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Collection TitlePC Photograph CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByPat Wainwright, Kim Richards, Sue Rogan
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This folder contains the following Prison Camp related images: old Prison Camp memorial marker on W.Water St, July 1951; new Water St. marker (2); memorial under construction (7); Memorial Dedication 8/25/1985 (24).Photographs8604
This folder contains the following Civil War related images: Civil War Weekend, 8/24/1985, including Lincoln-Davis debate (15); re-enactment of the Battle of Bloody Lane, Civil War Weekend, 8/25/1985 (27); Momument Dedication,8/25/1985 (2).Photographs8605
This folder contains the following Civil War Prison Camp images: Petugnat's Famous Tunnel Bag (2); two of the rocks brought from the tunnels by Petugnat, one of the tunnelers.Photographs8606
This folder contains the following images of the Civil War Prison Camp: Dead House; tents at the Prison Camp (9); view of Prison Camp from Water St. obsevation tower at Hoffman; Prisoners at roll call (3); Prison Camp barracks (4); Commisary Store House (5); prisoner's sketch of the camp; Vet.R Corps barracks at prison camp; view of Prison Camp from west end; Officers' Quarters (5); Officers Mess Rooms; Water St. barracks (4); prison guardhouse (3); Lieut. Daglesh; "V.R.C."(?); west end of Prison Camp; last remaining barracks, 1894; former prison site, 1912; houses built from Prison Camp lubmer, W. Gray near Hoffman (4).Photographs8607
This folder contains:"Spanish American War Reunions & Monument",2 B&W Reunion on Sept. 30th(no year),gathered around monument in Wisner Park;large sepia photo of Spanish American War Monument on "Decoration Day"(?),no date; large sepia photo titled "7th Annual Outing Old Guard Assn 1912";one B&W photo of reumiom dated 1910,several names on back;large sepia reunion photo dated May 1, 1916;arge B&W photo of Spanish American War Monument in Wisner,matted in white.Photographs8701
This folder contains:"Spanish American War"; 9 small sepia photos of Camp Alger,1898;3 of Camp Meade,"Servants" & Capt. Henderson.Gen.Graham& Col.Kirby;view from instruction camp,Peekskill,N.Y.;5 small sepia labeled "Thoroughfare"(at camp);1st service held by Chap. Brainard at Camp Black,1898;two of soldier on horseback;Capt. Butler-Clifton;a "halt" by Co. C, first day's march; 7 general camp scenes,one marked "Bristow";17 sepia photos of soldiers during activities; 2 marked "Sea Girt Rifle Range"1900;John T.Sadler on horseback;large B&W with five men behind H.Q.R.S. 9th INF"sign1901;oversized B&W photo of military company,no ID or date; large sepia labeled "Co.M 13th Inf."(Thomas Curren of Pine City is in this picture).Photographs8702
This folder contains the following images related to the Spanish-American War and World War I (WWI): Spanish-American War vets in front of the Wisner Park monument; large sepia photo of several men in(medical?) tent,no ID or date; National Guard Unit in front of Elmira Armory, 1890's; Spanish-American War Company in front of Elmira Armory; identified and unidentified Spanish-War soldiers; envelope addressed to Tom Wrigley,Editor of The Herald,with several naval photos taken during WW One; 24 small B&W snaps taken during WW Two; 5 small B&W taken during WW One;folder with sepia photo of Frank Andrus(Anders?)who was killed and a newspaper clipping titled "Just 44 Years Ago, on Feb. 15, 1898 Battleship Maine Sank at Havana"; two B&W photos Co.L 108th Inf marching into camp and one of 8(named) individuals;one sepia photo, Co.L,108th Inf. 1917,Camp Wadsworth,Spartanburg, S.C.;B&W photo of Bently Post,Elmira, when formed in 1925;4 sketches of Civil War times,one in color;B&W print "Prayer at Valley Forge"(Gen.Washington);two sepia photos of WW One officers;2 large B&W of "U.S. Naval School,afire Control Technicians,Great Lakes,Ill,August 1963;sepia photo of Chemung County Home Defense,mustered out April 1919; (3) Armistice Day in Wisner Park;one sepia photo of six soldiers (4 are oriental) with swaords and dated Rochester,N.Y.Dept. of N.Y.Encampment July 12, 1909;sepia photo of men in uniform, marked "Dr. Reeve Howland" on back;large faded sepia photo of tent encampment,no ID or date;large sepia of Civil War soldiers; large sepia of ocupied WW One mess tent;medium sepia labeled General Oliver's Headquarters;medium sepia of soldiers with two horses in front of tent,no ID;large sepia of three tents in woods,stove with very tall pipe,military "kitchen"?;medium sepia,Aug. 1898, schoolhouse at Thoroughfare,Va. where Louis C. Duncan was tried for desecrating graves;commercial sepia photo titled "The Duncan Court Martial"August 1898 with printed names of Judges,Attorneys & Military Tribunal;large sepia photo labeled "Officers 13th RegtN.S.N.Y. July 4-11 1896;4 small photos of Great Lakes Naval Station,1917, 3 of buildings,one of personnel who are identified; two small B&W,WW II;large B&W photo of U.S. ship,perhaps in Iceland,donated by Riley family;large B&W WW II photo of "Flight I Class 44-1 ITIC Bryan, Texas"; large B&W of group in front of Elmira City Hall, 1890's,no ID.Photographs8801
