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Yeah...that's one of those eureka moments that we all know and cherish in the hobby. I was very fortunate to stumble upon a similar studio image of Kindley, but wearing a visor cap. Thank you for that opportunity, Brennan!

 

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

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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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Unnamed photo I picked up off ebay for $1 before Christmas. Got it, looked behind the image (I thought you were only supposed to do that with cased images?!) And found the Christmas note. Based on where the seller bought this, I was able to identify him as Cpl Walter Eagle, Co G 168th Infantry (3rd Iowa).

 

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Fairly clear image, my cellphone camera couldn't capture as well as a scan.

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My first shot of 2018. One of my favorite gas mask shots in the collection. Taken in France, must be pretty early on in the war. He refers to the mask as a "gas helmet".

 

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Great photo; looks like a British gas mask and an enlisted service coat with cuff braid added and officer's pin-on rank and collar insignia.

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This is not a WWI period portrait....but Major General Paul B. Malone definitely had some WWI experience!

 

Malone (1872-1960, born in Middletown, New York) served in the Spanish-American War and commanded troops in the key battles in France in World War I (Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne), where he was brevetted to Brigadier General.

 

He really had beautiful handwriting too!!

 

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Check out these portrait shots from my collection being used by Metallica in their current European Tour! They're a mix of US and other nationalities.

 

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Are they used for the duration of the concert or just for the performance of "One?"

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YMCA officer sporting a beautiful bullion District of Paris shoulder patch during a sitting at the famous R.Sobol studio.

Hi. This photo is beautiful. Where have you heard about this R. Sobol photo studio ? Do you own any other photos shot by this studio during WWI ? Thank you

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Col John V. Clinnin, 130th Infantry Regt., 33rd Division

 

 

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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
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Los Angeles Express press photo of Sgt. Johnny Beckett "wearing his 'tin hat'." The Sept 26, 1918, release states that Beckett was the captain of the U of Oregon football team and is currently a lieutenant in the USMC.

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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
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Los Angeles Express press photo of Sgt. Johnny Beckett "wearing his 'tin hat'." The Sept 26, 1918, release states that Beckett was the captain of the U of Oregon football team and is currently a lieutenant in the USMC.

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That definitely isn't a Mk. I or m1917 helmet. I suspect it's made of fiberboard, and I've seen similar "helmets" being worn by Marines in southern California.

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