World War I Soldier Photographs (Individuals)

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A digitized collection of World War I portraits that were given to the State Library by the Boston Globe in 1935. The photographs are primarily of members of the 101st Field Artillery, 101st Engineers, 102nd Field Artillery, and the 104th Infantry of the 26th (Yankee) Division. Although there are a few candid snapshots in the collection, most of the photographs seem to be professional portraits taken for military record, displaying the soldier’s name, rank, unit and division. If the newspaper published a story about a soldier (usually if he had received a promotion or had been wounded or killed), the photo is accompanied by a "cut slip" with more information on the soldier's service and the article that appeared in the Globe. Some of the photos are also accompanied by a metal plate used for printing the picture in the newspaper. Each picture represents one of the many stories to be told about soldiers in the Great War.


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