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William Monks Photograph Albums

Identifier: 1996-02-28
The William Monks Photograph Albums are comprised of two albums containing two hundred four (204) black and white photographs of the Monks family and William Monks's World War I service in the U.S. Navy. The first album contains primarily images from Monks's training in the Navy, with numerous views of aircraft including biplanes, float planes, and dirigibles, in flight, on the ground, and many wrecked. Other images include Navy ships such as the New Mexico, barracks and camp construction, and group shots of Navy men. A few captions make mention of the sinking of the Titanic, which may imply that some of the photos were taken prior to the war. The second album contains mostly family shots and scenic views. Although uncaptioned, most of these images appear to have been taken in the Pacific Northwest and were likely post-war. This second album has two inscriptions to a George Huse of Seattle. The connection between William Monks and George Huse is unclear, but George was likely a relative of some kind to the Monks family and this album may have been a gift to him.


  • circa 1915-1920s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

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.


0.14 Cubic Feet (2 photograph albums)


Two photograph albums containing images of the Monks family and William Monks's World War I service in the U.S. Navy.

Biographical Note

William Monks served in the United States Navy during World War I. No further information is known.


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.

Related Archival Materials

The following collections also relate to the U.S. Navy during World War I:

Walter Herlofson World War I Navy Collection. Collection of photographs, blueprints, and religious materials relating to the naval service of Walter Herlofson during World War I.

C. E. Roy U.S. Naval Aviation Photograph Album. Photograph album containing photographs and ephemera depicting U.S. Naval activities at Key West Naval Air Station, Florida during World War I.
Guide to the William Monks Photograph Albums
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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