Collection photo # 2015.03.01 - Army vs Navy boxing match on board USS President Lincoln, Navy on the right.
One photo album related to the service of Ralph Ludlum on board USS President Lincoln during World War I, donated by James Vazquez, a friend of Ludlum’s descendants. Photos cover three trans-Atlantic trips, with a note that photos were not allowed on a fourth voyage, when the ship was sunk. Shown are gun crews in action, Army troops during transport across the Atlantic, boxing, radio room, soldiers/sailors eating, Major General J. Franklin Bell. Locations shown include Hoboken, NJ; St. Nazaire and Brest, France; New York City.Several photos of civilians who appear to be family and friends back home. Also seen is USS Leviathan (ID #1326), USS Covington (ID #1409), USS President Grant (SP-3014), USS Finland (ID #4543). Newspaper clippings of the sinking. Various paperwork belonging to Ludlum, some related to his World War I service, some circa 1940’s and unrelated to his service. Album was disassembled due to deterioration.