and Corpl. William J. Lehman; all of Co. A,339th Infantry. Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga Front, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 152824,  January 8, 1919 (921010.0006.004)   

    (An 18 pounder 3.3 gun manned by the center section 68th Battalion Canadian Field Artillery, outside the log shelter, which has been built to protect the gun from the extremely low temperatures. Two such field guns are used in the defense of the positions at the Ust Padenga Front. To the left of the picture is Lt. J.D. Winskow, who commands this battery of Canadian field artillery. Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga Front, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 152825,  January 8, 1919 (921010.0006.005)   

    (A picture taken with a twenty four inch lens, of the village of Pagosta, from an American outpost overlooking the Pagenda valley. In the village of Pagosta is the outpost of the enemy. A machine gun mounted in the middle belfry of the church opens fire almost daily on the outpost from which this picture was secured. Early on the morning that his picture was taken a Bolshevik patrol attempted to reach this American outpost, but were discovered. One was killed and the others fled. Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga Front Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 152826,  January 8, 1919 (921010.0006.006)   

    (Here are shown the American and British officers in command of the forces at the Vaga river front. This front is the most distant of all from the base at Archangel, approximately 400 versts. In the front row, right to left are: Lieut. J. Douglas Winslow, 68th Battery, C.F.A.Capt. O.A. 0djard, Co. A, 339th Inf. officer in command, Ust Padenga front; lst Lieut. Harry H. Mead, Co. A. 339th Inf.; 1st Lieut. A.F. Collar, Co. A, 339th Inf., Second row, right to left; 2nd Lt. H.D. McPhaie, Co. A, 339th Inf; Lieut. A.M. McMurray, F.E.; 2nd Lt. V.A. Burns, Co. A, 310th Engrs.1st Lt. Edward J. Sarry, Co. A, 339th Infantry. Visorka, Gora, Ust Padenga Front, Vaga River Column, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 152827 January 8, l9l9 (921010.0006.007)   

    (Russian peasant's home at the Ust Padenga front, occupied by a detachment of the 337th Field Ambulance Co. Some of the men in the detachment are in the foreground, while Lt. R. Powers the officer in charge is seated on the sled. Note: 1st Lt. R. Powers has been killed since the date when this picture was taken, during a Bolshevik attack on the American positions at Ust, Padenga, Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga front, Vaga river column, Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 152829,  January 10, 1919 (921010.0006.008)   

    (Although rather out of season baseball is played daily by the men of Company B, 339th Inf. stationed at Kitsa. An indoor baseball outfit is used; making it possible to play in the snow. Kitsa, Russia. (Village on the line of communications between Berezniki, and Shenkhurst))

    Item   9  
    Print No. 152834,  January 16, 1919 (921010.0006.009)   

    (American officers and men with expert Frenchmen as their tutors are rapidly becoming skilled in the sport of skiing. Daily practice is held along the banks of the Emetsi river and in picture some of the officers and men are shown engaged in the sport. Leading is lst Lieut. J.G. Streng, followed by 2nd Lt. Wallace Templeton, both of Company F, 339th Infantry, Emetskoe, Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 152835 January l6,  1919 (921010.0006.010)   

    (The busy market place, in Emetskoe viewed from the belfry of the church about which the peasants display their goods. There is one market day a week, Thursday. Emetskoe, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 152837,  January 18, 1919 (921010.0006.011)   

    (A Rusky driver, dressed in a heavy coat of reindeer skin for protection against the severe cold, setting out with his loaded sled which is typical of the kind employed in all overland transportation in northern Russia. Jillena, Russia. (rest stop between Archangel and Berezniki))

    Item   12  
    Print No. 152839,  January 18, 1919 (921010.0006.012)   

    (A convoy winding its way along a forest road. The rolling character of the ground, the twisting of the road, the clearing through the forests on each side of the road, all of which are typical of miles and miles of roads in northern Russia, are illustrated in this picture. This was taken early in the afternoon at the start of a journey of nineteen versts. In a distance forty four versts only one log cabin was seen, and that was the rest house, where the convoy rested five hours before proceeding. Jillena, Russia. (Rest stop between Archangel and Berezniki))

