|Oct. 1, 1918 in Downtown Seattle,|
photo taken during a War Bond Drive
My fathers "Uncle" Fred, a family friend, joined the French Army before the United States got involved in that war; he drove a battlefield ambulance. As a civilian he gave piano lessons (to me for five or six years, I can't play) and was an organist at a Rochester, NH church.
I found this group of photos and thought WOW I don't have to do much work with this! So here they are enjoy a look back. Click on the photos to enlarge
|Sailors and civilians participate in the Bond Drive|
2nd and Marion Streets, Oct. 28, 1918
The Soldier in the large photo was the "thermometer"
on the amount collected.
|U S Navy recruits from the Naval Training Station, Seattle|
marching on Sept. 19. 1917. I think those are '02
Springfield Rifles they're carrying, the same ones we
used in 1958!