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Elmer Gillespie Photograph Collection

Collection 485

Gillespie, Elmer (1898-1970). Photograph Collection, 1914-1918

1 foot, 3 inches (81 plates)

This collection consists of glass plates depicting World War I battle scenes (commercial photographs).

Donated by Ralph Garnett from Mrs. Elmer Gillespie.

Series:

A. Glass Plates Boxes 1-6

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Photograph 1 Steamer
1-02 Photograph 14 Chaussee Gate: Verdun
1-03 Photograph 15 Verdun
1-04 Photograph 16 Verdun in Ruins
1-05 Photograph 17½ French line support near Verdun
1-06 Photograph 18 Near Verdun
1-07 Photograph 19 Fleury – village of 600 destroyed
1-08 Photograph 20 Covered Way – one for the wounded, one for the dead
1-09 Photograph 21 French cemetery near Fleury
1-10 Photograph 22 70 French instantly killed in one dugout – Thiancourt
1-11 Photograph 23 Bird’s eye view of St. Mihiel
1-12 Photograph 23¾ German trenches 2 days before the Battle of St. Mihiel
1-13 Photograph 24 American gunner at top speed
1-14 Photograph 24½ The German Front
1-15 Photograph 25 Village in St. Mihiel
Box 2
2-01 Photograph 25½ One of the elaborate dugouts on Mont St. Michel
2-02 Photograph 26 Americans begin at St. Mihiel
2-03 Photograph 27 Procession at St. Mihiel
2-04 Photograph 28 Near Verdun
2-05 Photograph 29 Honorable General Philippe Pétain at Metz – Baton Ceremony
2-06 Photograph 30 Verdun: view from Photographgrapher’s back door
2-07 Photograph 31 Woods of (____) – all that is left of (____) Forest – 3 mi. from Verdun
2-08 Photograph 32 Malancourt Ruins
2-09 Photograph 33 Valley of Argonne
2-10 Photograph 34 View of Montfaucon in Ruins
2-11 Photograph 34½ Unidentified
2-12 Photograph 35 “Ready”
2-13 Photograph 36 An American battalion in action
2-14 Photograph 36½ German entanglements between Malancourt and Montfaucon
2-15 Photograph 37 Trench before Montfaucon after a bombardment
Box 3
3-01 Photograph 38 Valley pound thin by the 79th – showing ruins of (Cuisy?)
3-02 Photograph 39 Unidentified
3-03 Photograph 40 Ruins of Malancourt
3-04 Photograph 41 Unidentified
3-05 Photograph 50 “When the Roll is Called in Nashville I’ll Be There”
3-06 Photograph 53 Untitled
3-07 Photograph 98 Trench Life in Italy
3-08 Photograph 100 Italian shelters
3-09 Photograph 101 Life in the snow on the Italian Front
3-10 Photograph 102 “In Action”
3-11 Photograph 103 Italian battery in action
3-12 Photograph 104 Italian battle area
3-13 Photograph 104A Villa (___): Italy – Near Vidor – scene of desperate fighting
3-14 Photograph 104C Italy: Castle (___) – shows general wreckage
3-15 Photograph 106 Italy: Rome – panorama of the Forum
Box 4
4-01 Photograph 109 Italy: Genoa – tomb in Campo Santo
4-02 Photograph 112 House of Representatives – Brussels, Belgium
4-03 Photograph 113 Brussels flower market
4-04 Photograph 114 Refugees waiting for soup
4-05 Photograph 115 Preparing a meal in a refugee camp – “Arbitration and Peace”
4-06 Photograph 116 “Before the War”
4-07 Photograph 116¾ Vandalism in Louvain
4-08 Photograph 120 “Nuit du 4-5 août 1914. Combat devant les forts de Liège”
4-09 Photograph 124 Belgium flooded at Ramscapelle
4-10 Photograph 125 Church of Ramscapelle, 1917
4-11 Photograph 126 Nieuport before war – City Hall and Marketplace
4-12 Photograph 127 Ruins of Nieuport
4-13 Photograph 128 Ruins of Nieuport – Cooks Streets
4-14 Photograph 129 Ruins of Notre-Dame at Nieuport
4-15 Photograph 130 Ruins of (___) at Nieuport
Box 5
5-01 Photograph 131 Shelter in the dunes near Nieuport
5-02 Photograph 132 14 in. gun in action – near Nieuport, 1917
5-03 Photograph 133 Dixmude before war – Marketplace and Town Hall
5-04 Photograph 134 Ruins of Dixmude
5-05 Photograph 135 Church at Dixmude
5-06 Photograph 136 Ruins of Dixmude – overturned locomotive
5-07 Photograph 137 View of trenches near Mt. Kemmel
5-08 Photograph 138 Ruins of Kemmel
5-09 Photograph 139 Ruins of Church of Elverdinghe
5-10 Photograph 140 Ruins of Pervyse – road to Furnes
Box 6
6-01 Photograph 142½ Belgium: Ypres – street view
6-02 Photograph 143 Ypres, South Façade, Grand Palace
6-03 Photograph 144 Ruins of Ypres
6-04 Photograph 145 Ypres corporation buildings
6-05 Photograph 146A Ypres: Cloth Hall and Cathedral as they appeared in 1917
6-06 Photograph 148 Ruins of Ypres
6-07 Photograph 149 Ruins of Ypres
6-08 Photograph 150D British Western Trench
6-09 Photograph 253/4 Shelling and Burning of Thiaucourt – “France Lies Bleeding”
6-10 No # Preparing food
6-11 No # Vessel (ship) – City of Lowell