WWI Recruiting

Discussion in 'WWII' started by carter, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,921
    Location:
    Corsicana, TX
    This is an interesting picture of the Flatiron Building in NYC at 23rd & Broadway when it was the location of a recruiting station. There is a gun turret mounted on the building with the words "Your Country Needs You" painted on the sides of the turret.
    It was taken by G.G. Bain in April 1917.
    On Shorpy, The 100-Year-Old Photo blog.
    [​IMG]

    This picture can be enlarged on the webpage which allows you to see more detail on the people in the streets and their clothing as well as other elements in the picture..
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/4540

    Bartenders, There isn't a WWI forum so I posted this in the WWII forum. If there is a more appropriate forum, please move this thread. Thanks, C
     
  2. Burnsie

    Burnsie Registered User

    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    Virginia
    Fantastic picture - so much detail in the enlargement - nice!
     
  3. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,907
    Location:
    Shining City on a Hill
    That was creative to make the flatiron building look like a battleship.
     
  4. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,921
    Location:
    Corsicana, TX
    I wonder what New Yorkers thought the 1st time they spied a gun turret at 23rd and Broadway.
     
  5. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,921
    Location:
    Corsicana, TX
  6. Lincsong

    Lincsong I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    6,907
    Location:
    Shining City on a Hill
    Interesting how public opinion changed so quickly. Just a year prior, Wilson's slogan was "he kept us out of war".
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.