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Josephus Daniels

Publisher, Secretary of the Navy, White Supremacist, Democrat.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1910
Daniels, Secty. J
Josephus Daniels (May 18, 1862 – January 15, 1948) was an American newspaper editor and publisher. He controlled the Raleigh News and Observer, at the time North Carolina's largest newspaper, for decades.

Daniels was a vehement white supremacist and segregationist. He believed that "the greatest folly and crime" in U.S. history was giving Negroes the vote. He and his newspaper "championed the white supremacy cause in frequent news reports, vigorously worded editorials, provocative letters, and vicious front-page cartoons that called attention to what the newspaper called the horrors of 'negro rule.'" Daniels argued that as long as African Americans had any political power, they would block progressive reforms.

A Democrat, he was appointed by United States President Woodrow Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. He became a close friend and supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as his Assistant Secretary of the Navy and later was elected as United States President.

As Secretary of the Navy, Daniels handled policy and formalities in World War I while his top aide, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, handled the major wartime decisions. In North Carolina in the early 20th century, he had been a leading progressive, supporting public schools and public works, and calling for more regulation of trusts and railroads. He supported prohibition and women's suffrage and used his newspapers to support the regular Democratic Party ticket. He was a powerful supporter of the Ku Klux Klan although never a member.

The "white supremacy" campaign led to Democratic victories in 1898 and 1900. Having regained control of the state legislature, the Democrats passed a suffrage amendment raising barriers to voter registration, which affected most African Americans in the state. Later in life, Daniels admitted that the paper was occasionally excessive in its bias toward Democrats and that stories were not fully researched before publication and probably could not be 'sustained in a court of justice.

After leaving government service in 1921, Daniels resumed the editorship of the Raleigh News and Observer. Daniels strongly supported Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt for president in 1932. The News and Observer remained under Daniels' family control until 1995.

Josephus Daniels looked a lot like Kevin Spacey who played Frank Underwood, South Carolina Democrat in the House of Cards.
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Josephus Daniels at 10

Josephus Daniels at 10

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Josephus Daniels in 1881

Josephus Daniels in 1881

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... more

Josephus Daniels in 1881

Josephus Daniels in 1881

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... more

Josephus Daniels 189- with his first child

Josephus Daniels 189- with his first child

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Title devised by Library staff based on identification in similar neg. LC-H261-29727. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harri... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Title devised by Library staff based on identification in similar neg. LC-H261-29727. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harri... more

Josephus Daniels & Henry Ford

Josephus Daniels & Henry Ford

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Informal group on deck of warship; Franklin D. Roosevelt on left; Josephus Daniels in center

Informal group on deck of warship; Franklin D. Roosevelt on left; Jose...

Photo by Harris & Ewing This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Josephus Daniels on U.S.S. Wyoming, looking through telescope

Josephus Daniels on U.S.S. Wyoming, looking through telescope

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Copy. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the Nation... more

Sec'y Daniels and wife

Sec'y Daniels and wife

Photograph shows Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) who served as Secretary of the Navy during World War I, walking with his wife Addie Worth Bagley Daniels (1869-1943). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title f... more

Group: includes William Jennings Bryan (at desk, 2nd from right); and Josephus Daniels, middle of 2nd row

Group: includes William Jennings Bryan (at desk, 2nd from right); and ...

Title devised by Library staff based on other photos of Bryan and Daniels in the collection. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Negative is 8.5 x 6.5 in. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General inf... more

Sec. of the Navy Josephus Daniels drawing draft capsules

Sec. of the Navy Josephus Daniels drawing draft capsules

Title devised by Library staff with information from negative or negative sleeve for related neg. LC-H25-2667. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Mrs. Josephus Daniels

Mrs. Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

[Young men in uniform]

[Young men in uniform]

Some of the sitters posed with rifles. Probably forms part of Josephus Daniels Collection. Source information based on photo mounting technique. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948.

