40 Flashback Never Before Seen Historical photos Of 1917
1. 1917 Detroit was once called the Paris of the West because of it_s beautiful architecture.
Description - Detroit has been hung with a few nicknames over the years but it’s probably been a few years since you heard it called the Paris of the West. Detroit's most dazzling historical architecture.Detroit's architecture is recognized as being among the finest in the U.S. with the National Trust for Historic Preservation listing many of Detroit's skyscrapers and buildings as some of America's most endangered landmarks
2. 1917 Stockholm Peace Conference
Description - The Third Zimmerwald Conference or the Stockholm Conference of 1917 was the third and final. In 1917, a critical year in the First World War, socialists of various national and political backgrounds planned to gather in a neutral country for a peace conference to show the way to permanent world peace. There was a great deal of attention for this attempt at informal diplomacy, but governments generally viewed it with distrust.
3. A broken bronze head from a statue of Tsar Alexander III lies discarded on a street in Moscow.
Description - The Monument to Alexander II, officially called the Monument to Emperor Alexander II, the Liberator Tsar, is a memorial of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, situated ... The memorial consisted of a life-size bronze sculpture of Alexander II, set on a ... The statue was demolished in the summer of 1918 during the Bolshevik ...
4. A UB II-class submarine leaving from Zeebrugge
Description - The 93 German U-boats stationed in Belgian ports downed more than 2,500 ships but were also a target themselves, with 70 of them lost at sea, killing 1,200 sailors. It was not yet clear which of the 11 known U-Boats had been found. Belgium’s North Sea minister said he would investigate whether the wreck could be recognised as a heritage site.The use of submarines in World War One to disrupt British trade routes in the English Channel and the North Sea was a key part of Germany’s military tactics.
5. Airplane manufacture relied on skilled carpentry. Here_ women workers in a British factory
Description - Two female workers at the Royal Gunpowder Factory at Waltham Abbey during World ... often employed to undertake jobs such as embroidery and upholstery manufacture. ... With many men sent to fight in the War, companies came to rely on women to keep ... Here markings are painted onto wing sections of military aircraft.
6. American Isolationism Turned to Intervention in 1917
Description - American intervention saved Western Europe in World War I, but the result was a failed armistice. One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. The ongoing conflict ended just19 months laterwith an Allied victory.
7.Taxi driver and his cab (1917)
Description - The "ballon" on the roof is a container for gas, which was used instead of petrol during WWI and a couple of years later. Cabdriver is car owner Isak Garmo.
8.British Mark IV Female Tanks Being loaded aboard flat-bed railway trucks at plateau station in prepartion for transportation to the forward prior to the opening of the battle Cambrai.
9. British motor ambulance drivers with their vehicles_ Étaples_ France_ onJune 27_ 1917
Description - 1917 Ambulance, World War One ~ Dave Mills ~ Love this photo of how things used to ..... Q Line of female motor ambulance drivers with their vehicles Etaples June ..... the signalling of an ambulance train at Etaples, France, on 27 June 1917.
10. Early 1917 w- slab sided receiver on 1917 tripod
Description - The M1917 Browning machine gun is a heavy machine gun used by the United States armed .... The M1A1 had a spring-loaded catch to fasten it to the M1917A1 tripod more securely and provide a better watertight seal.
11.East Clare By-Election rally 1917
Description - TheEast Clareby-election of 1917was held on 10 July 1917. The by-election followed the death of the incumbent MP,Willie Redmondof theIrish Parliamentary Party, who was killed in action in theFirst World War. The seat had been held since its creation in 1885 by constitutional nationalist MPs and Redmond had been unopposed in every election since 1900.