This folder contains: large sepia phototaken at MarianoPhotographers8802
This folder contains the following World War I (WWI) images: nurses on parade including Jane Miller(Red Cross), Mary Rathbone(Joan of Arc) and Cassie Burns(Columbia); (4) Elmira Red Cross Canteen; Leah Sittenfield, Red Cross Canteen Worker; gassed Germans; Company L funeral at the Armory; Dalrymple tombstone; Red Cross canteen service; Mauritania; military parade down Lake Street; Third Liberty Loan Parade,downtown Elmira; Armistice Day parade float.Photographs8901
This folder contains the following WWI images: squad drill in front of Elmira Armory; Company L at Fort Merrit; (2)parade greeting returning veterans of 1917-1918 at "The Arch" on Main St; Argonne Woods, France; canteen workers & soldiers at Erie Station; men reading draft or casualty lists; (4) Company L, taken June 24, 1916; Third Liberty Loan Parade, with the Chemung Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; (2) WW I Memorial in Wisner Park; (3) "The Arch" on Main St, Elmira; Canteen Workers at the RR station serving refreshments to departing soldiers; soldiers at the railroad station; Captain Turnbull; grave of Sgt. John C. Strider; Lt. Harry B. Bentley; Company L Returning; Charles Casterline in uniform; Lt. Rex Field; sketch of "The Arch" in Elmira;(7) Company L with some named individuals; Company I of the fighting 56 Infantry, Camp Oglethorpe; Cpt. Ruffe; soldiers at Camp Merritt; war bond parade during WW I; troop ship; Chemung County Draft Board; various battlefield views in France; unidentified soldiers; unidentified people.Photographs8902
This folder contains:large sepia photo of third Liberty Loan Parade showing a horse drawn float of the "Court of Democracy";large sepia photo of third Liberty Loan Parade showing a group of women in cap & gown(Elmira College?).Photographs8904
This folder contains large sepia photo of unidentified airplane pilot, nodate.Photographs8905
This folder contains:large sepia of Co. L 108th Inf. standing in front of Armory with 5 flag draped coffins;large sepia of troop ship labeled "on way to dock";a large sepia of Elmira-Chemung welcoming committee,laabeled "just a few of our most prominent";large sepia of a welcome home parade at "The Arch" in Elmira;ten sepia photos of Company L's troop ship entering New York City Harbor, WW I;large sepia of soldiers on a "modern" truck labeled "Dept. of Company L";large sepia, group of men,"greeters to meet 108th on its return to U.S.A.;large sepia of military parade labeled "Dept of Comp. L";large B&W labeled :crowd in front of Trinty Church",no date;large sepia photo of filled grandstand in front of what looks like Park Church,WW I,but no date or occasion;large sepia of 5th Avenue military parade;sepia photo of the ship Mauratania;large sepia of ship thhat appears to be sinking,no date or ID;large sepia of a group of non naval men aboard a ship,no ID or date;large sepia of men appearing to be celebrating,aboard a ship."Humol"written on back,no further ID or date;large sepia of Company L return;large sepia of small boat with :wecome home heroes" banner.Photographs9001
This folder contains the following military images: tank on a Railroad car; miltary cemetery; departing troop train; Red Cross Canteen Workers at D L & W station with troops; Welcome Home banner; Copmany L, 3rd Infantry photo ablums, circa WWI; unidentified parades.Photographs9002
This folder contains: 7 B&W photos of Womens Ambulance & Defense Corps at a banquet;8 photos of varying sizes of corps members marching;7War Bond Rally,probably Elmira Heights, group & individual photos of Corps women;2 shots of the ambulance; 3 small B&W of Ambulance Corps lounge; 5 small B&WW of soldiers in camp;large B&W photo of Ambulance Corps officers, large B&W of wartime canteen with Corps members,large B&W of members in chow(?) line; sheet with six small B&W photos of Corps members and activities.Photographs9201