Josephus Daniels and group

Josephus Daniels and group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Josephus Daniels and group

Josephus Daniels and group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

LT. Com. L.C. Fuller, Robt. A. Miller, T.C. Burke, Frank S. Meyers, J.A. Stevenson, Oglesby Young, C.L. McKenna, Clarence L. Reames, Frank T. Berry, F.C. Whitten, D.T. Sherbett, Josephus Daniels, C.E. Welter, C.C. Chapman

LT. Com. L.C. Fuller, Robt. A. Miller, T.C. Burke, Frank S. Meyers, J....

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Josephus Daniels and group

Josephus Daniels and group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. SEN. WILLARD SAULSBURY; JOSEPHUS DANIELS OF NORTH CAROLINA; EDWIN A. NEWMAN OF D.C.; EDWIN O. WOOD OF MICHIGAN

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. SEN. WILLARD SAULSBURY; JOSEPHUS DANIE...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Nat. Women's Defense League shown Josephus Daniels

Nat. Women's Defense League shown Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Photograph published in The Sunday Oregonian, Aug. 25, 1912 where article states that the photograph was "made today." Forms part of: George Gr... more

Daniels, Secty. J

Daniels, Secty. J

Three-quarter-length portrait of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels wearing a light-colored suit. Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Date from period when Daniels served as Secretary of t... more

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS, TARGET PRACTICE

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS, TARGET PRACTICE

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Flag Day, 1914, Josephus Daniels speaking

Flag Day, 1914, Josephus Daniels speaking

Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan seated on left side of platform outside the State, War, and Navy Department, Washington, D.C.; crowd listening. No. 28977. National Photo Company Collection.

Secy Daniels, Eleanor Siebert and Gov. Oddie

Secy Daniels, Eleanor Siebert and Gov. Oddie

Photograph shows Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) with Nevada Governor Tasker Oddie (1870-1950) and his niece, Eleanor Siebert at the launching of the USS Nevada, July 11, 1914. (Source: Flic... more

Josephus Daniels & wife, Thos. Edison & wife

Josephus Daniels & wife, Thos. Edison & wife

Photograph shows Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels (1862 -1948) and his wife (Addie Worth Bagley Daniels) and Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) with his wife (Mina Miller). The group was visiting the Brookly... more

Sec'y Daniels -- 5 mins. After sending blockade order to Adm. Fletcher

Sec'y Daniels -- 5 mins. After sending blockade order to Adm. Fletcher

Photo shows Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) who served as Secretary of the Navy in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part... more

Secy Daniels, Eleanor Siebert [and] Gov. Oddie

Secy Daniels, Eleanor Siebert [and] Gov. Oddie

Photograph shows Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) with Nevada Governor Tasker Oddie (1870-1950) and his niece, Eleanor Siebert at the launching of the USS Nevada, July 11, 1914. (Source: Flick... more

"No drink in the Navy," says Daniels / Hy Mayer ; by Hy Mayer.

"No drink in the Navy," says Daniels / Hy Mayer ; by Hy Mayer.

Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with a battleship at center surrounded by an "Auxiliary Fleet" that serves alcoholic beverages to sailors; includes an outer ring of scenes about alcohol and the sea, one s... more

Sec'y. Daniels & Gov. Glynn, 1914

Sec'y. Daniels & Gov. Glynn, 1914

Photograph shows Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) and New York State Governor Martin Henry Glynn (1871-1924) in New York City, during the procession before the National Memorial Service on May... more

John E. Sloane & wife, Sec'y Daniels & wife, Thos. Edison & wife

John E. Sloane & wife, Sec'y Daniels & wife, Thos. Edison & wife

Photograph shows airplane manufacturer John Eyre Sloane (1886-1970), and his wife (Madeline Edison); Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels (1862 -1948) and his wife (Addie Worth Bagley Daniels); and Thomas Al... more

Woodrow Wilson and some of his associates: William J. Bryan, Josephus Daniels, Breckinridge Long, William Phillips, and Franklin D. Roosevelt - photo. taken at the State Department, June 14, 1914

Woodrow Wilson and some of his associates: William J. Bryan, Josephus ...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item, with subsequent revisions. In album: Woodrow Wilson, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company. National Photo Company Collection (Library of ... more

Group includes Josephus Daniels at head of table; and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Group includes Josephus Daniels at head of table; and Franklin D. Roos...

