On November 11, 1918, Armistice was declared ending the First World War. We now celebrate this day as Veteran’s Day in the United States.
The first photo shows the day’s Oakland Tribune newspaper.
In the second photo, people flood the streets at 13th and Broadway in celebration.
Oakland Tribune trucks participated in an impromptu parade in the third photo. Note the masks many are wearing to prevent the infection of influenza. 1918 was a time of a widespread Spanish Flu.
Further reading about the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918
(Photos by Mose L. Cohen / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)