12. Espionage Act of 1917
Description - The Espionage Act of 1917 is a United States federal law passed on June 15, 1917, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War I. It has been amended numerous times over the years. It was originally found in Title 50 of the U.S. Code (War) but is now found under Title 18, Crime
13. Flood of Chattanooga 1917
Description - Before construction of the Tennessee Valley Authority flood control system, the region frequently ... One of the worst occurred in March 1917
14. Funeral of the 18 children killed at the Upper North Street School 20 Jun 1917
Description - Upper North Street School, Poplar in London’s East End was bombed by one of Germany’s new long-distance Gotha aeroplanes Jun 13, 2017, Devastation caused by the bomb at Upper North Street School, (now Mayflower ... In those terrible seconds 18 children died. ... P08254 Funeral Procession 20 June 1917
15. July 4th 1917 in Paris - Celebrating the United States Arrival into World War I
Description - The American entry into World War I came in April 1917, after more than two and a half years of .... Germany knew this decision meant war with the United States, but they gambled that they could win .... In 1916, large crowds in Chicago's Germania celebrated the Kaiser's birthday, something they had not done before the war.
16. Clashes between Russian Provisional Government and Bolsheviks
Description - The Russian Provisional Government was a provisional government of Russia established .... The Mensheviks often supported the actions of the Provisional Government and .... The Provisional Government considers its main objective to be the restoration of public order and the fighting efficiency of the armed forces.
17. The July Days - demonstration in Petrograd 1917
Description - By 1917, the majority of Russians had lost faith in the Tsarist regime. Government corruption was unrestrained, and Tsar Nicholas II had frequently disregarded the Imperial Duma. Thousands of workers flooded the streets of Petrograd (modern St. Petersburg) to show their dissatisfaction.
18. Listening to the Silent Parade of 1917
Description - The Negro Silent Protest Parade was a silent march of about 10,000 African Americans along ... The parade was precipitated by the East St. Louis riots in May and July 1917 where at least 40 black people were .... During the parade, white people stopped to listen to black people explain the reasons for the march and other ...
19. Mechanics with Airplane Inauguration of Air Mail Service Polo Field Washington DC
Description - This was America's first air mail service and was put into operation when Army aviators carried mail consignments from New York and Philadelphia to Washington, ... old vintage photos of history | starting airplane motor here for your enjoyment is ...... Of CongressThe LibraryAbraham
20. Members of Los Angeles Draft Exemption Board No. 17 process requests for exemptions August 1917
Description - August 1917: Members of Los Angeles Draft Exemption Board No. 17 process requests for exemptions. From left: Robert M. Schearer, George J. Denis and Gail Johnson. The Selective Service Act of 1916 was signed into law May 18, 1917, by President Woodrow Wilson. All males ages 21 to 30 were required to register. By August draft notices had been issued, and local draft exemption boards were reviewing draft exemption requests.
21. Men of the Chinese Labour Corps stacking sacks of corn at Boulogne 12 August 1917
Description - The Chinese Labour Corps was a force of workers recruited by the British government in World ... Men of the Chinese Labour Corps load sacks of oats onto a lorry at Boulogne while supervised by a British officer (12 August 1917)
22.National League for Women's Service, which is proving of great assistance to Uncle Sam in carrying on the Great War
Description -Womens part in the great war. Women are shown preparing to deliver various government packages. They are members of the National League for Women' Service, which is proving of great assistance to Uncle Sam in carrying on the Great War. Women are employed as drivers, ambulance drivers, messengers, etc. Captain A.B. Bayle is shown cranking the car, prior to making her rounds in New York.
23. New York Suffrage Parade 1917
Description - ''Thousands of registration fliers and copies of 'What Every Woman Needs to Know About Voting' were sent out,'' one post-election report of that year observed. ''On Election Day, the day of days, it seemed that every woman not suffering from Spanish influenza voted.''Every town in Westchester passed the bill giving women the right to vote in state elections, and the measure was approved throughout the state.
24. Nine Members of the Newfoundland Regiment Involved in Action at Monchy le Preux 1917
Description - Monchy-le-Preux 1917. The Monchy-le-Preux Memorial is a Dominion of Newfoundland war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during ... both the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the 1st Essex Battalion. By9:00amthe surviving groups of men were forced to surrender
25. Our Lady of Fatima 1917
Description - Our Lady of Fátima is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova.