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Laying keel of "California"

Laying keel of "California"

Photographs show crowds at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico). Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels attended the ceremo... more

Secy Daniel at Keel-laying of CALIF.

Secy Daniel at Keel-laying of CALIF.

Photographs show Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico), Oct. 14... more

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHAN DANIELS

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHA...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Josephus Daniels, Franklin D. Roosevelt with trophy, with group

Josephus Daniels, Franklin D. Roosevelt with trophy, with group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Josephus Daniels with baseball players

Josephus Daniels with baseball players

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHAN DANIELS

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHA...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

[Naval ceremony]

[Naval ceremony]

Photographer's address: 1034 Park Ave., N.Y. Photo no. 114P. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information and date derived from shelflist card for LOT 5400 and photo mounting technique. Transfer... more

N.C. Naval Reserves, Camp Glenn, 1915

N.C. Naval Reserves, Camp Glenn, 1915

Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information derived from photo mounting technique.

BASEBALL, PROFESSIONAL FRONT: ROBERT N. HARPER; WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN; JOSEPHUS DANIELS; C.K. BERRYMAN. REAR: UNIDENTIFIED; BAKER OF CALIFORNIA; JAMES HARRINGTON COVINGTON OF MARYLAND; FRANKLIN K. LANE

BASEBALL, PROFESSIONAL FRONT: ROBERT N. HARPER; WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Laying keel of "California"

Laying keel of "California"

Photographs show crowds at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico). Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels attended the ceremo... more

Josephus Daniels? right; Admiral Henry Wilson in background?

Josephus Daniels? right; Admiral Henry Wilson in background?

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Josephus Daniels and Group

Josephus Daniels and Group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

John J. Pershing, unidentified, and Josephus Daniels, with group. Mount Vernon, Virginia

John J. Pershing, unidentified, and Josephus Daniels, with group. Moun...

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Adm. Usher -- Sec'y Daniels

Adm. Usher -- Sec'y Daniels

Photographs show Admiral Nathaniel Riley Usher (1855-1931) and Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (lat... more

Laying Keel of U.S.S. "California"

Laying Keel of U.S.S. "California"

Photographs show workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico). Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels attended the cerem... more

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHAN DANIELS

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHA...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Flowers at George Washington's tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia; Josephus Daniels, 2nd from right

Flowers at George Washington's tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia; Josephus ...

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Crowd and photographers assembled at pier; Josephus Daniels? speaking

Crowd and photographers assembled at pier; Josephus Daniels? speaking

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Group; Josephus Daniels, left. White House, Washington, D.C.

Group; Josephus Daniels, left. White House, Washington, D.C.

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Unidentified Officer and Josephus Daniels

Unidentified Officer and Josephus Daniels

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Group of Naval Officers with Josephus Daniels in front, Washington, D.C.

Group of Naval Officers with Josephus Daniels in front, Washington, D....

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Gen. Johnson & Sec'y Daniels

Gen. Johnson & Sec'y Daniels

Photograph shows Josephus Daniels (1862-1948), Secretary of the Navy and Brigadier General Evan M. Johnson (d. 1923). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2016) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on ... more

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHAN DANIELS

DANIELS, FRANK A. SON OF JOSEPHUS DANIELS. RIGHT, WITH BROTHER JONATHA...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Laying Keel of U.S.S. "California"

Laying Keel of U.S.S. "California"

Photographs show workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico). Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels attended the cerem... more

Secy Daniel at Keel-laying of CALIF

Secy Daniel at Keel-laying of CALIF

Photographs show Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the ceremony to mark the laying of the keel of the USS California (later renamed the USS New Mexico), Oct. 14... more

John J. Pershing, unidentified, and Josephus Daniels, with group

John J. Pershing, unidentified, and Josephus Daniels, with group

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

Mrs. Josephus Daniels

Mrs. Josephus Daniels

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

LANSING, ROBERT, SECRETARY OF STATE, 1915 - 1920. HALF HIDDEN WITH JOSEPHUS DANIELS, W. B. WILSON, ETC. LANE, FRANKLIN K., INTERSTATE COM. COMMR., 1905-1913. SEC. OF INTERIOR, 1913-1920.12 OF FACE ON LEFT MARGIN

LANSING, ROBERT, SECRETARY OF STATE, 1915 - 1920. HALF HIDDEN WITH JOS...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Josephus Daniels at lunch

Josephus Daniels at lunch

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... more

[Naval personnel, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.]

