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Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Current Exhibit: Historical Farms of Albemarle County
Current exhibit: Current Exhibit: Vestiges and Veterans
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Current Exhibit: A Sunny Southerner: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Queen Charlotte
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Queen Charlotte
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Frances Brand Collection
Current exhibit:
Current exhibit:
Current exhibit:
Current exhibit:
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: Spirit Walk Photograph Archive
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds
Current exhibit: Online Exhibit: G.I. with a Camera: Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds

The Great War: The War to End All Wars

2014 marked the centennial of World War I. To commemorate this event,  ACHS constructed the exhibit “The Great War: The War to End All Wars”. This exhibit discussed the roles that Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and UVA students and faculty played both before and after the United States entered the war.

On display from the ACHS collection, WWI posters, gas mask, mess kit,shell casings, newsreels, and memorabilia from Base Hospital No. 41(donated by Harry Wilson).  Read letters from soldiers, ambulance drivers, a pilot, and a nurse and a recollection of a Albemarle County solider.

Researched by Caroline Ross and produced by Keri Matthews with panel designed by Rick Bickhart, “The Great War” exhibit is housed in the Exhibit Hall at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.

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Armistice Celebration in Charlottesville, ACHS Collection


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Base Hospital No. 41 in St. Denis, France, ACHS Collection


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Soldiers wearing gas masks, ACHS Collection


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American Red Cross nurse aids wounded soldier at Base Hospital No. 41, ACHS Collection

Introduction: Frances Brand Collection

Some were indeed “firsts”—first Black mayor of Charlottesville, first woman to be admitted to the University, first woman priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. But Mrs. Brand was not too literal about whom she considered a “first.” One woman was the first local mother to have a delivery by the Lamaze method. Others were the first in their family, neighborhood or community to accomplish an academic or career goal that, while perhaps not monumental in the Grand Sweep of Things, were nonetheless important milestones for the people involved.

The one consistent criterion seems to have been that these were people that Mrs. Brand had met and befriended in Charlottesville or Albemarle County, people whose strength of character she admired. The first “First” was, in fact, a young, unwed, pregnant immigrant from Colombia. When her father was stabbed while confronting his daughter’s rapist; the young woman supported her family by working as a flagman on a VDOT road crew.

Mrs. Brand was a retired Army major, a widow, a grandmother, a devoted churchwoman, a stalwart civil rights champion and peace activist, and an eccentric who chose in later years to wear purple on every occasion.

After retiring from the military in the 1950s, she used the G.I. Bill to study painting in Mexico City. A multi-lingual, worldwide traveler, Mrs. Brand collected tribal and peasant folk art from many different countries and cultures. She was particularly affected by Mexican folk painting, and, though she was proficient in other styles—notably the American “Ash Can” school of social realism—when she began to paint the “Firsts,” she was already working in a style heavily influenced by Mexican street painters and Catholic iconography. The “Firsts” sometimes overlap stylistically and in subject matter with another series she undertook she called the “Madonna and Child” series.

Like many folk artists, Mrs. Brand chose to work using the materials most readily at hand. She bought cheaply framed, mass-produced pictures from the Roses store downtown, and painted over them using acrylics. She worked rapidly, painting scores of two-foot-by-four-foot portraits in a period of months.

The paintings were first displayed as a collection at the dedication ceremony for the Central Place of the (then) new Downtown Pedestrian Mall in 1976. Since then the “Firsts” have been shown many times around town, and at a gallery in her home that she created before her death. Her grown grandchildren have maintained the house and adjacent galleries as an (unincorporated, certainly non-profit) museum until this day, and have opened the doors to hundreds of visiting groups.

After a large exhibit at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society in 2004, Mrs. Brand’s paintings were displayed in some of the city’s recreation centers.

Evaluating Mrs. Brand’s work as folk art (hers was the subject of a doctoral dissertation for the Department of Folklore and Folklife at Indiana University by Michele Brannigan in 1998) presents some conceptual challenges. Her paintings were rendered in a consciously “folk” style, but Mrs. Brand was not a member of any stereotypically “folk” group—she was not a member of any ethnic minority or sub-culture, she was not a peasant or a factory worker, and she was certainly not “untutored.” But by the more inclusive, contemporary definitions of folk culture, her work qualifies in important ways as “folk” or “vernacular.” Her work was the creative expression of the traditional values, mores and beliefs of a close-knit (if diverse) community. The paintings served the classic functions of folklore—they instructed the young, they commemorated local acts of valor and determination, and they defined an aesthetic and a collective subject matter that was instantly recognizable as “belonging” to Charlottesville and Albemarle County in the last half of the Twentieth Century.

