Full-length photographs of single soldiers almost always reveal an interesting array of detail regarding the uniform, equipment, insignia and weapons utilized by America's military men at any given time. Because of this, I thought it might be interesting to start a thread showing such photos depicting soldiers from the early part of the 20th century, i.e. from the Spanish American War through to the end of World War I.
Keep in mind that "full-length" means that the entire soldier from the bottom of his shoes (or boots) to the top of his head (or hat) should be included within the confines of the image.
Soldiers from all branches of America's armed forces (Navy, Marine Corps, Army, etc.) are welcome.
If you are able, please post the soldier's name (if known), the organization to which he (or she) belonged (if known) and the location or context of the photo (if known).
Thanks for participating & looking … World War I Nerd
I'll start things off, in no particular order, with a few images of my own ...
Up first is an image of Al Stajack of the Coast Artillery Corps (CAC).
What's interesting about this photo is the double insignia visible on the left sleeve. the insignia are comprised of a Mechanic's Chevron and a 2nd Class Gunner's Chevron - both of which were used by the CAC between 1904 and 1917. He's also wearing two non-regulation lapel pins above his left breast pocket, one shaped like an eagle and the other round. The resolution is such that neither pin can be identified. The only visible collar disc is the U.S. disc on the collar.