This folder contains: Red Cross members rolling bandages,Gwen Davis holding Red Cross poster,avg & oversized;nurse's aide talking to 2 women; 5 large B&W of Red Cross workers serving at a canteen;photo of Red Cross board members(?);3 photos of women packing blankets and clothing for the troops; Miss May Leavitt preparing military knapsack;nurses peparing sterile wipes;B&W of nurse & Red Cross worker; oversized B&W of scene at a blood drive.Photographs9202
This folder contains the following images of World War II scrap drives: aluminum collection bin at Langdon Plaza,1942; scrap yard by Seeley's Coal Yard, 1942; scrap rubber; misc. scrap piles.Photographs9203
This folder contains the following images of World War II Bond Drives: Irene Dunne spaeking at a war bond rally at the Eclipse-Bendix plant;War Bond parade at Water & Main, 1944; flag-draped grandstand showing the Eclipse getting a citation for bond sales; War Bond rally at the Foundry; Fank Tripp & William McGrath broadcasting on WENY; factory receiving war bond citation; misc. bond rallies.Photographs9204
This(WW II Blackout Pictures) folder contains: large B&W of blackouted neighborhood in Winter; 2 of ;same date of city from Mt. Zoar, June 16,1942; same date, 2 from Jerusalem Hill(Hilltop Inn);4 very large B&W of blackout views of the city; 5 smaller of city before or during a blackout.Photographs9205
This folder contains: photo of military supplies at Holding Point, Horseheads, 1943-44; (2) aerial views of the Holdig Point; soldier being served breakfast; soldier getting on a train,c. 1940; women gathered on Elmira(?) street in uniform wearing CD armbands; Soldiers at Camp Smith, 1943 & 1944.Photographs9206
This folder contains the following misc. World War II (WWII) related images: Jane Bond broadcasting; promotional photo of African-American servicemen; Chemung County servicemen sign; gas rationing on Church St., January 1942; V-E Day celebrations on Main St., May 8, 1945; dedication of WW II monument in Wisner Park; Company L soldier hugging his wife, 1940; Wisner Park monument "Excedra," November 11, 1985. Photographs9207
This folder contains: two large B&W of slodiers at N.Y.S. Armory, at rest listening to speech & in a drill;small photo of WW II pilots, including Jack Rathbone;photo of WW II sailors.ID'd on back;2 photos of hello or goodbye kisses;photo of G.I. C.F. Taft of Elmira shaking hands withReg. Exec. Officer;large B&W labeled Camp Smith 1945;four xerox copies:2 of Caapt. Sullivan, 2 of scrap poster.Photographs9208
This folder contains:B&W mock accident at City Hall 6/16/1942;mock hand to hand combat in city parking lot;Boy Scouts picking up CD pamphlets;(4) of bringing people down from roof of City Rescue Mission;(2) copies of CD workers helping with fire hose; CD workers at blackoout incident City Hall, 6/16/1942; CD workers helping at a fire;CD workers raising the flag,"7.9 miles on the first two shots";woman CD worker knocking at the door; CD workers putting large rowboat in the water;CD'ers carrying "victim" , 5/17/42; blackout "incident" at City Hall 6/16/42, (7) pictures of"incident" at Cornish Garage 6/16/42;(2) pictures of CD'ers rowing on river; large B&W,"incident" at Beecher School;((2) small B&W of CD'ers at old EFA building;blackout "incidenT" 6/16/42 at 802 Hazel Street; 2 of CD workers attaching hose to fire hydrant;mock first aid repair of man's broken leg;Boy Scouts at blackot, 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42; (7) photos of blackout "incident" at City hall, 6/16/42; (8) B&W of CD'ers on the job;(5) photos,different sizes of Cd'ers helping to put out a fire;(3) of "fire incident" at W.Water & College Avw.6/16/42; Cd meeting during blackout 6/16/42;(5) of blackout "incident" at Guinnip Ave 6/16/42; (4) of "incident" at 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42;(2) of blackout incident at Washington School;transporting "victim" on stretcher;unidentified maan; outdoor meeting of CD workers; row boat on the river;picture of destroyed building;man inside building;(2) pictures of police activities. Photographs9301
