St. Louis Globe-Democrat Photographs: General Subjects

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Photograph of a Thanksgiving Preparation Print
Photograph of a William Ludwell Sheppard print titled "Preparing for Thanksgiving - Flanking the Victim". The image shows two children on either side of a goose, while a woman and young girl look on from the side of a water pump.
Photograph of an Illustrated Thanksgiving Feast Scene
This 19th century illustrated scene shows the people of the colonies and Indigenous tribe members gathered around a table as someone speaks at the head of the table in a room with wooden beams on the ceiling. There are hats and rifles leaning against a dresser on the floor at the right side of the scene.
Photographs of Thanksgiving and Christmas Prints
Photographs of William Ludwell Sheppard prints depicting Christmas and Thanksgiving events. They are primarily showing preparation and celebration. The dates of these prints span between 1862-1873.
Pilgrims Departing from England
"Departure from Delftshaven, England, July, 1620. The Pilgrims were mostly separatists from the Mother Church of England and they embarked for the new world primarily to escape religious persecution. They had established independent churches that have since banded into the Congregational Christian Church. Abused in England, some fled to Holland; finally they succeeded in raising enough funds from speculators to strike out for a new home in the gigantic, uncharted wilderness that lay beyond the sea."
Plymouth Statue
"This 180-foot monument, largest granite statue in the world, stands in Plymouth, Mass. to commemorate the achievements of the Pilgrims who arrived there on the Mayflower in 1620. The central figure, carrying a Bible and resting one foot on a replica of the Plymouth Rock, represents Faith. The seated figures symbolize Education (left), Freedom, and Morality. Another on the opposite side is Law. The Monument was erected in 1889."
Police Notice
This photo shows a police officer riding a bike with a sign hanging around his neck that reads, "Police Notice: Take Cover". He's wearing a police helmet that covers most of his face as he rides down a brick road.
Portrait of Soldiers
This photo is a group portrait of 29 soldiers holding their rifles and one child seated on the ground in the front of the photo. On either side of the group, there are two flags.
Portrait of Soldiers
This photo shows thirteen soldiers and officers seated or standing portrait-style. They are not all looking at the camera, and one on the left is wearing a battle helmet.
Preparing Casualties for Burial
This scene of battle aftermath shows a lineup of deceased soldiers, and in the distance behind them are coffins as the time nears for the soldiers to be buried. Snow covers the ground around the casualties, and a soldier walks toward the dead wearing a coat and hat.
Presentation About Faces
A presentation about faces.
President Woodrow Wilson Addressing Congress
"Breaking Point/Isolationist at the start, the United States moved step by step to participation in World War I. President Woodrow Wilson, reluctant to abandon neutrality, here addresses Congress in Washington to advise the legislators of the break in diplomatic relations with Germany, in February, 1917. The break came after the Germans resumed unrestricted submarine warfare."
President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference
"Beginning of Peace/President Woodrow Wilson himself traveled to Europe to attend the Paris peace conference at the end of World War I. Here, he addresses and reviews troops of the American Expeditionary Force at Chaumont, in France, on Christmas Day 1918." Next to President Wilson is General John J. Pershing.
Presidential Resolution of War
This photo of a man in a long coat and top hat next to a signed presidential resolution. This "Joint Resolution" indicates that war exists between Imperial Germany, Japan, and the United States."
Press Machine
A press machine used to make the newspapers., Full description is provided, but part of it was cut off.
Print of Harvest Being Loaded onto a Wagon
"This farm scene, with Thanksgiving fare being loaded into wagons was sketched by Winslow Homer in 1858."
Print of Squanto Teaching Pilgrims
Print of the Native American Squanto teaching the Pilgrims how to fertilize corn mounds with fish. Squanto is squatting among the settlers as they watch him, holding shovels.
Red Cross Assisting with Casualties
Photograph of a partially destroyed house, Red Cross members, and blanket-covered casualties lined up in front of the building. There are a cluster of people at the edge of the building, and a Red Cross member walking through the deceased peoples.
