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"Pictures of Scenes and Activities in Indiana connected with the World War" photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: P044

Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes panoramic photographs in a photogrpah album by: Moorefield, Bretzman, W. L. Dalbey Photography Company, Wallace, Pierce, Bass Photography Company, and William A. Swift.

Photographs include the following subjects: Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 1st Contingent in front of the Vocational Training Detachment National Army Headquarters; Soldiers at Fort Benjamin Harrison, entertained by Catholic women of Indianapolis at the Knights of Columbus Club House.; Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Training Detachment Number 2, N.A.; Draft quota leaving Winchester, Indiana for Camp Taylor, July 1918; Court of Honor, Monument Circle, Indianapolis, "Welcome Home Day," May 7, 1919; Training Detachment, Richmond, Indiana, Fall 1918; Company B, Rushville, Indiana, July 1917; Draft Quota leaving Winchester, Indiana, for Camp Taylor, July 25, 1918; Maxwell Cemetery, Randolph County, taken at time of burial of soldier; Draft Quota leaving Winchester, Indiana for Camp Taylor, March 29, 1918, October 10, 1917, and September 20, 1917 (2nd Draft); Living Red Cross, assembled on south steps of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis, Indiana "Welcome Home Day," May 7, 1919; State Convention, Indiana American Legion on the South steps of the Statehouse, October 15, 1919; Draft Quota leaving Winchester, Indiana for Camp Sherman, August 26, 1918; "Home Coming Day," May 7, 1919; German canon on exhibit, Winchester, Indiana; only Colored Contingent sent from Randolph County; 150th arriving at Military Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 7, 1919; race between two whippet tanks around Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2, 1919; band concert by Pershing's Military Band during Victory Liberty Loan drive, May 3, 1919; "Miss Indiana," Mrs. Dr. John H. Bull, placing wreath on caisson, honoring Indiana's dead, May 7, 1919; Officers of the First Indiana Field Artillery; P. M. Haughtelin, Raymond S. Springer, Reverend Burchard Brundage, L R. Newgent, Percy J. Glover, William Nye, Vice Admiral Chocheprat, M. Vivians, Marshal Joffre and Lieut. Col. Fabry; and the Draft Board, First District, Indiana.


  • 1917-1919

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

World War I, also called First World War or Great War, an international conflict that in 1914–1918 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted the Central Powers—mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey—-against the Allies-—mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and, from 1917, the United States. It ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. The war was virtually unprecedented in the slaughter, carnage, and destruction it caused.


Showalter, Dennis E. "World War I." Encyclopedia Brittanica. Last updated November 10, 2015. Accessed June 8, 2016.

The Cirkut camera was patented in 1904, using large format film, ranging in width from 5" to 16" inches, producing a 360-degree photograph, measuring up to 20 feet long. The camera and film rotated on a custom tripod during the exposure. Cirkut cameras were used for commercial photography, including street scenes and group portraits.

For more information, visit the Library of Congress' "Brief History of Panoramic Photography" page:


2 Cubic Feet (1 oversize flat box)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 2016/08/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/17 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/17 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid revised 2021/07/26 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.