American Soldiers with Woman During World War I

Dublin Core


American Soldiers with Woman During World War I

Alternative Title

WWI Soldiers with Woman


World War I, 1914-1918
Soldiers--United States
United States. Army


Two American soldiers, presumably the Gormley brothers, with a woman during World War I. It is also likely that the woman photographed is a relative of the Gormleys. Charles Ernest Gormley and George Gormley were originally from Kansas, but moved to Sanford, Florida, with their family shortly before WWI. The brothers served alongside each other in France from August 13, 1917, to April 14, 1919. Charles' daughter, Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee, was the contributor of this photograph.

Before entering World War I, the United States maintained a policy of neutrality, although the U.S. continued to supply the Allies: Great Britan, France, and Russia. The U.S. officially entered the war on April 6, 1917, in response to Germany's return to all-out submarine warfare on all commercial ships sailing for Great Britain and Germany's offer for military alliance to Mexico via the Zimmerman Telegram. The U.S. mobilized over four million military personnel through the course of American involvement in the war and lost 110,000 casualties. The U.S. vastly expanded its government and dramatically increase the size of its military during World War I.I.


Original 2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.
Reprinted 4 x 6 inch black and white photograph, February 6, 2007: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Date Created

ca. 1917-1919


Lee, Luticia "Tish" Gormley

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph.
Digital reproduction of reprinted 4 x 6 inch black and white photograph, February 6, 2007.

Is Part Of

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




115 KB
218 KB


2.25 x 3.25 inch black and white photograph
4 x 6 inch black and white photograph




Still Image


Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher


Inherited by uticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by uticia "Tish" Gormley Lee and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee

External Reference

Keith, Jeanette. Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South During the First World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Carlisle, Rodney P. Sovereignty at Sea U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.



Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.25 x 3.25 inches



Transcribe This Item

  1. HH00042.jpg
  2. HH00043.pdf