Final Batch

This project took a year to finish, not because of the size of the collection or my available time, but because I couldn’t easily estimate the number of slides or the amount of supplies needed. Reordering archival materials, and waiting on them, took almost as much time as the actual cleaning and scanning did! Lesson learned.

This collection has a total of 193 slides. The vast majority show the German and Austro-Hungarian forces, with some quotidian scenes from Eastern Europe as well. Many are from Underwood & Underwood, and all of them appear to have duplicated for use in newspapers and magic lantern shows.

Thanks to everyone who has commented, emailed and otherwise helped me find additional information on the slides and the scenes they depict.

 

Scranton 154 174718 the royal palace overlooking the majestic danube

174718 the royal palace overlooking the majestic Danube

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Scranton 160 179487 austrians passing over a hastily built bridge across the niesta in bucovina

179487 Austrians passing over a hastily built bridge across the Niesta in Bucovina

Scranton 161 173735 a squad of austrians detraining on the frontier at trieste for guard duty along the r.r.Iine

173735 a squad of Austrians detraining on the frontier at Trieste for guard duty along the r.r.Iine

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Scranton 163 177198 austrian cavalry patrol crossing river

177198 Austrian cavalry patrol crossing river

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Scranton 167 1940 the konigs-spitze (12,655 ft) austria

1940 the Konigs-Spitze (12,655 ft) Austria

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Scranton 172 174886 german engineers mining a bridge

174886 German engineers mining a bridge

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Scranton 183 175497 austrian soldiers and red cross members interested in work of the commissariat members

175497 Austrian soldiers and red cross members interested in work of the commissariat members

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Scranton 187 181746 austrians fighting from th trenches drive russians across the seine

181746 Austrians fighting from the trenches drive Russians across the Seine

Scranton 188

Scranton 189 179037 daughter of archduke frederick inspects austrian aeronautic base in przemysl

179037 daughter of Archduke Frederick inspects Austrian aeronautic base in Przemysl

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Scranton 192 177059 austrians evacuate belgrade to king peter's troops

177059 Austrians evacuate Belgrade to King Peter’s troops

Scranton 193 171514 first scenes from antwerp after being riddled by 4000 german shells

171514 first scenes from Antwerp after being riddled by 4000 german shells

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Batch 7

A small batch, as I have run out of four flap envelopes yet again. My efforts not to over-order supplies have stymied progress a little, but I finally have few enough unprocessed slides left to get a good estimate of how many envelopes I’ll need to finish this out.

 

Scranton 142. 179444 dismounted austrian hussars in snow clad carpathians_

179444 dismounted austrian hussars in snow clad carpathians_

Scranton 143 180642 Uzsok Pass showing one of the railroad bridges

180642 Uzsok Pass showing one of the railroad bridges

Scranton 144 179429 Bringing ammunition to the austrian trenches

179429 Bringing ammunition to the austrian trenches

Scranton 145 179485 driving wounded austrians to field hospital after an engagement in the carpathians_

179485 driving wounded austrians to field hospital after an engagement in the carpathians_

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Scranton 147 179457 how germans transport the wounded in snow covered fields

179457 how germans transport the wounded in snow covered fields

Scranton 148 187344 citizens of Warsaw reading first proclomation issued to them by prince leopold of bavaria

187344 citizens of Warsaw reading first proclamation issued to them by prince leopold of bavaria

Scranton 149

Scranton 150 174858 latest photo of czar of russia

174858 latest photo of czar of Russia

Scranton 151 russian position on the san destroyed by 30.5 shells_

Russian position on the san destroyed by “30.5” shells_

Scranton 152Scranton 153

Batch 6

We’re getting there! Some cool ones in this push, as well as some very badly damaged slides. I’ve managed to repair many of them, but you’ll notice the first of what will likely be several “scrappy” scans, comprised of bits and pieces that don’t seem to have a home.

 

Scranton 103Scranton 104 174872 2nd german infantry in france receiving their noon-day rationScranton 105 175682 german siege gun weighing 100 tons & motor carriageScranton 107Scranton 108Scranton 109Scranton 110Scranton 111Scranton 112Scranton 113Scranton 114Scranton 115Scranton 116Scranton 117Scranton 118Scranton 119

Scranton 120

Leftover scraps 

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Scranton 122 174885 portable observation tower used by german army

174885 portable observation tower used by german army

Scranton 123

Scranton 124 177980 austrians use field telephone in trenches

177980 austrians use field telephone in trenches

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Scranton 136 179488 austrian outposts in the dukla pass in the carpathians

179488 austrian outposts in the dukla pass in the carpathians

Scranton 137 179451 how austrians punished a Pole who gave information to the russians

179451 how austrians punished a Pole who gave information to the russians

Scranton 138

Scranton 139 181228 german mountain patrol in the vosges using their ski sticks to support their rifles

181228 german mountain patrol in the vosges using their ski sticks to support their rifles

Scranton 140 187339 victorious german infantry in the streets of warsaw

187339 victorious german infantry in the streets of warsaw

Scranton 141

Batch 5

Making a big push to finish scanning this winter! We’re up to slide 102 as of this morning, and look to be about 2/3 of the way through.

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Scranton 76 174108 austrian prisoners of war captured by the russians

174108 austrian prisoners of war captured by the russians

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Scranton 79 - 1881 Ancient stronghold of Rudiger of Bechlaren on the Danube Austria

Ancient stronghold of Rudiger of Bechlaren on the Danube Austria

Scranton 80 - 179427 American military attache McKentyre with an austrian Uhlan officer

American military attache McKentyre with an Austrian Uhlan officer

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Scranton 87 to the health of the pretty girls in russia

to the health of the pretty girls in russia

Scranton 88

Scranton 89 - 176499 austrian red cross division

176499 austrian red cross division

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Scranton 96 dismounted hussars charging russian trenches with butt ends of rifles

dismounted hussars charging russian trenches with butt ends of rifles

Scranton 97

Scranton 98 - 171447 one of the two guns which set antwerp in flames

171447 one of the two guns which set antwerp in flames

Scranton 99 - 175689 russian machine guns captured by germans at east prussia

175689 russian machine guns captured by germans at east prussia

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Batch 4

After waiting over 6 weeks for backordered archival storage materials, we’re back to scanning! Here is the latest group.