    Folder   7  
    Print Nos. 156848-158889 [subseries]: (921010.0007) (23 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 156848 April 2, 1919. (921010.0007.001)   

    (American officers gathered in front of the Headquarters of the American North Russian Expeditionary Forces in Archangel, Front row, L to. R: Capt. James R. Fitzsimmons, Co. "C" 339th Inf.; Capt. Wm. Knight; 310th Eng.; Col George E. Stewart, Commanding Officer, 339th Inf.; Lt. Col. Edward Thurston, Judge Advocate; Major Jonas R. Longley, 337th Field Hospital.; Major William H. Henry, Medical Detachnent, 310th Engrs.Major John C. Hall, Med. Detch. 339th Inf.Major Malcolm Douglas, Med. Detch. 339th Inf. Back row, L to R.: Lt. Chas. E. Lewis, Asst, Adjutant 339th Inf.Chaplain John S. Landowski, Lt. William L. Jones, Med. Detch. 339th Inf.Captain Harry E. Carrier, Personnel Adjutant, 339th Inf. Lt. Roy Brieger, Statistical Officer, Lt. Verne W. McClung, Co. "E", 339th Inf.Capt, Alex M. Lowenstein, 339th Field Hosp.Capt. Howard W. GeigerMed. Detch, 339th Inf.2nd Lt. John E. Brown, Supply Co. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 158850,  April 2, 1919 (921010.0007.002)   

    (Capt. O.D. Odjard, Commanding Officer Co, 'W', 339th Inf. 85th Div, who has been decorated with the Military Cross for bravery in action. Owing to a shrapnel wound in the neck, Capt. Odjard has been evacuated to the United States, Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 158851,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0007.003)   

    (Capt. Joel Moore, Co. M, 339th Inf. 85th Div, displaying a sword which formerly belonged to a Battalion Commander of the 6th Saratov Regiment, who was killed during an engagement between Bolshevik forces and Co. "M" near Bolshie Ozerka, Capt. Moore is surrounded by men of his company Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 158852,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0007.004)   

    (Officers of Co. "M", 339th Inf. 85th Div. Immediately after the return of the company from Bolshie Ozerka front where they repulsed repeated Bolshevic attacks. >From L. to R: Lt. Clarence J. Primm, 2nd Lt. Milton J. Carpenter, 2nd Lt. Weiszorek, Lt. Wesley K. Wright, Lt. James R. Donovan, Lt. George M. Stoner, and Capt. Joel Moore. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    158854,  April 7, 1919 (921010.0007.005)   

    (Aeroplane, piloted by Russian, seen over the roofs of the log houses in Obozerskaya, returning to aeroplane after a flight over enemy lines. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 158857 Russia,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.006)   

    (An American Engineer, Pvt. Charles Mock, Co. "C", 310th Engrs. Standing guard behind a hurriedly constructed barricade of logs at Verst-18, 339th Inf. 85th Div.Bolshie Oaerka Front.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 158861,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.007)   

    (Blockhouse No. 1, the most advanced allied position along the road in the direction of Bolshie Ozerka. The blockhouse and clearing surrounding it were made by men of the 3rd Platoon Co. Co. C, 310 Eng. 339 Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front. Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 158863,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.008)   

    (Convoy of empty sleds, drived by Russian soldiers returning to Obozerskaya for a fresh supply of ammunnition and food for the allied forces fighting in the vicinity of Bolshie Ozerka. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 158864,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.009)   

    (Bridge across a marsh on the allied line of communications between Obozerskaya and the Bolshie Ozerka Front. Allied secondary defence positions for the protection of Obozerskaya were being constructed on the opposite bank of the marsh. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 158865,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.010)   

    (Convoy of sleds moving along the forest trail between Obozerskaya and the Bolshie Ozerka Front. 339th Inf. 85th. Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 158867,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.011)   

    (Bolshivik soldier, one of a number killed in an attempted flank attack on the positions held by allied troops on the Obozerskaya road at Verst 16, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 158869,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.012)   

    (Another snap showing shell fire by Russian artillery bursting in the vicinity of Bolshivik outposts. Picture taken from post at Verst 18, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russian)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 158870,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.013)   

    (Russian artillery in position along the road to Bolshie Ozerka at Verst 16. This artillery kept up a continuous fire against the village and hastened the withdrawl of the Bolshevik forces which temporarily held that point. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 158871,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.014)   

    (Russian Red Cross at work, a Russian soldier administering first aid to an injured comrade near Bolshie Ozerka front, Russia.)