Red Cross Sight-Seeing Tour
"Red Cross Takes Convalescent U.S. Soldiers on London Sight-Seeing Tour./The American Red Cross is here shown taking convalescent soldiers, from London Hospitals along with prisoners, just back from Germany, and Yanks on leave from France on a sight-seeing tour of London. The Red Cross takes large numbers of men on such trips daily, showing them all the worth-while sights of London. The men are shown in omnibusses [SIC], ready to leave from the Red Cross Headquarters."
Reservists to be Honored
Members of the Naval and Coast Guard Reserve who will be honored Sunday for outstanding performance, from left, are M.CPO Bernard M. LaBlance, CPO Virgil R. Scott, S.CPO Charles Edgar, CPO James Stromske, S.CPO John A. Galyon, CPO William L. Giessman (Coast Guard), PO Dennis L. Bacon (Coast Guard) and CPO James G. Asch. Scott will receive the Richard H. Amebreg Award and the others will be presented with the Globe-Democrat Achievement Award in the ceremonies at the Naval Reserve Training Center at Lambert Field.
Richard Amberg Award Winners
Amberg Award recipients, from left, BMC William L. Giessman, BMI Dennis L. Bacon, Master Chief Bernard M. LaBlance, Cmdr. Donald Retting, Sr. Boatswain's Mate Virgil R. Scott, Chief Radioman James S. Stromske, Sr Chief John Galyon, Sr Chief Gunners' Mate Charles J. Edgar and Chief Machinist Mate James G. Asch.
Ring Fortress of Przemysl
The Fort of Przemysl shown in this photograph is partially destroyed, and there are soldiers in the trenches leading up to the fort.
Role in the Great War
This photo shows a small display on a brick wall acknowledging "Our Roll of Honour in the Great War". Around this small sign are flags and many pots of flowers. There are also some small signs recognizing military flight. There's a woman in a dress and long apron holding a small child who is pointing at the flowers, and another woman walks by with a woven bag.
Russian Expedionary Forces
"Yanks of the Russian Expedionary [SIC] Forces./Major General V. Ironsides (British Army) Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Expedionary Forces in Northern Russia is above shown inspecting a detachment of United States Regulars under his command. This remarkable photograph, one of the first to be published, where the troops were enjoying a 10-day rest period, after intense campaigning along the Vologda Railway. The company is the "M" of the 339th U.S. Infantry."
Russian Troops in Poland
"Moving Toward Revolution/Russia, one of the first countries into World War I, was one of four empires destroyed at its end. Defeated by the Germans, Russia erupted in revolution in the fall of 1918. After Lenin took over, Russia surrendered. A new world power had come into being. Here, during the war, Russian troops move through a snowy street in a town in Poland. Exact location and date of photo unknown."
Sailly-sur-la-Lys Soldatenfriedhof
Photograph of a German Military Cemetery in Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Pas-de-Calais, France. The cemetery was created for German casualties of the war during occupation in France, and spans as far as the photo will reach.
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Print
"Mrs. Sarah Josepha Buell Hale has her place in history as the "Mother of Thanksgiving Day." Novelist and editor of several women's magazines she campaigned for more than 30 years urging the adoption of her native New England festival as a national public holiday. President Lincoln agreed, proclaimed the first official Thanksgiving Day in 1864. Mrs. Hale died in Philadelphia in 1879."
School Teachers Take a Look
School teachers take a look at business and industrial operations in the St. Louis area. On a visit to the Globe-Democrat, they watch Stephen C. Tammany, compositor, assemble a page of type. The occasion was the second Business-Education day sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce,with 79 firms playing host to more than 1600 teachers from 53 public, parochial and private high school in St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Searchlights Trained on Planes
"U.S. Flyers Winners in Night Battle at Fortress Monroe./Airmen are claiming a decisive victory in the "Battle in the Air" arranged by Secretary of War Weeks at Fortress Monroe, Va. day and night of March 6th. Three Martin bombers dodged range finders, evaded searchlights and successfully attacked fortress Monroe. More than 500 persons witnessed the demonstration. In the night tests, the flyers won, the shafts of light groping vainly for the motors that the listening devices revealed./This photo shows searchlights at Fortress Monroe being trained on planes."

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