As Mrs. Brand neared the end of her long life, her vision began to fail her, and the later paintings reveal her growing frailty. Many of her subjects will tell you that some of Mrs. Brand’s paintings were not the most flattering of portraits. Still, even in her last paintings, her love of her subjects comes through, in the eyes, the colors, and the characteristic inclusion of some recognizable object, book, or building that identifies the subject and the thing—the accomplishment, event, or action—of which they were most proud.

G.I. with a Camera:  Wartime Photographic Memoirs of Clarence M. McClymonds

In early 1945, about seven months after the D-Day invasion, Clarence McClymonds, a 19-year-old son of a mid-western Presbyterian minister, landed in Normandy, France.

Assigned as a radio technician to the 1255th Engineer (Combat) Battalion, the young McClymonds, a camera buff since high school, quickly befriended other photographers in the company. Between them, using Army-issued and “liberated” cameras and darkroom equipment, McClymonds and his friends documented their wartime experiences in England, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium.

The 1255th saw action in the last three campaigns of World War II in Europe, namely the Battle of the Ardennes Forest (“Battle of the Bulge”), the Battle of the Rhineland, and the Battle of Central Germany.

Within months after his return to the States, Staff Sergeant McClymonds, corresponding with his messmates—especially his close friend Tom Irvine, who had been the official battalion photographer during much of the tour of duty—he assembled a photographic memoir of his European tour in two albums.  These two albums contain over 300 images in chronological order, with captions, as well as hand-drawn maps.

The subjects of McClymonds’s photography include everyday barracks life; the battalion’s work re-building bridges and hospitals; local refugees, prisoners of war and displaced persons; war-torn countrysides and cityscapes; and other horrors of war.

Now a retired engineer, McClymonds and his family have been part of the Charlottesville community since the 1980s. As a long-time member of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, McClymonds was one of the first of scores of local veterans to volunteer to be interviewed for the Society’s Veterans History Project, part of a national effort being coordinated by the Library of Congress. Working with Society staff, interns and volunteers, McClymonds has given hours of oral history interviews about his wartime life.

The online exhibit includes the original pages as they were laid out and captioned by Mr. McClymonds, as well as the individual images, maps, chronology, and patches and insignia.

On the pages, the original handwritten captions appear.  With the individual images, if any caption appears from the albums as well as excerpts from recent oral history interviews conducted by Historical Society staff, volunteers and interns.  The individual photographs are presented in the same, essentially chronological, order in which they appeared in the books.  Note: in the albums are a number of recent photographs in color and black and white, taken on return visits within the last 20 years.

Included in Mr. McClymonds’s books were several of his own maps that documented the course of the 1255th Engr. (C.) Bn. through England, France, Luxembourg and Germany.  Mr. McClymonds also created a highly detailed chronology of the unit’s actions in Europe during 1945.

Several examples of army patches and unit insignia accompanied Mr. McClymonds work, and are included in this online exhibit.

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2014

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Eliza Jane Preddy Failes portrayed by Tamysn Simon

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Septima Barnett portrayed by Toni Hash

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Joseph Thomas portrayed by Tim Fredrickson

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Nellie Moon portrayed by Emily Kate Gillespie

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Joel Wheeler portrayed by Sam Towler

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Rev. John Massey portrayed by Lew Butts

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(L-R) Nannie Leitch Bibb portrayed by Zadie Lacy,Helen Bibb Louthan portrayed by Piper Goodman, and Nancy Abell Morgan portrayed by Julia Freeman

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Georgia O’Keeffe portrayed by Carrie Jones

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Edith Roosevelt portrayed by Ida Swenson

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Barbers of C’ville from the Jeffersonland Chorus: Thomas Faircloth, Bernie Greer, Tom Guterbock, and Jack Marshall

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Court Trail of Stuart Bailey
(Standing L-R):Commonwealth Attorney Gilmer portrayed by Fred Schneider, Robert Gilmer portrayed by Ed Denham, Judge George W. Morris portrayed by Bob Butz, Cora Walters portrayed by Brandi Duncan, Defense Attorney Morris portrayed by Rusty Renick
(Seated): Stuart Bailey portrayed by Dain Renick

 

 

Historical Farms of Albemarle County

Since the founding of Albemarle County, farming has played a vital role in the life of the community; providing both sustenance and jobs for those living in the county and surrounding areas.
Many of these farms are still in operation today and have stayed with the same families since their conception. To honor these historical farms, ACHS is proud to present “Historical Farms of Albemarle County”.