    Item   15  
    Print No. 158873,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.015)   

    (Men from 3rd Platoon, Co. "C" 310th Engrs. grouped outside their tent near the Bolshie Ozerka Front. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   16  
    Print No. 150874,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0007.016)   

    (Tents of Co. "C" 310th Engrs. pitched among forest trees at the side of the road. Verst 18, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   17  
    Print No. 158877,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.017)   

    (Trench leading through the deep snow to an outpost at Verst 444. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Vologda Railway Front. Russia.)

    Item   18  
    Print No. 158878,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.018)   

    (Col. George E. Stewart, 339th Info 85th Div. at the Vologda Railway front, examining a list of Allied prisoners held by the Bolsheviks, which was brought back by American officers after a parley in No Man's Land with Bolshevik officers concerning the exchange of prisoners. L to R: Lt. Gordon Reese, Co. "I", 339th Inf.Lt. Dwight Fistler, Co. "I", 339th Inf. Col. George E. Stewart, C.O. 339th Inf.Major Brooks Nichols, 3rd Bn. 339th Inf.Capt. Horatio Winslow, Co. "I", 339th Inf. Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   19  
    Print No. 158880,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.019)   

    (Col. George E. Stewart, Commanding Officer, 339th Info and Major J. Brooks Nichols, 339th Info inspecting a trench mortar belonging to the trench mortar platoon hdqrs. Co. in position at Verst 444. At the right if Lt. Charles I. R. Reid, Photographic Unit, 339th Inf. 85th Div.Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   20  
    Print No. 158882,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.020)   

    (Dugout among the wood piles in the clearing at Verst 444 where men of the trench mortar platoon hdqrs. co. are quartered, when not actually on duty. Enemy shell fire has destroyed all the building above ground in the clearing. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   21  
    Print No. 158883,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.021)   

    (Men of Machine Gun Co. 339th Inf. 85th Div. sawing and preparing logs to be used in the construction of a dugout adjoining the blockhouse which stands at the left of the Vologda Railway Line at Verst 445 1/2 Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   22  
    Print No. 158887,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.022)   

    (Six inch, long range, naval gun mounted on a steel coal car, Verst 455 This gun which is manned by an all Russian naval gun crew, is used to shell the Bolshevik Base at Yemtsa. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Vologda Railway Front Russia.)

    Item   23  
    Print No. 158889,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0007.023)   

    (Naval gun and gun crew preparing to load the 6 inch naval gun used on the Vologda railway front. When firing the gun is run up from its base at Verst 455. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Folder   8  
    Print Nos. 159489-161113 [subseries]: (921010.0008) (4 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 159489,  April 17, 1919 (921010.0008.001)   

    (Brig. Gen. W. P. Richardson about to cross the Dwina by reindeer team. Gen. Richardson arrived in Archangel shortly before the last of the few remaining Laplanders drove their reindeer teams northward. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 159506,  May 15, 1919 (921010.0008.002)   

    (Officers mess headquarters, 339th Inf. showing in order from L to R: Major William H. Henry, Med. Det. 310th Engrs.Col. Geo. E. Stewart, C.O. 339th Inf.Capt. M. A. Gaff, Adj. 339th Inf.Lt. Col. Edward S. Thurston, Judge Advocate-2nd Row -- Lt. Col. Erastus Corning, Chief Surgeon, Maj. James R. Longley, 337th Field Hospital, Maj. John C. Hall, 339th Med. Det.Maj. Malcolm Douglass, 339th Med. Det.2nd Lt. Roy Bricker, Personnel Adj. (Brigade), Capt. Howard W. Geiger, 339th Med. Det., Capt. H. E. Carrier, Personnel Adj. 339th Inf., lst Lt. R. L. Jerry, Tank Corps, at the end of table, 1st Lt. Charles I, Reid, Photo Unit, Signal Corps, 4th Row -- 1st Lt. Will L. Jones, D.C. 339th Med. Det., 1st Lt. John C. Kiley, 337th Amb. Co.2nd Lt. Tom Devine, Intelligence officer, Brig. Hdqrs, 5th Row-1st Lt. Henry Katz, 339th Med. Det., Capt. Joseph Rosenfeld, 337th Amb. Co.2nd Lt. R.R. Chatterton, Q.M.C., Capt. Clarence A. Greenleaf, 339th Med. Det., (at end of table) 1st Lt. Charles E. Lewis, Asst. Adj. 339th Inf. 6th row-2nd Lt. John Brown, Supply Co., 339th Inf1st Lt. Forest J. Funk, S.C. attached, Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 161107,  February 19, 1919 (921010.0008.003)   

