NYC Municipal Archives Collections
Mayors' Reception Committee-Returning Soldiers, 1918-1921. 167 images in collection; 167 in gallery. Separated from the correspondence files of the Mayor's Committee on Receptions to Distinguished Guests, the collection is mainly comprised of 8" x 10" gelatin-silver prints depicting soldiers returning from World War I. It includes photographs of parades, receptions for military leaders and pictures of vaudeville entertainers performing for wounded soldiers. Professional news agencies such as Underwood & Underwood, and International Newsreels supplied many of the photographs.