This folder contains:B&W mock accident at City Hall 6/16/1942;mock hand to hand combat in city parking lot;Boy Scouts picking up CD pamphlets;(4) of bringing people down from roof of City Rescue Mission;(2) copies of CD workers helping with fire hose; CD workers at blackoout incident City Hall, 6/16/1942; CD workers helping at a fire;CD workers raising the flag,"7.9 miles on the first two shots";woman CD worker knocking at the door; CD workers putting large rowboat in the water;CD'ers carrying "victim" , 5/17/42; blackout "incident" at City Hall 6/16/42, (7) pictures of"incident" at Cornish Garage 6/16/42;(2) pictures of CD'ers rowing on river; large B&W,"incident" at Beecher School;((2) small B&W of CD'ers at old EFA building;blackout "incidenT" 6/16/42 at 802 Hazel Street; 2 of CD workers attaching hose to fire hydrant;mock first aid repair of man's broken leg;Boy Scouts at blackot, 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42; (7) photos of blackout "incident" at City hall, 6/16/42; (8) B&W of CD'ers on the job;(5) photos,different sizes of Cd'ers helping to put out a fire;(3) of "fire incident" at W.Water & College Avw.6/16/42; Cd meeting during blackout 6/16/42;(5) of blackout "incident" at Guinnip Ave 6/16/42; (4) of "incident" at 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42;(2) of blackout incident at Washington School;transporting "victim" on stretcher;unidentified maan; outdoor meeting of CD workers; row boat on the river;picture of This folder contains:B&W mock accident at City Hall 6/16/1942;mock hand to hand combat in city parking lot;Boy Scouts picking up CD pamphlets;(4) of bringing people down from roof of City Rescue Mission;(2) copies of CD workers helping with fire hose; CD workers at blackoout incident City Hall, 6/16/1942; CD workers helping at a fire;CD workers raising the flag,"7.9 miles on the first two shots";woman CD worker knocking at the door; CD workers putting large rowboat in the water;CD'ers carrying "victim" , 5/17/42; blackout "incident" at City Hall 6/16/42, (7) pictures of"incident" at Cornish Garage 6/16/42;(2) pictures of CD'ers rowing on river; large B&W,"incident" at Beecher School;((2) small B&W of CD'ers at old EFA building;blackout "incidenT" 6/16/42 at 802 Hazel Street; 2 of CD workers attaching hose to fire hydrant;mock first aid repair of man's broken leg;Boy Scouts at blackot, 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42; (7) photos of blackout "incident" at City hall, 6/16/42; (8) B&W of CD'ers on the job;(5) photos,different sizes of Cd'ers helping to put out a fire;(3) of "fire incident" at W.Water & College Avw.6/16/42; Cd meeting during blackout 6/16/42;(5) of blackout "incident" at Guinnip Ave 6/16/42; (4) of "incident" at 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42;(2) of blackout incident at Washington School;transporting "victim" on stretcher;unidentified maan; outdoor meeting of CD workers; row boat on the river;picture of destroyed building;man inside building;(2) pictures of police activities. destroyed building;man inside builThis folder contains:B&W mock accident at City Hall 6/16/1942;mock hand to hand combat in city parking lot;Boy Scouts picking up CD pamphlets;(4) of bringing people down from roof of City Rescue Mission;(2) copies of CD workers helping with fire hose; CD workers at blackoout incident City Hall, 6/16/1942; CD workers helping at a fire;CD workers raising the flag,"7.9 miles on the first two shots";woman CD worker knocking at the door; CD workers putting large rowboat in the water;CD'ers carrying "victim" , 5/17/42; blackout "incident" at City Hall 6/16/42, (7) pictures of"incident" at Cornish Garage 6/16/42;(2) pictures of CD'ers rowing on river; large B&W,"incident" at Beecher School;((2) small B&W of CD'ers at old EFA building;blackout "incidenT" 6/16/42 at 802 Hazel Street; 2 of CD workers attaching hose to fire hydrant;mock first aid repair of man's broken leg;Boy Scouts at blackot, 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42; (7) photos of blackout "incident" at City hall, 6/16/42; (8) B&W of CD'ers on the job;(5) photos,different sizes of Cd'ers helping to put out a fire;(3) of "fire incident" at W.Water & College Avw.6/16/42; Cd meeting during blackout 6/16/42;(5) of blackout "incident" at Guinnip Ave 6/16/42; (4) of "incident" at 802 Hazel Street 6/16/42;(2) of blackout incident at Washington School;transporting "victim" on stretcher;unidentified maan; outdoor meeting of CD workers; row boat on the river;picture of destroyed building;man inside building;(2) pictures of police activities. ding;(2) pictures of police activities. Photographs9302
This folder contains: a large B&W photo,dated 12/15/1955 of the Mayor's Committee for Service Men & Women.Photograph9303
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