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Automatic pistol issued by US Army during WWI to Charles H. Houston

Created by:
Colt's Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1855  Search this
Owned by:
Charles Hamilton Houston, American, 1895 - 1951  Search this
Issued by:
United States Armed Forces, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
metal and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 1/2 × 11 1/4 × 1 1/2 in. (14 × 28.6 × 3.8 cm)
Type:
pistols
Place made:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
France, Europe
Date:
January 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr. and Dr. Rosemary Jagus
Object number:
2018.59.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
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Batouala

Published by:
Thomas Seltzer Inc., 1919 - 1926  Search this
Written by:
René Maran, French Guyanese, 1887 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 5/8 × 5 1/4 × 1 3/8 in. (19.4 × 13.3 × 3.5 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Date:
1922
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Literature  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.65
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.65
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Army and Navy Diary Including French-English Words

Title:
WWI diary of Roy Underwood Plummer
Written by:
Roy Underwood Plummer, American, 1896 - 1966  Search this
Published by:
Stanton and Van Vliet Co., American, ca. 1905 - ca. 1927  Search this
Medium:
cloth , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (closed): 5 9/16 × 3 11/16 × 11/16 in. (14.1 × 9.4 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
diaries
Place used:
France, Europe
Date:
1917-1919
Topic:
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Language  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Men  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the family of Robert L. Plummer, Sr.
Object number:
2019.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.14

World War I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage Medal issued to Mrs. Margaret A. Neal

Manufactured by:
Bailey Banks & Biddle, American, founded 1832  Search this
Owned by:
Margaret A. Neal, American  Search this
Subject of:
Second Lieutenant Ralph T. Neal, American, 1890 - 1918  Search this
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, French, founded 1918  Search this
Medium:
2019.16a (medal): copper and copper alloy and silk (textile)
2019.16b (box): ink on cardboard with paper (fiber product) and satin
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2019.16a): 3 3/16 × 1 5/8 × 1/4 in. (8.1 × 4.2 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (2019.16b): 11/16 × 2 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (1.8 × 6.3 × 10.8 cm)
Type:
commemorative medals
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Meuse, France, Europe
Date:
1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Military  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.16ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Awards and Medals
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.16ab
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Photographic print of Jessie Greer at her high school graduation

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Jessie E. Greer, American, 1902 - 1978  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic paper on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (TR2018-22.2 diary): 13 9/16 × 10 in. (34.4 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Greer-Calmeise Family of Cincinnati, Ohio
Object number:
2019.18.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.18.1

Photographic postcard of soliders in World War One at Verdun

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Oscar Calmeise, American, born 1889  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
372nd Infantry Regiment, American, 1918 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink and paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (9 × 14 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Date:
July 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Greer-Calmeise Family of Cincinnati, Ohio
Object number:
2019.18.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Diary written by Jessie Greer

Written by:
Jessie E. Greer, American, 1902 - 1978  Search this
Subject of:
George J. Jones, American, born 1900  Search this
Beulah Elizabeth Calmeise, American, 1907 - 2010  Search this
Florence J. Greer, American, born 1877  Search this
Vivian I. Greer, American, born 1900  Search this
Sadie Portman, American, born 1881  Search this
Robert C. Greer, American, born 1873  Search this
Medium:
iron gall ink and graphite on chemical wove wood pulp paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (TR2018-22.2 diary): 7 13/16 × 5 × 1/4 in. (19.8 × 12.7 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
diaries
Place depicted:
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1919
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
World War I  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Greer-Calmeise Family of Cincinnati, Ohio
Object number:
2019.18.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.18.2

Photographic postcard of Oscar Calmeise

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Oscar Calmeise, American, born 1889  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
372nd Infantry Regiment, American, 1918 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, with ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 9/16 × 4 3/4 in. (9 × 12.1 cm)
Type:
photographic postcards
Place depicted:
France, Europe
Date:
ca. 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Greer-Calmeise Family of Cincinnati, Ohio
Object number:
2019.18.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.18.5
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Bronze Medal honoring the 371st Infantry