Come by ACHS, located at 200 Second St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm or Saturday from 10 am -1 pm to learn about a few of the historical farms in Albemarle County.

Research and Compilation: Ben Willis, Colleen Buchanan, and Carrie Jones
Design: Rick Bickhart
Display Oversight: Steven G. Meeks

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Dovedale


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Former slave cabin, dating back to the 1840s or 50s, at Redlands.


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Photograph of Daniel Perkins Woodson, the first Woodson to own Meadowbrook Farm.


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A 19th century smokehouse at Mooreland, one of only a few stone ones in the area.


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Clay Hill

Current Exhibit: Vestiges and Veterans

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the exhibit highlights local Confederate Civil War Generals. Visitors can also view medical equipment employed during the Civil War. This exhibit created by Keri Matthews is currently on display.

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Brigadier General CSA, John Marshall Jones


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Brigadier General CSA, Armistead Lindsay Long


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Major General CSA, Thomas Lafayette Rosser


2013

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Dolley Madison


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Dr. Oriana Moon


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Confederate Cavalry Solider


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Ebenezer Butterworth


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Benjamin Ficklin


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Dr. Thomas Walker and young Thomas Jefferson


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Velora Carver Thomson


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Violinist, Sarah Butts


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The Trial of Sam McCue


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Ross Thomas, Maplewood Cemetery Guide


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Paul Goodloe McIntire


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Paul Goodloe and Charlotte Virginia McIntire


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Mary Southall Veneble


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Marian Elliot, Maplewood Cemetery Guide


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Letitia Shelby


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Lawrence Linford, Court Square Guide


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Kristi Hagen, Maplewood Cemetery and Court Square Guide


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Marguerite de Crescioli and Clarence Andrew


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Blacksmith Jacob Wimer


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Walker Aylett Hawes


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James Dinsmore


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John West


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Jenna Meeks, Maplewood Cemetery and Court Square Guide


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John Yeargin


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Gillie Jones Marshall


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Barbers of C’Ville


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Sacajawea


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Sgt. Frank Peregoy

A Sunny Southerner:  The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder

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Drawing of Julia Magruder in Book News (1892), published by John Wanamaker.


Part Two

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Part One

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Zengxuan Song

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Yvette Parsons

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William Spence Smith

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William Stickle

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W. Ralph Singleton

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Vivian Gordon

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Virginia Scott

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Unidentified Portraits

Please help us to identify the following portraits.  If you know who any of the following may be, please leave us a message in the comments section below.  Many thanks!

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Thomas, Suzy & Nathan Lane

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T.L.W. Bailey, Jr.

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Teresa Walker Price

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Susan & Sandra Murray

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Susan & Sandra Murray

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Sheila Hardy

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Satyendra Huja

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Sarah Boyle

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Sara A. Payne

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Sandra Sorenson

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Sandra Levine

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Ruth Charity

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Sally Mead

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Ruth Angress

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Ronald C. Gordon

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Richard Chapin Jones

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Roberts Coles, Jr.

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Randolph White

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Ralph Sampson, Jr.

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Priscilla Little

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Rae Gore

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Paul Toomey

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Paul Garrett

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Paul Gaston

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Otis Updike

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Otelia Coles

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Ora Maupin

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Opal David

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Nincie Currier

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Nathan Johnson

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Nina Garfield

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Nancy Hale Bowers

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Nancy O’Brien

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Nancy (Rudolf) Flint

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Miriam Cooper Walsh

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Mattie Dudley

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Mary Williams Clark

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Mary Williams Clark

2010

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Entrance to Maplewood Cemetery

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Twilight Tour Group

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The Confederate Cavalryman

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Paul Goodloe McIntire with his daughter, Charlotte Virginia McIntire

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Sarah Ann “Sally” Strickler

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Mayor J. Samuel McCue

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William Meriwether Lewis and Lucy Meriwether Lewis

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Lady Nancy Langhorne Astor

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Thomas Oliver “Ollie” Thacker

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Anna Gardner

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Reverend and Mrs. Frederick Neve

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Director Mendy St. Ours

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ACHS President Steven Meeks greets guests after their tour.

