Cool Machining Service images

A couple of nice machining service images I found:

French troopers under Common Gouraud, with their machine guns amongst the ruins of a cathedral close to the Marne, driving back the Germans.

Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: French troopers under Basic Gouraud, with their machine guns amongst the ruins of a cathedral near the Marne, driving back the Germans. Central News Photo Service., 1918

U.S. National Archives’ Regional Identifier:165-WW-286(36)

From: American Unofficial Collection of Planet War I Photographs, compiled 1917 – 1918 (Record Group 165)

Designed By: War Department. (1789 – 09/18/1947)

Production Date:1918

Persistent URL:

Repository: NARA’s Nevertheless Image Records Section, National Archives at College Park (College Park, MD)

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

Columbia Squad at rowing machines (LOC)

Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Columbia Squad at rowing machines

[among ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 unfavorable : glass 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data offered by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Types element of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No identified restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Basic details about the Bain Collection is offered at

Larger resolution image is offered (Persistent URL):

Call Number: LC-B2- 2344-five

Newly captured German machine at a Flying Corps depot close to the front

Image by National Library of Scotland
Captured German fighter plane with some Flying Corps members, France. This photograph was taken at a Royal Flying Corps base close to the front line on the Western Front, and shows a lately captured German fighter plane. Judging by the truth that the aeroplane has lost its wings and is being transported on a trailer, it would seem that the fighter plane might effectively have been shot down. Surely, these members of the Royal Flying Corps look to be acquiring a lot of exciting out of their war booty, as they clamber more than it like soldier ants.

Almost certainly the most renowned German fighter pilot was Manfred von Richthofen, identified as ‘The Red Baron’. Originally a cavalry officer, von Richthofen took to the skies in May possibly 1915 soon after joining the German Army Air Service. In June 1917 he became commander of the German Flying Circus, which was a unit of top fighter pilots. His nickname was coined soon after he painted his Albatross D-III plane bright red. ‘The Red Baron’ shot down 80 allied aircraft, just before he was killed, in April 1918, when his plane crashed after being hit by ground fire.

[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A newly captured German machine at a Flying Corps Depot near the front.’]