Jewelant Antique Postcards 57-64

A sixth pile of antique postcards . . . And that’s not ALL I’ll scan some more later on.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin' Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Card – Lovelights Quit Your Foolin’ Man and woman card with them in the middle framed by a lightbulb and a heart shape.

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Folding Postcard THE EIFFEL TOWER

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Edgewater Gulf Hotel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Buena Vista Motel 1937

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Missouri Stevens College Administration Building Columbia 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Florida San Antique Travel Postcard Carlos Hotel Pensacola Florida 1935

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Swimming Pool Bath House Syracuse NY 1939

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

Antique Travel Postcard Arkansas Hot Springs Mountain Drive 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 46-56

A fifth big bunch of antique postcards . . . They did a lot of travel art back then.

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation

Antique Travel Postcard – Colorado Pikes Peak Trifold Vacation This has multiple photos inside.

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Biloxi Historic Lighthouse 1941

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Hotel Markham Gulfport Mississippi 1942

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Georgia Lookout Mountain Rock city gardens 1938

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard EastBeachRiverDriveSunset on the Mississippi River 1936-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Holly Springs, MS Mississippi Synodical College in winter 1936-40

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard Tennessee Memphis Harahan Bridge 1938-1940

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard – Birch Trees And Canoe 1936 Publisher: Curteich Postmark: July 6,1936 Notes: Writing on back, one cent green stamp

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Peace River Florida A Scene near Arcadia Fla 1936

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

Antique Travel Postcard Florida New Smyrna Yacht Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 35-45

A fourth batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Travel Postcard California Venice California vacation beach trifold fold out one picture from

Antique Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard An alluring Scene Down South 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard Georgia Atlanta Georgia Druid Hill Golf Course 1931

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard South Carolina A walk in Middleton Gardens Charleston South Carolina 1942

Antique Travel Postcard – New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard New Jersey Bathing Beach Looking South From Ocean Pier, Wildwood-By-The-Sea NJ 1942

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard St Augustine Florida Hotel Ponce DeLeon 1943

Antique Travel Postcard – Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard Mississippi Vivid Azaleas along the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Antique Travel Postcard – Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near thermopolis

Antique Travel Postcard Wyoming Wind River Canyon Wyoming 1072 Highway through wind river canon on US 20 near Thermopolis Wyoming

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Military Postcard King George era World War One Tanks 1916-1917

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Postcard Canada Parliament Buildings Ottowa Canada 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

Antique Travel Postcard – Texas State Capitol Austin Texas 1939

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 24-34

A third batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard of texas state capitol austin tx 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard Texas state capitol Austin 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana fort pike and rigolets bridge new orleans 1939

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard louisiana new orleans huey p long bridge 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard colorado valley of dreams cave of the winds colorado springs 1937

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Military Postcard alabama montgomery maxwell field 1941

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi gulf side bilioxi 1938

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique PostcardTexasNight View, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas 1936

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Scenic Postcard mississippi pines along the mississippi gulf coast between-biloxi and gulfport 1937

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard tennessee memphis arial view business district 1941

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Postcard colorado denver business buildings trifold

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

Antique Tri-Fold Folding Postcard colorado denver scenes along the moffat road outside view

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 15-24

A second batch of antique postcards . . .

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard B25 Bomber World War One 1942

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1959

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard Old Black Man down south 1942

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta1941

Antique Postcard oklahoma indian scout henryetta 1941

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Hot Springs Arkansas Boy Riding Alligator

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Girl Riding A Turtle Biloxie Mississippi 1936

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Postcard Emil Ritters Midgets 1930

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Woman Knitting not dated

Antique Art Postcard by Israels The Girl Knitting.  not dated

Antique Postcard south carolina scene in magnolia gardensc Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard south carolina “scene in magnolia garden” Charleston SC 1942

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

Antique Postcard louisiana canal street by night new orleans Louisiana1939

 

 

 

Jewelant Antique Postcards 1-14

These antiques aren’t expensive at all.  And they don’t take up any more space than a photo.

Antique postcard "Dangerous Curves Ahead" 1941 World War Two Era

Antique postcard “Dangerous Curves Ahead” 1941 World War Two Era

Antique travel beach postcard 1941

Antique humorous travel beach postcard 1941

Antique postcard postmarked 1940 close to World War Two

Antique postcard postmarked 1940 close to World War Two

Antique Postcard "Window Shopping" postmarked 1940

Antique Postcard “Window Shopping” postmarked 1940

Antique postcard of goat butting a man

Antique postcard of goat butting a man

Antique postcard Nudist Colony 1939

Antique postcard Nudist Colony 1939

Antique World War Two Military Postcard 1942

Antique World War Two Military Postcard 1942

Antique Postcard Girl and Goat

Antique Postcard Girl and Goat

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Antique World War Two Military postcard

Antique Funny Outhouse Postcard Curteich cards

Antique Funny Outhouse Postcard Curteich cards

Antique funny cartoon postcard 1943

Antique funny cartoon postcard 1943

Have a Happy Easter Antique Postcard 1940

Have a Happy Easter Antique Postcard 1940

Antique World War Two Military Postcards Curtis Field Texas 1942

Antique World War Two Military Postcards Curtis Field Texas 1942

Antique Arkansas Hot Springs vacation postcard

Antique Arkansas Hot Springs vacation postcard Ethnographic

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HISTORY OF THE US 81st Division (Wildcat Division)

World War One and THE 81ST WILDCAT DIVISION (And information of the 316th)

The United States Army’s 81st Division was first comprised of men that were drafted from Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina on September 5, 1917. Theire first title was the “Stonewall Division” in honor of Confederate General T J. Jackson. Later they were renamed the “Wildcat Division.” The wildcat shoulder patch was adopted, and was the first insignia worn by troops in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF).  I am still editing this post, and will include links to patches and history when I get the time.