    (Major J. Brooks Nicholas, 3rd Bn. 339th Inf. 85th Div. and officer commanding Vologda Railway Detachment at work in his office which is established in a box car at Verst 455. With the desk at one end, sleeping accommdations are provided at the other end of the car. Verst 455, Vologda R. R. Front, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 161113,  February 21, 1919 (921010.0008.004)   

    (American soldiers on patrol wearing white capes to reduce the chance of discovery while operating in the snow.blanketed forrests which line the Vologda R.R. line on each side. The picture shows the character of the forrest in which the American forces live and fight. Left to right Buglar Chas, Metcalf. Co. I.Pvt. Harold Holliday, Co. M. and Sgt. Maj. Ernest Reed, 3rd Bn. 339th Inf. 85" Div.Verst 455 Vologda R.R. Front, Russia.)

    Folder   9  
    Print Nos. 161680-161697 [subseries]: (921010.0009) (14 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 161680,  February 27, 1919 (921010.0009.001)   

    (Funeral of Wagoner James E. Byles, Supply Co. 339th Inf. 85th Div. casket covered by an American flag being lowered into the grave. Chaplain John S. Landowski, who was in charge of the service is shown in the picture. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 161683,  March 4, 1919 (921010.0009.002)   

    (Laplanders with their reindeer team waiting for passengers at Archangel Prestin. A regular taxi service is carried on in this manner, The fare from Archangel Prestin being three roubles (30 cents). The distance is about one mile. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 161684,  March 6, 1919 (921010.0009.003)   

    (Picture taken to show an aeroplane fitted with skiis, the depth of the snow and the conditions encountered having rendered the use of machines impossible except when equipped in this manner. The machine is a Sopwith belonging to the Royal Air Force. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 161685,  March 6, 1919 (921010.0009.004)   

    (A Sopwith aeroplane equipped with skiis leaving a newly constructed airdrome at Archangel for Beresniki. The Pilot is 1st Lt. Gergeii Shebelin of the Slavo-British Air Force, formerly a Col. in the Russian Imperian Infantry. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 161687,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.005)   

    (A Lapp driver and his reindeer team. While waiting for business the old man smokes away contentedly at his pipe. This picture shows the type of light but strong wooden sleds employed by the Laplanders as well as the rope harness by which the reindeer are attached to the sled, and the long pole or gaff, which takes the place of a whip. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 181688,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.006)   

    (American officers frequently employ reindeer teams in crossing the Dwina River and in going from point to point about Archangel. Here are shown two officers of the Q.M. Corps, Major E. F. Ely and 2nd Lt. R.R. Chatterton, (at the left) with a team which they have just engaged to take them to Archangel Prestin. A Russian young lady (barishna) is also a passenger. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 161689,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.007)   

    (A lap girl in her brightly decorated robe or reindeed skin with three reindeed which form a part of the team which she drives. A large number of women from Lapland accompany the men on their journeys to Archangel from the frozen tundra, 339th Inf. 58th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 161690,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.008)   

    (A Lapp with his reindeed setting out from the north shore of the Dwina River with French and American soldiers as passengers. A typical wild Russian dog is shown in this picture. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 161691,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.009)   

    (Reindeer teams. In the background of one of the churches of Archangel 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 161693,  March 7, 1919 (921010.0009.010)   

    (Lapps counting over their receipts in roubles for the day. Three, roubles, thirty cents in American money is the charge for a trip across the Dwina River. Many trips can be made back and forth during an afternoon and the receipts often run high. 339th Inf. 85th. Div. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   11  
    Print No. 161694,  March 8, 1919 (921010.0009.011)   

