The Great War

Illustration of soldiers rushing into battle

The Great War profoundly changed not just the geo-political landcape of Europe, and an entire generation, but also the culture, economics, politics, and technology of countries outside the immediate combatants. To commemorate the United States' entry into World War I in April 1917, we present selections from our collections related to aviation and military history as well as politics, comics and fine art from that period.

Air service handbook.

Air service handbook

United States. Army. Signal Corps
Govt. Print. Off.,
Air service medical manual

Air service medical manual

United States. War Department. Division of Military Aeronautics
Govt. print. off.
1918
Cover of Aircraft design data ...

Aircraft design data v. 1

United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Construction and Repair.
Govt. print. off.
1919
Cover of Aircraft design data ...

Aircraft design data v. 2

United States. Navy Department. Bureau of Construction and Repair.
Govt. print. off.
1919
Cover of All the rumours

All the rumours

Arkell, Reginald; Leete, Alfred
Duckworth & Co
1916
Cover of Between shots

Between shots

Crosby, Percy L.
Harper & Brothers
c1919
Cover of British methods of training workers in war industries

British methods of training workers in war industries

United States. Training Service
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Training and Dilution Service
1918
Cover of Catalogue of an exhibition of lithographs of war work in Great Britain and the United States

Catalogue of an exhibition of lithographs of war work in Great Britain and the United States

Pennell, Joseph; National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937)
Govt. Print. Off
1917
Cover of Escadrille N. 124 journal de marche

Escadrille N. 124 journal de marche

France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette.

Cover of Exhibition of contemporary French art

Exhibition of contemporary French art

France. Ministère de l'instruction publique; Fraternité des artistes.; American Artists' Committee of One Hundred.
The Knickerbocker Press
c1916
Cover of Exhibition of war portraits

Exhibition of war portraits

Levy, Florence N.; National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937); National Art Committee (U.S.); American Federation of Arts
The Committee
c1921
Cover of Frontiers of freedom

Frontiers of freedom

Baker, Newton Diehl
George H. Doran company
[c1918]
Cover of History of United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, California

History of United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, California v. 1

Thomas, Gilbert M.; Crane, Charles B.; United States. Army. School of Military Aeronautics.; University of California (1868-1952)
Director of Military Aeronautics, Training Section, Ground Schools Branch
1919
History of United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, California v. 2

History of United States Army School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, California v. 2

Thomas, Gilbert M.; Crane, Charles B.; United States. Army. School of Military Aeronautics.; University of California (1868-1952)
Director of Military Aeronautics, Training Section, Ground Schools Branch
1919
Cover of Photographs of H.M. vessels & auxiliaries and other objects taken from the air

Photographs of H.M. vessels & auxiliaries and other objects taken from the air

Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Department
Ordnance Survey Office
1918
Cover of Raemaekers' Cartoons

Raemaekers' Cartoons

Raemaekers, Louis
Doubleday, Page
1917, c1916
Cover of Spherical ballooning, some of the requirements,

Spherical ballooning

McCullough, Paul James
The Mangan printing company
[c1917]
Cover of That rookie from the 13th Squad

That rookie from the 13th Squad

Crosby, Percy L.
Harper & Brothers
c1918
Cover of The American front

The American front

Peixotto, Ernest Clifford
C. Scribner's Sons
1919
Cover of The National Gallery of Art, Washington

The National Gallery of Art, Washington

National Gallery of Art (U.S. : 1906-1937); United States National Museum.; Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum]
1915
Cover of The war garden victorious

The war garden victorious

Pack, Charles Lathrop; Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Press of J.P. Lippincott company
[1919]
Cover of War paintings and drawings by British artists

War paintings & drawings by British artists

Great Britain. Ministry of Information.; Brinton, Christian; Worcester Art Museum.
[Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Company, Inc.]
[1919]
Cover of War time control of industry

War time control of industry

Gray, Howard Levi
The Macmillan Company
1918