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[Photograph of the First Detachment of American Troops to Europe]

Description: Postcard with a group photograph of the first American troops sent to Europe in World War I. There are six total rows of soldiers in the picture, but only two are seated on the bottom row. The description on the back of the photo reads: "The first American detachment to be trained in England to help down the Huns." The picture also says that this was taken at Queen's College in October 1917. The name of three of the men are written on the back.
Date: October 1917
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Postcard from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Family, April 28, 1917]

Description: Postcard from Henry Clay, Jr. to his family back home in Texas regarding his current trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Clay does not say anything of great importance in this letter but was recovering from his recent sea-sickness.
Date: April 28, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Amsterdam, Germany]

Description: Postcard of the Amsterdam Fire Department in Holland. The firemen are seen in three red auto fire engines parked outside of the fire station's garage.
Date: 1917?
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of 119th Field Armory Soldiers Shooting Cannon]

Description: Postcard of soldiers shooting cannons in a field, with the caption, "Bat. D. 119th F.A. in action. Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. Claude Hill in Hartford, Michigan and says, "Dear Folks, Am getting along fine. Can limp around without my crutches. I am listed as a cannoneer and will be one of this bunch on the other side when I get well enough I expect! Will write you a letter soon. Loving son [?]."
Date: November 18, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldier]

Description: Postcard of a soldier wearing a military uniform and hat. Handwritten text on the front of the photo says "121 - U.S. H.A." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "To my sweetheart Charlotte- Lots of love and kisses from yours. Hans."
Date: September 28, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur Tent Rows]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing in a dirt road separating two long rows of large tents at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas.
Date: October 20, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldiers in Mess Line]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing in a long line outside of a long building, with rows of buildings in the background. Text on the photo says "The mess line. Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "This is the mess or dinner line and the boys are always hungry. We at the infirmary eat 30 minutes before the others so our grub is always hot. Lovingly, Harry."
Date: [1917-10-20..1918-10-16]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas, showing the arched entryway. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Mr. Otis J. Paul in Montgomery, Michigan and says, "Dear Father, Mother. We are all well and happy and getting along fine. How are you? It is fine out here, will write a letter to. By. Bye. With love from your loving sons Guy, Carl."
Date: September 18, 1917
Creator: Paul, Guy & Paul, Carl
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Log Cabin]

Description: Postcard of an African American man chopping wood outside of a log cabin, with another man and a woman sitting outside the door in the background. Text below the photo says "My old log cabin." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Olive L. Butterfield in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and says, "Dear Olive, I am not uptown and am doing a little shopping. It's so awful warm. I'm going to bring my Canadian money all home cause it's only worth 15 cents on a quarter. Hope to hear from you soon. I forgot your house number. With love from Jesse."
Date: October 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur Mess Line]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing in line outside of the mess hall at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says, "Dear Sister, An idea of how we look when ready for the big eats. No wonder a fellow gets an appetite trying to get in the front of that line. About all you see is half, the rest are inside. Love to all, Jim."
Date: [1917-10-20,1918-02-15]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of automobiles driving on a dirt road between rows of buildings at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Alma Blank in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and says "Dear Friend - Received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. We have to go out on the shooting on the range. It is raining here a little tonight. Please send me your address when you go to Waupun. Will write a letter later. Billy."
Date: [1917-10-11,1917-11-29]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldiers Washing Dishes]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing around a wash bucket holding dishes, with a long building in the background, and a note that says "Camp Life at Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to F. P. Hansen in Thornton, Idaho and says "Dear Mother, Here is a picture of some of us boys washing our dishes. Where you see the x, that is me. It isn't very plain but that is me anyway. Show this to the folks so they can see how we hafto wash our own dishes in camp. Eugene."
Date: [1917-10-11,1918-04-14]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldiers with Machine Guns]

Description: Postcard of three soldiers lying in a field and practicing with a machine gun. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Mary Oakley in Madison, Wisconsin and says, "Dear Miss Oakley, Best wishes and regards to you from Kosma. We got here on Thursday noon. Everything all right here. I write to you soon. Kosma."
Date: October 1917
Creator: Lew, Kosma
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard with a Photo of John Philip Bahl and Elmer Wheatly]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of Elmer Josephine Wheatly standing on a stool next to John Philip Bahl; there is a note on the back of the card that reads: "Grandfather Philip Bahl Granddaughter Elmer Wheatly." Bahl is wearing a nice suit and Wheatly is wearing a dress with a pointed hat on her head.
Date: [1917..1919]
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard from Birdie to Mrs. M. M. Matlock]

Description: Postcard from a woman named Birdie to Mrs. M. M. Matlock with an illustration of a holly plant and a printed note that reads: "This little spray of Christmas Holly I hope will find you Gay and Jolly Christmas Greetings."
Date: 1917-12?
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard Addressed to Mrs. M. M. Matlock, April 25, 1917]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mrs. M. M. Matlock with a photograph of an oil rig with its workers hanging out at the bottom. The note on the back of the card asks Mrs. Matlock how "the war [is] up their [sic]," and says that down there it "looks like real war some times."
Date: April 25, 1917
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.