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Scranton 53 178074 austrian field battery protecting a pass in galicia

austrian field battery protecting a pass in galicia

Scranton 54 181504 harbor of trieste, austria's most valuable seaport, goal of italian advance

harbor of trieste, austria’s most valuable seaport, goal of italian advance

Scranton 55Scranton 56Scranton 57Scranton 58Scranton 59Scranton 60Scranton 61 sunday sept 5th 1915Scranton 62Scranton 63Scranton 64Scranton 65Scranton 66Scranton 67Scranton 68Scranton 69

Scranton 70 181610 fresh bohemian troops preparing to start for the tirols on the italian frontier

fresh bohemian troops preparing to start for the tirols on the italian frontier

Batch 3

It’s been a while, summer means summer camp which means my schedule really fills up! here is the third and largest batch of scans I’ve done so far. If any of them had a paper description attached, I’ve included it with the image.

Scranton 18 Principal street of ancient --- Kief little russia

Principal street of ancient — Kief little russia

Scranton 19Scranton 20Scranton 21Scranton 22Scranton 23 The austrians enjoy revenge for the russian invasion of galicia

Scranton 24

THIS ONE oh my god, someone drew this guy’s eyes and mustache back in with a pen? So funny, and also a sad destruction of the image.

Scranton 25

Scranton 26 178194 Austrian patrol in poland marching to the trenches

178194 Austrian patrol in poland marching to the trenches

Scranton 27

Scranton 28 178730 Austrians fighting in the snows to repel Russian invasion of Bukowina

Austrians fighting in the snows to repel Russian invasion of Bukowina

Scranton 29 174987 Russians in Galacia fighting behind barricades

174987 Russians in Galacia fighting behind barricades

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Scranton 32 183373 fishing harbor with the new fish market at trieste

183373 fishing harbor with the new fish market at trieste

Scranton 33 173750 Gateway of fortifications of antwerp

173750 Gateway of fortifications of antwerp

Scranton 34 181439 soldiers and women and chidren attend austrian field mass

181439 soldiers and women and children attend austrian field mass

Scranton 35

Scranton 36 179263 advance of austrian artillery in the wooden carpathians

179263 advance of austrian artillery in the wooden carpathians

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Scranton 40 179486 Austrians preparing breakfast at sunrise before a battle in the Carpathians

179486 Austrians preparing breakfast at sunrise before a battle in the Carpathians

Scranton 41 174893 Reservists bidding farewell to relatives and freinds, Berlin

Reservists bidding farewell to relatives and friends, Berlin

 

Second Batch

If there are no subtitles, none were included on the paper liner of the negative. Please feel free to comment on/add to what is here!

 

Scranton 7 181732 austrian medical division searching the battlefield at Limanova in Galicia for their wounded

 Austrian medical division searching the battlefield at Limanova in Galicia for their 

Scranton 8 russian reversits accompanied by wives, fathers and sons marching to join russian troops

Russian reservists accompanied by wives, fathers and sons marching to join Russian troops

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Scranton 10 the smoking ruins of a village in russian poland

The smoking ruins of a village in Russian Poland

Scranton 11 russian prisoners cleaned and shaved after passing through the entlausungsstation

Russian prisoners cleaned and shaved after passing through the “entlausungsstation”

Scranton 12 emperor william II of germany

German Emperor William II

Scranton 13 174679 the children of a german soldier marching with their father to join his regiment

children of a german soldier marching with their father to join his regiment

Scranton 14 wounded austrian and russian troops returning singing to a hospital base

wounded Austrian and Russian troops returning singing to a hospital base

Scranton 15 173732 austrian guarding railway communication on austrian frontier near Trieste

Austrian guarding railway communication on Austrian frontier near Trieste

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Scranton 17 175688 a german submarine of the U-6 type

A German submarine of the U-6 type

 

 

 

Fresh Scans

I got a small batch of images scanned today, I hope you enjoy them! As always, feel free to reach out with comments or additional information on the images if you have any.

Scranton 2 174860 german cavalry coming down a steep mountain side

174860 German cavalry coming down a steep mountain side

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Scranton 4 1811441 joseph kawurm, youngest austrian soldier & his royal protector archduke joseph ferdinand

1811441 Joseph Kawrum, Youngest Austrian soldier and his royal protector Archduke Joseph Ferdinand

Scranton 5 supplement 1Scranton 5 type of cultivated slav, ??? in armenia_

Can anyone help me read the caption on the photo of this lovely lady? I have had some difficulty in figuring it out on my own. At the moment i think it reads “Type of cultivated slav, ??? in Armenia”

Scranton 6 1105a tower of ivan, moscow russia

1105a Tower of Ivan, Moscow Russia

Beginnings

I’ve finally gathered all of the supplies needed to make this project happen. I’ll be dedicating a day per week to this effort and will post scans here once I have them. If you are interested in giving me some additional insight into this process or the images you see, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Supplies for cleaning and repairing glass negatives

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The plate before cleaning. The paper label is falling apart and black tape had been wrapped around the edges but has started to fall off, leaving brittle and sharp edges exposed.

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Scranton 1

“181447 Austrians behind their breastworks at the Sa(n?v?u?)e River near the Austrian frontier”