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Here's an obscure one...... an American Library Association (ALA) librarian. americanlibrary422.jpg

And one of my favorites!

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Today's offering is a bit of a head scratcher. Identified as Mrs. (Dr. Louis) Florence Marie Rocovieri of San Francisco, I don't know what uniform she is wearing. She appears to be working in the War Savings Service program.

 

I zoomed in on her hat and it looks like a medical caduceus insignia on her hat. I tried to zoom in on the pin on her lapel but can't tell what it says. I will look thru some of my books. Can you tell any of the letters on the pin on her lapel?

 

....Kat

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And one of my favorites!

Mine too!

 

Brennan, I was hoping you'd post some of your "obscurities". Thought of you when this topic came up ?

 

- Chuck

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I zoomed in on her hat and it looks like a medical caduceus insignia on her hat. I tried to zoom in on the pin on her lapel but can't tell what it says. I will look thru some of my books. Can you tell any of the letters on the pin on her lapel?

 

....Kat

"W.S.S" War Savings Service

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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A YMCA lady attached to the 2nd Division

 

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301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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This one was really hard to research. It came with a bunch of photos of a bakery and butchery....... at first I thought she was a nurse, but she's actually a dietician. The cuff band on the left sleeve gave it away. The lack of insignia is because she wasn't enrolled in the Red Cross. If she was, she would've been able to sport US collar insignia and a caduceus with a D.

 

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That certainly does look like it could be a French aviation badge.

I'm in love with another woman; just don't tell my wife

It looks like she has two overseas chevrons to boot.

 

This image is more proof that auxiliary units, like the ARC, wanted a way to identify themselves as serving alongside a particular branch of service.

 

Superb image by the way!

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HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
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Here's a rough OCR (optical character recognition) transcript of a newspaper article about Miss Marzita Savord:

 

MARZITA SAVARD SEES DELEGATES TO PEACE MEET 1 There Is still one Sandusky Red Cross worker overseas. She Is Miss . Marzita Savord, daughter of Mr. und ! Mrs. A. J. Savord of W. Monroe Bt., 1 who is employed as a departmental secretary In the RedCross offices at Paris. Miss Savord, has been overseas for the past year and a half stationed in France's capitol city has had unusual opportunity to see many interesting sights. In a letter which has Just been received by her parents she says that she. together with the other Red Cross workers In the city, was given a ticket to the palace during the time of the signing of the peace treaty and that she saw all of the famous delegates as they entered and left the building. According to Miss Savord there is still much lied Cross work to be completed and she does not expi that her office will be closed heft tin - lattw WW of aVpwaa);.

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Brennan -

 

Who could ask for more?!

What an awesome, identified portrait. This one has me tickled...

 

- Chuck

WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
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Here's a really obscure wartime group..... Emergency Drivers of Chicago. I snagged this shot as a BIN on eBay a few years back for less than $10 and was able to ID the woman as a Miss Florence Spofford. The photo has seen better days, but it's a good shot of an obscure uniform.

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Here's a really obscure wartime group..... Emergency Drivers of Chicago. I snagged this shot as a BIN on eBay a few years back for less than $10 and was able to ID the woman as a Miss Florence Spofford. The photo has seen better days, but it's a good shot of an obscure uniform.

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Obscure doesn't even begin to describe it...

 

You guys are amazing me with these latest posts. I thought I had a handle on most of the auxiliary units out there. But after recent events, I realize just how little I know about these supporting organizations during the war. Thanks!

- Chuck

WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Brennan: Two very NICE images of wildly obscure units! Thanks so much for posting.

 

John

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unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Obscure doesn't even begin to describe it...

 

You guys are amazing me with these latest posts. I thought I had a handle on most of the auxiliary units out there. But after recent events, I realize just how little I know about these supporting organizations during the war. Thanks!

- Chuck

Same here! There are some amazing images in this thread!

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No information on location or identification on this photo of YMCA men.

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Some Ambulance Drivers of the Womens Volunteer Motor Corps

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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I hope this fits the bill...

A Salvation Army couple and their kids in a stateside studio.

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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KofC HQ in Antwerp, Belgium

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Thanks Brennan. Can't keep up with your posts, though, since you personally put quite a dent in that part of my collection ?

But I think I have a few more I can contribute to John's excellent thread:

 

Two gals showing their support for the war effort.

 

-Chuck

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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