Multimedia Materials on Woodrow Wilson’s Voyage to France 1918

The following materials supplement my lecture “Discovering President Wilson’s Voyage to France, 1918” given at The President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019.


President Woodrow Wilson Enroute to Paris, December 4-15, 1918

The Reception of President Woodrow Wilson on his Arrival in Paris, December 16, 1918


God Be With You Till We Meet Again, performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

This is the anthem sung by the President and First Lady, their guests and VIPs, officers, and sailors on the ship on December 12th, 1918, the final night of the voyage. The President’s friend and personal physician, Dr. Grayson, would later say “The farewell was inspiring and touching to all of us.”


U.S. Signal Corps Photographs of President Wilson


What follows below are the pages of “The Historical Trip of the U.S.S.S. George Washington” by Yeoman 2nd Class Jeremiah A. Walsh. This is the most detailed account known of the voyage and is published here for the first time.

Bibliographic Citation: Jeremiah A. Walsh, “The Historical Trip of the U.S.S. George Washington ” n.d., entry 520, box 1124, file 2, Subject Files 1911–1927: U.S. Naval Vessels, Record Group 45, National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

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An eclectic compendium of short, illustrated essays about the celebrities, buildings, gardens, art, books and more that help define America's Gilded Age.