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Jeffrey Magut

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Jeffrey Magut

World War One studio photographs are excellent sources for uniform and insignia details. Here's a favorite of mine: Lt. Bradley B. Hammond, an observer assigned to the French Day Bombing Escadrille. Twice awarded the Croix de Guerre, once for bringing back his burning plane safely after the pilot was wounded.

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Jeffrey Magut

Another favorite of mine..Victory McMillan, of 505th Engineer Service Batt. His French style cap has the numbers attached to it.

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Greg Sebring

This is my neighbors Grandfather, Pvt. Albert Summers. He was a member of the "Lost Battalion" and received the Distinguished Service Cross. This photo is in a large frame so you also see reflections from the glass covering it. She has the complete uniform, DSC award certificate, and original discharge papers. An incredible grouping.

 

Greg

 

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Moderator - please move this post to the WWI studio portrait thread...I punched the wrong button and didn't mean to start a new topic.

 

Greg

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Greg..Obviuosly 77th Infantry by the shoulder patch....but what exactly was the story behind the Lost Battalion Please ?

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

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Greg Sebring
Greg..Obviuosly 77th Infantry by the shoulder patch....but what exactly was the story behind the Lost Battalion Please ?

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

 

Lloyd,

 

In the interest of saving space on this new great forum, I've added a link to a site that explains this heroic outfit. I hope you enjoy browsing it.

 

http://www.homestead.com/prosites-johnrcot..._battalion.html

 

Greg

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Thanks Greg....being British obviously my families lost generations were on the Somme Killing Fields 7 members being killed from July 1916 to November 1916.So i take more than a passing interest in WW1

 

But will do some looking into the 77ths Lost battalion..thank you for the link.

 

regards

 

Lloyd

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Here's one I sold a while ago... Unnamed, but I still liked it. It came in one of those fancy folders...

 

I think I have another named one I'll dig out of my albums later.

 

Adam

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Here's my named picture, I picked this up in an antique shop in Tennessee this summer. The other side of the card says "Taken Sept 8, 1917." The front seems to say "Compliments To Mr + Mrs G.H. Wynn + Children from W. Benjamin Wynn, 114th F.A. Band, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.C."

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Jeffrey Magut

Adam, great pic. This thread is shaping up nicely. Don't stop now, let's see some more! Here's Sgt. Earle A. Beckwith, Medical Corps, who served at Gen. Hosp. #16.

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Greg Sebring

I had a Great Great Uncle who was a cook at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have no idea what kind of service he saw. I have three good photos of him. One is in cooks garb at Fort Custer. One shows him missing an index finger. These pictures were found in an old photo album my Grandmother compiled.

 

Greg

 

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I have acquired quite a few studio images unrelated to my project. A few of these were taken off the internet and I do not have the original image.

 

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Two medical corps Doughboys. The soldier with the field equipment wears a pistol belt and holstered pistol under hospitalman's belt.

 

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Championhilz

This is my grandfather, Lynnly C. Adams, who was a fireman 3rd Class on the Armored Cruiser USS Seattle. His ship did convoy escort duty during WW I and after the conflict ended transported thousands of American troops back to the United States. The picture was taken in Philadelphia in early 1918.

 

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Championhilz

Here's another one I picked up recently at a local flea market of an Air Service officer:

 

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This is my Grandfather Joseph M. Bathe. I believe this was taken during his training, probably at Newport. He was a Seaman 2nd Class on the USS Canonicus, part of the Yankee Mining Squadron in the North Sea.

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I had a Great Great Uncle who was a cook at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have no idea what kind of service he saw. I have three good photos of him. One is in cooks garb at Fort Custer. One shows him missing an index finger. These pictures were found in an old photo album my Grandmother compiled.

 

Greg

 

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These two are great! How old was he on 1917? Maybe he saw service in Span-AM?

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Some really nice photographs everyone! Here is my only WWI studio photograph so far..of course you know the division! :rolleyes:

 

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Jeffrey Magut

There's one of a member of 1st New Hampshire Infantry Regiment just prior to Federalization in 1917. Nice NH insignia.

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Here are a few shots I have in my collection, Marines, of course. The first is a as yet unidentified WW1 era USMC Brigadier General I just recently picked up.

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Here is a second. This one is un-named as well, but I do have some interesting history on his service. Supposedly he served through WW1 and after his enlistment was up, re-enlisted in the Coast Guard. Several years following the War, he accidentally fell overboard and drowned.

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