Produced by:
Henri Teterger, French  Search this
Designed by:
Julien Prosper Legastelois, French, 1855 - 1931  Search this
Subject of:
371st Infantry Regiment, American, 1917 - 1945  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 5/8 × 1 5/8 × 1/8 in. (4.1 × 4.1 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
commemorative medals
Place made:
Paris, France, Europe
Date:
1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Jeff Gusky
Object number:
2019.37
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Awards and Medals
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.37
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1915 WWI German Mauser rifle or Gwehr 98

Created by:
Mauser, German, founded 1811  Search this
Used by:
Cpl. Lawrence Leslie McVey, Sr., American, 1897 - 1968  Search this
Subject of:
369th Infantry Regiment, American, 1913 - 1945  Search this
Medium:
wood and metal with leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D (without strap): 4 7/8 × 49 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (12.4 × 125.1 × 4.5 cm)
H x W (strap): 34 × 1 1/4 in. (86.4 × 3.2 cm)
Type:
rifles (long guns)
Place made:
Oberndorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Date:
1915-1916
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gina McVey
Object number:
2019.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.8
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Leather flight cap

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
metal, fabric, thread and fur on leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D (flat): 11 × 12 × 2 in. (27.9 × 30.5 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
aviator's helmets
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.10

Reproduction patch with Red Hand emblem

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
371st Infantry Regiment, American, 1917 - 1945  Search this
Subject of:
92d Infantry Division, American, 1917 - 1945  Search this
Medium:
fabric and thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 3/4 × 2 7/16 × 1/8 in. (7 × 6.2 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
color patches (military patches)
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Buffalo Soldiers  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.13
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.13
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Half tent and pole shelter used in World War I

Created by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
wood, rope, metal and canvas
Dimensions:
H x W (2017.111.15a (tent)): 58 × 110 in. (147.3 × 279.4 cm)
H x W x D (b pole at full length): 1 3/4 × 44 × 1 in. (4.4 × 111.8 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
tents
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.15ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.15ab

French Army canteen

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
paint on metal with cork (bark) and fabric
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/8 × 7 1/2 × 2 in. (20.6 × 19.1 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
canteens (containers)
Place made:
France, Europe
Date:
1914-1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.17
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Signal flag with pole

Created by:
United States Army Signal Corps, American, founded 1860  Search this
Used by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Medium:
thread on fabric and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 × 17 1/2 × 1 in. (61 × 44.5 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
flags
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.19
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Textiles
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.19
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Noisemaker from the American Legion

Created by:
American Legion, American, founded 1919  Search this
Subject of:
H. Caramell, French  Search this
Medium:
rubber and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 13 × 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (33 × 7.3 × 7.3 cm)
H x W x D (b): 7 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (19.1 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm)
H x W x D (pieces together): 18 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (47 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
noisemakers
Place made:
Paris, France, Europe
Date:
1927
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Tools and Equipment-Military
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.1ab
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Small box respirator

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
metal, paint, rubber, canvas and glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 24 × 8 × 6 in. (61 × 20.3 × 15.2 cm)
Type:
gas masks
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Military
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.2
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Framed photograph of unidentified WWI soldier

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with paint, metal, and felt on wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Photo in frame): 8 × 7 3/4 × 2 1/8 in. (20.3 × 19.7 × 5.4 cm)
Type:
frames (furnishings)
photographs
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.20.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.20.1ab
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Framed photograph of an unidentified WWI sailor

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with paint on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/8 × 5 5/8 × 5/16 in. (20.6 × 14.3 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
frames (furnishings)
photographs
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.20.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.20.2ab
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Photographic postcard of soldiers of L Company, 25th Infantry

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
25th Infantry Regiment, American, 1866 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, with ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Type:
photographs
postcards
Date:
1914-1915
Topic:
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.20.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.20.3
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