26. Parade of motor vehicles in the main arena Brisbane Exhibition Ground, 1917
Description - As the Third Battle of Ypres consumed young Queensland soldiers across the dreadful months of August and September 1917, at home in Queensland life went on. In Brisbane, the annual Exhibition marked the calendar in August, and visitors, livestock and produce converged from all over the state.
27. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
Description - In this early screen adaptation of Kate Douglas Wiggin's book, plucky young farm girl Rebecca Randall (Mary Pickford) is shipped off by her impoverished mother to live with her two maiden aunts in Riverboro, Maine. Though winning over the somber community is difficult, Rebecca manages to spread a little cheer and even charms Adam Ladd (Eugene O'Brien), the handsomest businessman in town. But when one of her aunts becomes ill after Rebecca returns from school, she fears for the old woman's life.
28. Red guards arrest plainclothes policemen,Petrograd In 1917
Description - Arrest and escorting plainclothes policemen. Petrograd. 1917.Red Guards guarding the entrance to Lenin and Trotsky's cabinet at Petrograd (St Petersburg). A group of Gendarmes (police) who have been arrested in the Duma.
29. Russian Revolution Centenary,January 1917
Description - The month of January 1917 began with more setbacks for the Russian army, as the great imperialist slaughter of World War One drew closer to an end. On the Romanian front troops retreated. Morale in the Russian army was extremely low. One and a half million soldiers deserted in 1916. Over half of the country’s peasant farmers were fighting in the war and their families left at home faced starvation.
30. Russian Women Led 1917 IWD March That Brought Down the Czar
Description - Exactly one century ago on March 8, 1917, women working in the textile factories in Petrograd — then the Russian capital — led a historic mobilization on International Women's Day, resulting in what is known as the February Revolution, which overthrew Tsar Nicholas II, ending the Romanov dynasty and the Russian Empire and installing a provisional government.
31.Schoolboys muck-spreading 1917
Description - Munitions workers paint shells in the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell Nottinghamshire during the First World War. Around 21 August 1917
32. Soldier in Camouflage in 1917
Description - Soldier in black and white uniform to conceal him while climbing trees. He stands in front of a house camouflaged to represent a fence and trees. Co. F, 24th Engnrs. American University, D. C. November 14, 1917
33. Soldiers digging through ruins for victims of the explosion in Halifax, 1917
Description - Soldiers engaged in rescue work after the Halifax Explosion. Thousands Volunteer Help after the Halifax Explosion. College and Medical Students and Other Civilians Help alongside the Police and Military to help with rescue, medical care, and recovery in the days after the Halifax Explosion three hours after the explosion, approximately half of the VADs were already at work.
34. Soldiers of 1917 February Revolution
Description - In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia's use of the Julian calendar) begins on this day in 1917, when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg). By 1917, most Russians had lost faith in the leadership ability of the czarist regime.
35. The German Terror in Belgium 1917
Description - Near the Church of Sr. Pierre. Arnold J. Toynbee, The German Terror in Belgium. An Historical Record, London, 1917
36. The Great Strike of 1917
Description - Usually referred to as the "New South Wales General Strike", but referred to by contemporaries as "the Great Strike", it was in fact neither general nor confined to NSW.The Great Strike of 1917, which saw workers take to the streets to protest new workplace monitoring, still has deep resonance 100 years on
37. U.S. Army soldiers conduct training with a Lewis machine gun at Camp Mills in N.Y
Description - U.S. Army soldiers conduct training with a Lewis machine gun at Camp Mills, N.Y, 1917
38. United States enters World War I,April 6 1917
Description - On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies--Britain, France, and Russia--to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France.
39. Women calling for bread and peace Petrograd,8 March 1917
Description - Peace! Land! Bread! This was the battle cry of the 1917. The women's protest that sparked the Russian Revolution.
40.Women demand increased rations in a demonstration along the Nevskii Prospekt after International Women's Day, February 23, 1917
Description - On International Women’s Day in 1917, women textile workers in the Vyborg district of Petrograd went on strike, left the mills, and moved in their hundreds from factory to factory, calling out other workers on strike and engaging in violent clashes with police and troops.