William Monks Photograph Albums
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 primarily contains 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.