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

The division was organized near Columbia South Carolina at Camp Jackson. 

It was one of the first national army divisions to be organized. In May 1918 the 81st Division was sent to Camp Sevier, near Greenville, South Carolina, and in July 1918 it was sent to New York to be shipped overseas.  August 1918 the 81st Division went to England then to France to fight the Germans.

The division was sent to the American 1st Army on October 19, 1918, and November entered the front lines.  After the war the 81st Division remained in France for more than five months.  The men were shipped back to the United States in early June 1919 and discharged from service.

REACTIVATON OF THE 81ST DIVISION

The 81st Division was reactivated on June 15th 1942.   It was overseas July 3rd, 1944, and after 166 days of combat inactivated on January 30th, 1946 in Japan.  Campaigns were in the Western Pacific, & South Philippines.

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81st Division – Primary Units

161st Infantry Brigade:
321st Infantry Regiment
322d Infantry Regiment
317th Machine Gun Battalion

162d Infantry Brigade:
323d Infantry Regiment
324th Infantry Regiment
318th Machine Gun Battalion

156th Field Artillery Brigade:
316th Field Artillery Regiment (155mm)
(These are the guys in  the pictures above)
317th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm)
318th Field Artillery Regiment (75mm)
306th Trench Mortar Battery

Divisional Troops:
316th Machine Gun Battalion
306th Engineer Regiment
306th Field Signal Battalion
306th Train Headquarters and MP
306th Ammunition Train
306th Supply Train
306th Engineer Train
306th Sanitary Train (Ambulance Companies &
Field Hospitals 321, 322, 323, 324)

Insignia of the Wildcat Division  – The cat is in different colors, according to the brigade
BLACK – Headquarters, Machine Gun Battalion, and Engineers
WHITE – One Hundred and Sixty-first Infantry Brigade
LIGHT BLUE – One Hundred and Sixty-second Infantry Brigade
RED – One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Field Artillery Brigade and Ammunition Train
BUFF – Field Signal Battalion, orange; Sanitary Train, green, and Supply Train

Commanders of the 81st Division during World War One
Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth      August 28th, 1917
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey      October 8th, 1917
Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth      November 24th, 1917
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           December 28th, 1917
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       March 11th, 1918
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           May 19th, 1918
Brig. Gen. Munroe McFarland   May 24th, 1918
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       May 30th, 1918
Brig. Gen. G.W. McIver           June 9th, 1918
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Bailey       July 3rd, 1918

Commanders of the 81st Division during World War Two
Maj. Gen. Gustave H. Franke (June-August 1942)
Maj. Gen. Paul J. Mueller (August 1942 to inactivation)

WORLD WAR ONE – 316th Field Artillery

 Newport News, VA after the end of World War One

Photo of World War 1 panorama 316th Field Artillery

World War One photo 316th F.A. A.E.F Jun 10th, 1919 Size: 8″ x 47″

“F.A.” stands for Field Artillery, and “A.E.F.” stands for American Expeditionary Forces.  Photo by Halliday Photo  On the photograph it is listed as “Photo #3917” These photos were taken at Newport News, Virginia on June 10th 1919, which was at the end of World War One when the soldiers were ready to be discharged from the Army.

All my research identifies these men as the “Fighting Wildcats” of the US Army’s 81st Division. First named the “Stonewall” Division, later nicknamed the “Wildcat Division”.  Their slogan was “Wildcats Never Quit”.  And their shoulder patch was a wildcat.

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

photo of 316th Wildcats patch

World War One – Bat. “D” 316 F.A. (Field Artillery) A.E.F  (American Expeditionary Forces)

This photograph says at the bottom Battery (or Battalion) “D” The 316th Field Artillery, The American Expeditionary Forces.  Photo taken by Halliday Photo at Newport News, Virginia.  On the photograph it is listed as “Photo # 3927″  Size: 8″ x 26”

photo of World War One 316th Field Artillery panorama

Antique panorama of World War One 316th Field Artillery

SEE ALSO: HISTORY OF THE US 81st Division (Wildcat Division) Which I will post after this one.
You can see a larger version of both of these photos on http://www.jewelantique.com/PhotographicPage1.html

92 year old World War One letter from King George

Letter from King George of England to the United States Expeditionary Forces in France

I have researched this item, and found that it was not the original hand-written one, which resides in a museum.  However, copies of the original letter were given to all the American soldiers that had come to fight in France during World War One to thank them for their help in the war. This one belonged to my Grandfather, who DID fight in this war, and so that makes it an antique for sure.  1917 is the date the Expeditionary Forces landed in France, so it is about ninety-two years old.

Image of World War 1 Letter from King George to The U.S. Expeditionary Forces

Antique World War 1 Letter from King George to The U.S. Expeditionary Forces

It says:

Windsor Castle

Soldiers of the United States, the people of the British Isles welcome you on your way to take your stand beside the armies of many Nations now fighting in the Old World the great battle for human freedom. The Allies will gain new heart & spirit in your company. I wish that I could shake the hand of each one of you & bid you God Speed on your mission.

George R.I. (R.L.?)    April, 1918

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