    (A woman from Lagland with her reindeed team waiting for passengers who wish to cross the river. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 161695,  March 8, 1919 (921010.0009.012)   

    (Hospital ship. Kalyan (British) which wintered in Archangel. The picture shows the ship fast in the thick ice of the Dwina River. American sick and wounded coming back from the front are sometimes cared for on board this ship. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 161696,  March 8, 1919 (921010.0009.013)   

    (Two American soldiers of Hq. Co., anticipating their return home hunt about the market place in Archangel for souvenirs. 339th Inf. 85th. Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 161697,  March 8, 1919 (921010.0009.014)   

    (A Russian sled silhoutted against the setting sun on its way across the Dwina River. This is one of the types of sleighs frequently used along the lines of communication. 339th Inf. 85th. Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Folder   10  
    Print Nos. 161701-161725 [subseries]: (921010.0010) (8 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 161701,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0010.001)   

    (A battery of Russian Field Artillery drawn up on the Dwina River for practice maneuvirs, This battery, along with others, which have been trained by French Officers, will soon take its place at one of the fronts. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel. Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 161702,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0010.002)   

    (Russian Field Artillery moving out across the Dwina River. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel. Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 161704,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0010.003)   

    (The transportation of people across the Dwina River from Archangel to Archangel Prestin where the Vologda Railway ends, a distance of slightly more than a mile, is accomplished in various ways, but chiefly by reindeer teams, consisting of from two to five animals each. A dark skinned Laplander is the driver and the passengers ride on a light wooden sled over which a deer skin is thrown, here one of these is crossing the river. 339th Inf. 85th Div.Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 161705,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0010.004)   

    (A reindeer team crossing the Dwina. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 161706,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0010.005)   

    (Russians carrying sacred banner, crosses and ikons, in one of the religious processions which are frequently seen on the streets of Archangel. This procession, which set out early in the morning marched about the whole city from church to church until late afternoon. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 161707,  March 16, 1919 (921010.0010.006)   

    (American soldiers coasting down the slide or gorka constructed on one of the down town streets of Archangel by American Engineers. An icy runway leads out into the river a distance of a quarter of a mile. 339" Inf. 85th. Div., Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 161724,  March 28, 1919 (921010.0010.007)   

    (Co. I. minstrels at the Y.M.C.A. in Archangel. Two performances were given before an audience which packed the hall. 339th Inf. 85" Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 161725,  March 29, 1919 (921010.0010.008)   

    (American, English and French officers with Russian officers and friends, attending a moving picture show and dance at American Hdqrs. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel Russia.)

    Folder   11  
    Oversize prints [subseries]: (921010.0011) (41 prints)
    Item   1  
    Print No. 28596,  September 28, 1918 (921010.0011.001)   

    (Small detachment of French troops waiting to move to the front two days before the attack made by the Allied forces, in attempt to drive the enemy forces south along the railroad to the Vologda. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   2  
    Print No. 28602,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0011.002)   

    (Convoy of the three ships which carried first American troops to Russia. Left to right: H.M.T. Somoli, flagship; H.M.T. Tydeus; and H.M.T. Nagoya. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   3  
    Print No. 28608,  September 18, 1918 (921010.0011.003)   

    (Casket of Lieut. Marchs T. Casey covered with American flag, being lowered into grave. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   4  
    Print No. 32053,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0011.004)   

    (Graves of first three American soldiers killed in action on the North Russian front. September 16, 1918. Left to right: Ignacy H. Kwasniewski, Mechanic, Co. I; Anthony Soczkoski; Pvt, Co. I; and Phillip Sokol, Pvt.Co. I; all of the 339th Regiment Infantry. Obozerskaya Russia.)

    Item   5  
    Print No. 32061,  September 28, 1918 (921010.0011.005)   

    (French troops gathering, preliminary to attack on the Bolsheviks. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   6  
    Print No. 32062,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0011.006)   

    (Pumping station blown up by the Bolsheviks. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   7  
    Print No. 32063,  September 21, 1918 (921010.0011.007)   

    (View of Obozerskaya, now occupied by the Allied troops, serving as an advanced base for operation at the front. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   8  
    Print No. 32068,  September 24, 1918 (921010.0011.008)   

    (Mortar being fired from armored car. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   9  
    Print No. 32075,  September 27, 1918 (921010.0011.009)   

    (Village of Rozjezdnaya at Verst 466. Captured from the Bolshevik forces on September 16, 1918. Rozjezdnaya, Russia.)

