William Monks Photograph Albums

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Title

William Monks Photograph Albums

Description

William Monks served in the United States Navy during World War I.

The William Monks Photograph Albums are comprised of two albums containing two hundred four (204) black and white photographs of the Monks family and William Monks' World War I service in the U.S. Navy. The first album contains primarily images from Monks' training in the Navy, with numerous views of aircraft including biplanes, float planes, and dirigibles, in flight, on the ground, and many wrecked. Other images include Navy ships such as the New Mexico, barracks and camp construction, and group shots of Navy men. A few captions make mention of the sinking of the Titanic, which may imply that some of the photos were taken prior to the war. The second album contains mostly family shots and scenic views. Although uncaptioned, most of these images appear to have been taken in the Pacific Northwest and were likely post-war. This second album has two inscriptions to a George Huse of Seattle. The connection between William Monks and George Huse is unclear, but George was likely a relative of some kind to the Monks family and this album may have been a gift to him.

Only the first album, which focuses on Monks' training and military career during World War I, has been digitized for this collection.

Subject

United States. Navy.
Monks family
Monks, William
Airplanes, Military
Naval aviation
Sailors
USS New Mexico (BB-40)
Warships
World War, 1914-1918

Creator

Monks, William

Format

photograph albums
photographic prints
scrapbooks

Date

circa 1915-1920s

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the William Monks Photograph Albums must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The William Monks Photograph Albums/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[William Monks Photograph Album]
William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I. The first half of the album contains primarily images from…

[Unidentified Woman in Uniform]
A woman in uniform standing by a garden. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I.

Ruth Mullen
A woman, identified as Ruth, and a dog standing by a car. Inscription: Ruth Mullen. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in…

[Exterior View of United Service Club]
Soldiers on the porch of the United Service Club building. The sign above them reads: "Halt! Do Your Duty. Give us a ride." Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly…

[Sidewalk and Garden Wall]
A stone garden wall and sidewalk. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I.

[Unidentified Plaza]
A small plaza. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I.

[Street Scene in Florida]
Houses and yards along a street lined with palm trees. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World…

[Unidentified Garden]
A view of a garden. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I.

[Boats and Buildings along Shore]
A view of buildings, boats, and docks along the shore. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World…

[Boats in River]
A riverboat near a dock. Part of the William Monks photograph album, circa 1915-1918. The album contains 129 black-and-white photographs, mostly uncaptioned, documenting Monks's training in the United States during World War I.
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