Lefaucheux/Lafacheux show pistol, civilian model, post-Civil War period. Has the name John Olson stamped on the barrel, along with what appears to be 2 royal crowns and "U" on the cylinder. French-designed but manufactured in Belgium and France.
Civil War era field glasses made in Paris, France. The following markings are visible on the field glasses: Vendome, Paris; Day & Night; Signal Glass. The item may have been issued to the signal specialist working for Union forces.
Two-barrelled revolver (pistol & short-barrel shotgun) used by Confederates and made in Paris, France. Ramrod intact. "1781 LM" incised in plate. "Col LeMat Bte S.G.D.G [French abbreviation for Brevet rank] Paris" incised on top of octagonal barrel.
Scrimshaw, or decorated whale's tooth, enscribed with a scene from Harper's Weekly depicting the sinking of the CSS Alabama by the USS Kearsage. The battle took place on June 19, 1864 in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cherbourg, France.
Gold pocket watch, serial no. 6047, manufactured by Francois Dubois & Co. The face is engraved with a town landscape. A harbor scene and a dog are engraved on the back and inside cover, respectively. According to family legend, Nathaniel Scott,...
Three Alsatian women in native dress standing near a canopy of trees. The woman on the left has her hand on a wooden chair. The women are wearing boldly patterned dresses and have oversized bows in their hair.
World War, 1914-1918; War; Tanks (Military Science); Flags
Three hundred and first Tank Battalion. America's heavies going into action at Souplet on the morning of October 17, 1918. Note the American flag flying from one of the tanks. St. Souplet, Nord, France.
World War, 1914-1918; War; Soldiers; War casualties; Wounds & injuries; Prisoners of war
Wounded from the 27th Division, United States Army, being carried to the rear by the aid of German prisoners taken during the drive at Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, October 17, 1918. See "Catalogue of Official A. E. F. Photographs Taken by the Signal Corps,...
World War, 1914-1918; War; Soldiers; Artillery (Weaponry); Campaigns & battles
Sixty-pound guns in action at Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, October 17, 1918. This British long-range gun will send its projectiles 15,000 yards. Vaux-Andigny, Aisne, France. October 17, 1918. See "Catalogue of Official A. E. F. Photographs Taken by the...
World War, 1914-1918; Sailors; African Americans; Warships; Arms & armament; Naval warfare
Unidentified seamen aboard the U.S.S. Rambler during convoy escort duty. The men are operating the ship's 3"/50 gun. The inscription on the photograph incorrectly identifies the ship as the U.S.S. Rumpler.