    Item   10  
    Print No. 36750 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.010)
    Item   11  
    Print No. 39243,  September 6, 1918 (921010.0011.011)   

    (Russians preparing land for cultivation. Bakharitza, Russia.)

    Item   12  
    Print No. 39244,  September 13, 1918 (921010.0011.012)   

    (Members of 339th Regiment Infantry in front of Headquarters. Archangel, Russia.)

    Item   13  
    Print No. 40589,  November 15, 1918 (921010.0011.013)   

    (Barracks erected by Company of the 310th Engrs. The building is located immediately in the rear of the railroad station. The southeast corner of the structure is shown in the picture. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   14  
    Print No. 40600,  November 16, 1918 (921010.0011.014)   

    (Allies at the front joyriding on an old Russian engine. Verst 455, Russia.)

    Item   15  
    Print No. 40603,  November 16, 1918 (921010.0011.015)   

    (First blockhouse on the left band side of track (looking southeast) Verst 465, Russia.)

    Item   16  
    Print No. 79448 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.016)
    Item   17  
    Print No. 79449, na 16,997 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.017)
    Item   18  
    Print No. 79450 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.018)
    Item   19  
    Print No. 79458 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.019)
    Item   20  
    Print No. 79460 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.020)
    Item   21  
    Print No. 79461, na 16,998 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.021)
    Item   22  
    Print No. 79462 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.022)
    Item   23  
    Print No. 79466 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.023)
    Item   24  
    Print No. 79469 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.024)
    Item   25  
    Print No. 152740 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.025)
    Item   26  
    Print No. 152783  December 2l, 1918 (921010.0011.026)   

    (One of the sights occasionally seen by American soldiers travelling by convoy between the base at Archangel and the Dwina river front, is that of the old windmills with their great wooden sails and picturesque bases. One is shown here silhouetted against, the sunset sky on the shortest day of the year. The sun on December 21st sets before two o'clock after only a few hours of daylight. Shengurski, Russia.)

    Item   27  
    Print No. 152822 (921010.0011.027)   

    (A blockhouse and dugout now in course of construction surrounded by barbed wire. This blockhouse is located on high ground over looking the Padenga river. When completed it will be equipped with a Vikers machine gun. One non-commissioned officer, two Vikers men and six privates will be on duty. Visorka Gora, Ust Padenga, Front, Vaga River Column, Russia)

    Item   28  
    Print No. 157788 [no Signal Corps description provided] (921010.0011.028)
    Item   29  
    Print No. 158849,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.029)   

    (American soldiers who were engaged in fighting near the village of Bolshie Ozerka, a point on the Allied line of communication, between Obozerskaya and Onega, had to live under trying conditions. Here are shown tents which were used by men of the 3rd Platoon, Co. "C" 310th Engrs. The tents were pitched in the snow among the forest trees near Verst-18 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka, Russia.)

    Item   30  
    Print No. 158851,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0011.030)   

    (Capt. Joel Moore, Co. M, 339th Inf. 85th Div, displaying a sword which formerly belonged to a Battalion Commander of the 6th Saratov Regiment, who was killed during an engagement between Bolshevik forces and Co. "M" near Bolshie Ozerka, Capt. Moore is surrounded by men of his company Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   31  
    Print No. 158852,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0011.031)   

    (Officers of Co. "M", 339th Inf. 85th Div. Immediately after the return of the company from Bolshie Ozerka front where they repulsed repeated Bolshevic attacks. >From L. to R: Lt. Clarence J. Primm, 2nd Lt. Milton J. Carpenter, 2nd Lt. Weiszorek, Lt. Wesley K. Wright, Lt. James R. Donovan, Lt. George M. Stoner, and Capt. Joel Moore. Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   32  
    Print No. 158853,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0011.032)   

    (An officer and two men of Co. "M", 339th Inf. 85th Div, on their return from a weeks fighting near Bolshie Ozerka, L to R: Lt. James R. Donovan, Cpl. Benjamin Jondre, Pvt. Jens Jenson, Obozerskaya, Russia.)

