Exhibit explores life during World War I (25 PICS)

American 155 mm artillery

American 155 mm artillery cooperating with the 29th Div. in position on road just taken from the Germans. Bat[tery] A 324th artillery, 158[th] Brig[ade] in France / Signal Corps. (Photo: Library of Congress)

“Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” opened this week in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The exhibit, which will run through January 2019 and rotate hundreds of historical items, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into conflict. It is open to the general public and admission is free.

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Officers and crew, U.S.S. Mount Vernon

Officers and crew, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, October 30, 1918. J.C. Crosby, Prints and Photographs Division. (Photo: Library of Congress)

U.S. Army Infantry troops, African American unit, marching northwest of Verdun, France, in World War I. U.S. Army Signal Corps. (Photo: Library of Congress)

U.S. Army Infantry troops, African American unit, marching northwest of Verdun, France, in World War I. U.S. Army Signal Corps. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Brothers Paul (left) and Robert Rugh

Brothers Paul (left) and Robert Rugh. Paul served two four-year enlistments in the Marines from 1903 to 1912, then joined a third time to protect his younger brother. However, Paul was left severely shell-shocked, disabled, discharged, and sent home, while his younger brother, Robert, toured Toul, Second Marne, Chemin des Dames, and St. Mihiel. (Photo: Library of Congress)

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Line of men next to Bahnsen & Roeloffs grocery store in New York City, waiting to register for the draft during World War I. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Line of men next to Bahnsen & Roeloffs grocery store in New York City, waiting to register for the draft during World War I. (Photo: Library of Congress)

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recruiting soldiers for World War I in New York City

Ruth Stanley Farnam, Mrs. F.H. Dike (Millicent G. Hayes), Minna Schwarz Adams, and George Tolly recruiting soldiers for World War I in New York City. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Nobel Peace Prize

Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Dogtag belonging to Charles Hamilton. William Lepre Houston Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Dogtag belonging to Charles Hamilton. William Lepre Houston Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

War poster with the famous phrase “I want you for U. S. Army.” James Montgomery Flagg. (Photo: Library of Congress)

War poster with the famous phrase “I want you for U. S. Army.” James Montgomery Flagg. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Territory of Hawaii Registration, July 31. Color lithograph poster, 1917. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Territory of Hawaii Registration, July 31. Color lithograph poster, 1917. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Make Fourth of July Americanization Day. New York: National Americanization Day Committee [1915–1919]. Woodrow Wilson Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Make Fourth of July Americanization Day. New York: National Americanization Day Committee [1915–1919]. Woodrow Wilson Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Get Behind the Girl He Left Behind Him. New York: The American Lithographic Company, ca. 1918. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Get Behind the Girl He Left Behind Him. New York: The American Lithographic Company, ca. 1918. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Enlist by Fred Spear. New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, 1915 or 1916. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Enlist by Fred Spear. New York: Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, 1915 or 1916. (Photo: Library of Congress)

American Library Association poster. Burton Egbert Stevenson Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

American Library Association poster. Burton Egbert Stevenson Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Lest Liberty Perish from the Face of the Earth—Buy Bonds. Watercolor and crayon drawing by Joseph Pennel, 1918. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Lest Liberty Perish from the Face of the Earth—Buy Bonds. Watercolor and crayon drawing by Joseph Pennel, 1918. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Major Augustus P. Warfield’s Field Artillery diary. Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Major Augustus P. Warfield’s Field Artillery diary. Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Diary of Vincent Reed, Company K, 358th Infantry, 90th Division, Army of Occupation, American Expedition Forces, 1918. Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection, Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Diary of Vincent Reed, Company K, 358th Infantry, 90th Division, Army of Occupation, American Expedition Forces, 1918. Vincent Cornelius Reed Collection, Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

“Over There” sheet music by George M. Cohan. New York: Leo. Feist, Inc, 1917. (Photo: Library of Congress)

“Over There” sheet music by George M. Cohan. New York: Leo. Feist, Inc, 1917. (Photo: Library of Congress)

“Over There” manuscript sketch by George M. Cohan. (Photo: Library of Congress)

“Over There” manuscript sketch by George M. Cohan. (Photo: Library of Congress)

John J. Pershing’s Diary Entry, Sept 26, 1918. John J. Pershing Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

John J. Pershing’s Diary Entry, Sept 26, 1918. John J. Pershing Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Letter from Lester Westcott to his mother on YMCA stationery, November 14, 1918. Lester Westcott Collection, Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Letter from Lester Westcott to his mother on YMCA stationery, November 14, 1918. Lester Westcott Collection, Veterans History Project. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points Address draft, page 2. Woodrow Wilson papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points Address draft, page 2. Woodrow Wilson papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Letter of sympathy from Rudyard Kipling to Theodore Roosevelt

Letter of sympathy from Rudyard Kipling to Theodore Roosevelt, in reference to Roosevelt’s son, Quentin. July 18, 1918. Kermit Roosevelt Papers. (Photo: Library of Congress)

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