Emil Görling Papers, 1916-1918

Manuscript Collection #1200

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  • Box 1
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    • Folder a  (1 item digitized)
      • Gelatin photograph of 9 men, in uniform (possibly soldiers) sitting on a mountain top with mountainous terrain in the background. There is one line of writing on the back in German. Undated.  (item #1)
      • Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers, possibly digging trenches. Horses can be seen in the trench as well as tree roots, logs and other debris. Writing on the front and back in German suggests the photograph was taken in Noyon. Undated.  (item #3)
      • Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers standing/sitting in front of a one story building. German writing in purple ink on the back. Undated.  (item #4)
      • Gelatin photograph of soldiers in uniform walking down a city street. Horses pulling a wagon and women sitting in chairs (possibly mending clothes) can be seen off the left side. Writing is located on the back in German as is the date "24 8.18." August 8 1918   (item #5)
      • Gelatin photograph of destruction of city/town. Damaged buildings an be seen in the background as well as building debris in the foreground. Soldiers can be seen looking through the wreckage. Horses can be seen, both alive and seemingly dead on the ground. Writing on the front and back in German suggests this photograph was taken in Noyon in 1918.   (item #6)
      • Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers standing next to what is possibly a train siding/platform. On top of the train are the army wagons, covered and ready for transport. One solider is sitting down in front playing his guitar. There is one small line of German writing on the back. Undated.  (item #7)
      • Gelatin photograph of five uniformed soldiers standing under and near a hallowed out stone structure. Debris can be seen in the foreground and the background. This is one of the two postcards that was posted and the post date reads as "1.12.17".There is writing on the back in German and it was posted to "Ewald Görling" in "Hamburg". It is stamped "S. B. 1.M.G.E. Res.-Inf.-Regt. 64." on back. December 1, 1917.  (item #8)
      • Gelatin photograph of a destroyed church. The focus of the photograph is the crumbling archways and iron gating. A crucifix can be seen in the upper left corner hanging on what is left of the walls. There is writing on the back in German, as well as one line on the bottom of the photograph on the front. Undated.  (item #9)
      • Gelatin photograph of a group of soldiers, most in uniform, standing around a decorated Christmas tree. A sign in front of the tree reads "Gesegnete Deihnachten 1916". One man in the middle on the right is holding a small puppy in his arms. There is writing on the back in German. 1916.  (item #10)
      • Gelatin photograph of five uniformed soldiers standing in a wooded area. One soldier is sitting in front playing an accordion. Undated.  (item #11)
      • Gelatin photograph of uniformed soldiers walking around in a debris ridden battlefield. In the foreground you can see a large mud puddle with a dead horse lying partially in it. Also in the foreground is a man who is either wounded or dead. There is writing on the front and back in German. The date on the back is written as "19.8" and the word "Noyon" is also seen. August 19, 1918.  (item #12)
      • Gelatin photograph of soldiers in a debris ridden battlefield. Trees in the background have been destroyed and there are tipped over wagons and dead horses on the ground. On the left hand side in the foreground there is a small animal, possibly a dog, that lies dead. The word "Noyon" appears on both the front and back in German writing along with more German writing. Undated.  (item #13)
      • Gelatin photograph of a uniformed soldier standing in front of a partially destroyed building, possibly a home. The soldier appears to be holding something in his arms. There is writing on both the front and back in German. The word "Noyon" appears on the back. Undated.  (item #14)
      • Postcard of a museum building in Berlin, Germany. On the right is a large statue of a man on a horse with people surrounding him in a separate monument. On the bottom is printed "Berlin. Altes Museum mit Denkmal Friedrich Wilhelm III." Undated.  (item #15)
      • Postcard of a triangular monument set in front of a stone wall. Four uniformed soldiers appear in the foreground sitting in front of an iron fence, one holding a small dog. A statue of a lion lying down with flowers or branches on top of him sits in front of the monument. On the top right hand side is written "Monument am Predil". This monument is also called the "Sleeping Lion" and is in memory of Captain Hermann V. Hermannsdorf. The monument is located in Slovenia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hauptmann_Hermann_Kriegsdenkmal_Predil_30092005_02.jpg) 1915-1916.  (item #16)
      • Postcard of winter scene. A horse and carriage carries people in a snow covered town. Buildings and carriages are also covered in snow. The words "Brotfabrik Baranowitschi" is printed in the upper left on the front. This is the second of two cards that was posted. There is handwriting on the back in German and it is posted to a "Görling" in "Hamburg." The postmark date is "5.12.16." December 5, 1916.  (item #17)
      • Postcard of an aerial view of a town. Tops of homes can be seen as well as a small bridge, a river and trees that are starting to bloom. In the upper left is printed "Thiaucourt-Totalansicht." There is writing on the back in German. Undated.  (item #18)
      • WWI Scene of Devastation in Noyon, France   (item #2)
        Gelatin photograph of the destruction of a building, possibly a church. On the back is written "Noyon. April, 18." April 18, 1918.

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