    Item   33  
    Print No. 158859,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.033)   

    (A closed view of blockhouse No. 2 taken from a point on the Bolshie Ozerka Road, near Verst 18. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front. Russia.)

    Item   34  
    Print No. 158862,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.034)   

    (Russian 75s and Russian artillerymen stationed at Verst 16. Splendid work was done by this artillery in shelling the village of Bolshie Ozerka and in defeating an attempted flank attack by a strong Bolshevik patrol. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   35  
    Print No. 158863,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.035)   

    (Convoy of empty sleds, drived by Russian soldiers returning to Obozerskaya for a fresh supply of ammunnition and food for the allied forces fighting in the vicinity of Bolshie Ozerka. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   36  
    Print No. 158870,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.036)   

    (Russian artillery in position along the road to Bolshie Ozerka at Verst 16. This artillery kept up a continuous fire against the village and hastened the withdrawl of the Bolshevik forces which temporarily held that point. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   37  
    Print No. 158871,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.037)   

    (Russian Red Cross at work, a Russian soldier administering first aid to an injured comrade near Bolshie Ozerka front, Russia.)

    Item   38  
    Print No. 150874,  April 8, 1919 (921010.0011.038)   

    (Tents of Co. "C" 310th Engrs. pitched among forest trees at the side of the road. Verst 18, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Bolshie Ozerka Front, Russia.)

    Item   39  
    Print No. 158880,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0011.039)   

    (Col. George E. Stewart, Commanding Officer, 339th Info and Major J. Brooks Nichols, 339th Info inspecting a trench mortar belonging to the trench mortar platoon hdqrs. Co. in position at Verst 444. At the right if Lt. Charles I. R. Reid, Photographic Unit, 339th Inf. 85th Div.Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   40  
    Print No. 158884,  April 9, 1919 (921010.0011.040)   

    (View of a part of the clearing at Verst 444 showing path through the woodpiles cut by enemy shells. Artillery fire directed against this position has destroyed all buildings and scattered fire wood in every direction. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Vologda Railway Front, Russia.)

    Item   41  
    Print No. 161702,  March 14, 1919 (921010.0011.041)   

    (Russian Field Artillery moving out across the Dwina River. 339th Inf. 85th Div. Archangel. Russia.)

    Folder   12  
    Unnumbered and outsize photos [subseries]: (921010.0012) (9 items)
    The unnumbered photographs (9 1/2" x 12") are Signal Corps images but are not described in the list in Folder 1. They were distributed by the Committee of Public Information of the United States of America, Bern [Switzerland]. The photos include captions in French of German. Most are annotated with a handwritten English translation. There is also a single, uncredited photo (11" x 14") of a reindeer taxi near Archangel.

    Item   1  
    Railroad Station temporarily turned into hospital, Oberskaya, Russia,  September 1918 (921010.0012.001)
    Item   2  
    Street Car in Archangel, Russia. American soldiers broke the street car strike,  September 1918 (921010.0012.002)
    Item   3  
    One company of Americans going forward along railroad tracks to defend a bridge,  September 30, 1918 (921010.0012.003)
    Item   4  
    Ceremony of taking possession of Archangel Hospital (921010.0012.004)
    Item   5  
    American and Russian soldiers on fortified coal car, 125 miles from Archangel (921010.0012.005)
    Item   6  
    Unloading the first American ambulances destined for the Expeditionary Force. (921010.0012.006)
    Item   7  
    President Wilson and party arriving at Brest, France (921010.0012.007)
    Item   8  
    Reindeer Taxi on frozen Dwina River near Archangel (921010.0012.008)
    Item   9  
    Print No. 158852,  April 5, 1919 (921010.0012.009)   

    (Officers of Co. "M", 339th Inf. 85th Div. Immediately after the return of the company from Bolshie Ozerka front where they repulsed repeated Bolshevic attacks. >From L. to R: Lt. Clarence J. Primm, 2nd Lt. Milton J. Carpenter, 2nd Lt. Weiszorek, Lt. Wesley K. Wright, Lt. James R. Donovan, Lt. George M. Stoner, and Capt. Joel Moore. Obozerskaya, Russia.)