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World War I Photographs

Identifier: 2016-00-00-6
The World War I Photographs are comprised of sixteen (16) photographs of soldiers circa 1914-1918. The collection is a mix of photo postcards and photographic prints, studio portraits and candid shots, all depicting soldiers from different countries and sides of the war. Some of the postcards include handwritten notes by the soldier pictured. Nationalities include American, British, French, German, and possibly Russian.

Three (3) of the photographs appear to be of the same (likely American) soldier, identified as Glenn A. Nelson in one of the photos. Pictured alone and with women and children, these photos were likely taken at home with family before he shipped out.


  • circa 1914-1918

Language of Materials

The collection materials include notes in English, French, German, and an unidentified language in Cyrillic script (possibly pre-revolution Russian).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)


Sixteen (16) assorted photographs of soldiers circa World War I.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.
Guide to the World War I Photographs
Completed - Level 4
A. Demeter
Description rules
Language of description
Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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