[Naval personnel, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.]

Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948. No. 55-100. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information derived from photo mounting technique. Date range based on known Daniels' visits to Academy.

First Naval District, The Cadet School, Nov. 7, 1917 (Harvard University)

First Naval District, The Cadet School, Nov. 7, 1917 (Harvard Universi...

Photographers' address: 21 West St., Boston. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information derived from shelflist card for LOT 5400. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948.

U.S. Naval Rifle Range, Camp Logan, Ill.; Ensign S.M. Abrams, commanding officer

U.S. Naval Rifle Range, Camp Logan, Ill.; Ensign S.M. Abrams, commandi...

Formation photograph of anchor and target. In album: Living and symbolic design photographs, composed of officers and men in U.S. Army and Navy service, presented to Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy... more

Council of National Defense - Council of National Defense and Advisory Commission

Council of National Defense - Council of National Defense and Advisory...

Original Caption: Council of National Defense and Advisory Commission. Seated left to right, Secy. David F. Houston, (Agriculture) Secy. Josephus Daniels (Navy) Secy. Newton d. Baker, (War) Secy. William B. Wil... more

Y.M.C.A. emblem formed by officers, men, and camp activity workers at Camp Wheeler, Ga.: Lt. Gen. J.B. Moss [commanding]

Y.M.C.A. emblem formed by officers, men, and camp activity workers at ...

Formation photograph. In album: Living and symbolic design photographs, composed of officers and men in U.S. Army and Navy service, presented to Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, by John D. Thomas a... more

Training battalion, Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Va., Dec. 1917

Training battalion, Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Va., Dec. 191...

Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948. Photographer's address: 613 14 St., Wash., D.C. No. 1075. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information derived from shelflist card for LOT 5400 and the ph... more

GROUP AT MOUNT VERNON

GROUP AT MOUNT VERNON

Photo shows a big group of Belgian and Russian war mission members, US military officers, two cabinet members, and several members of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association posed in front of Mount Vernon. Front ro... more

Daniels visits RECRUIT

Daniels visits RECRUIT

Photograph shows crowd gathered to hear Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) during his visit to the U.S.S. Recruit, a fake battleship built in Union Square, New York City by the Navy to recruit s... more

4th Liberty Loan parade, St. Helena Training Station

4th Liberty Loan parade, St. Helena Training Station

Title transcribed from item. Printed under title: "In front, Cap't. F.L. Chadwick, Lieut. G.W. Pounder, Boatswain, J.H. Granholm; St. Helena Training Staion, Oct. 11, 1918". Printed on image at right: "Photo, G... more

Capt. D. E. Dismukes and officers, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, Oct. 30, 1918

Capt. D. E. Dismukes and officers, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, Oct. 30, 1918

Photographers' address: Boston, Mass. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collectoin. Donor information derived from photo mounting technique. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948.

The case of Sergeant Delaney

The case of Sergeant Delaney

Printed by Bolton Brown. Bellows, 140. Signed with initials on stone; signed in pencil by artist and printer. Pencil dedication in the artist's hand; To Josephus Daniels Esq. with my compliments. Title and othe... more

Capt. D. E. Dismukes, Commander A. Staton and Chief Petty Officers, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, October 30, 1918

Capt. D. E. Dismukes, Commander A. Staton and Chief Petty Officers, U....

Photographers' address: Boston, Mass. Forms part of Josephus Daniels collection. Donor information derived from photo mounting technique. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1948.

The Human U.S. Shield; 30,000 officers and men, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich; Brig. Gen. Howard L. Lauback, commanding

The Human U.S. Shield; 30,000 officers and men, Camp Custer, Battle Cr...

Formation photograph of shield. In album: Living and symbolic design photographs, composed of officers and men in U.S. Army and Navy service, presented to Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, by John D... more