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Spirit Walk Committee Member Robert Tharpe

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Volunteers Clara Belle Wheeler and Edwina St. Rose

2007-2009 Assorted Images

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2009

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Sarah Ann “Sallie” Strickler

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Entrance to Maplewood Cemetery

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Strickler leads a tour

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Thomas Mann and Patsy Randolph

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Rev. Robert Rose

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Benjamin Franklin Ficklin

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John Chaloner

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Maude Coleman Woods

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Fox Hollow Girls

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William Holmes McGuffey

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Banastre Tarleton

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Tarleton addresses the tour

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John Mosby addresses the tour

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John Mosby

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Gen. Alexander “Arch” Vandergrift

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Barbershop Quartet

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Johnny Yeargin

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John Jouett and Mildred Walker

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James Dinsmore

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Dolley Madison

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1829 School Children

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Amelie Rives

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Dr. A. G. L. Van Lear

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Young Thomas Jefferson and Jane Randolph Jefferson

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Texas Jack Omohundro

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Prosecutor Micajah Woods, Judge Morris, Sam McCue, and Defense Attorney John L. Lee

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2005

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New York!--7:00 AM, 23 March 1946


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Last view of the Eufaula Victory (she got us back)


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We pass a liberty ship


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John, Tom, Bill


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"It was a little nicer than the trip going over in that we weren't nearly so crowded. We had bunk beds rather than hammocks, which we'd had on the British ship. Nothing to do but take pictures of each other."

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Krieger and Irvine engaged in sack-drill


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Irvine at the prow


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View from the forecastle back


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Hillbilly get-together down in 3B


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Images 311-315

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We're off!


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Help from German tugboats


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The briny deep


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Shooting over the starboard side

Images 306-310

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Hotel Deutsches Kaiser, Hofgeismar


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Doughnuts & coffee before boarding, 12 March 1946


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Stern view of the Eufaula Victory


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The gangplank is taken away, we start pitchin'

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A yard on Wiederholdstrasse


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Wintry clothesline


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Habichtswald


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House on Wiederholdstrasse


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Zouzinis, Irvine, McClymonds, Jarvi, Lee, Anderson

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Regimental S-3: McClymonds, Tritch, Johnson, Reid, Brown, Kane, Borchetta, Danin, Thomas, Hoover, Capt. Poss, Lt. Smith


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Bahnhof Wilhelmshoehe


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Wilhelmshoehe Allee, Hercules in distance


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Gasthaus zum Bismarck Turm, Bergstrasse


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Bergstrasse near end-station

Images 291-295

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Outdoor bathroom--"licht, luft, und sonne"


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Kirch Ditmold, Riedwiesenstrasse


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Wiederholdstrasse, ""In fact, as winter came on and the weather got colder, I was staying in the third floor of this German home, and rather than sending this one guy back to the camp every night, we shared this little apartment and his job was to build a fire in the morning. He didn't speak much English. In fact, he didn't speak any English at all. I was struggling with German, and I got him to recount his experiences as a German soldier, which I found really interesting."


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Rieckstrasse, Bismarck Turm in distance


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Ernie Pyle Autobahn Bridge, during flood of the Fulda River

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Wilhelmshoehe Allee


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Rear entrance


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0945--the usual line-up


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Coffee and doughnuts


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Irvine, Jarvi, Krieger, Pence

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Doughnut call via die Strassenbahn--0900 Wiederholdstrasse


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Jetz kommt die bahn


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Einsteigen 0906 Uhr


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Luisenhaus-Druseltal, Alles umsteigen

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Field-Marschal Erwin Rommel and General-Major Habicht inspecting Paris installations (from postcard with Rommel's signature)


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General-Major Habicht in Paris office, ""As Paris was about to be taken by the Americans and the French, Hitler gave instructions to start blowing things up. Habicht refused the orders. He was sent for by Hitler to come to Berlin and he refused to go. He knew that you don't defy Hitler's orders and get by with it. He surrendered himself to the British."


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Hilde Osberghaus, Linscott's secretary


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Central Supply, 115th General Hospital - Hanni, Ina, Elizabeth, Lt. Hyman


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Inamaria Habicht

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Ceiling in Neu-Schloss, Arolsen


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Landau, Lk. Wolfhagen


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Near Landau


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McClymonds at Leica-Schule, Wetzlar

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Hanni Siegmeier


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Schloss Park


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Kassel--Wilhelmshoehe

Images 261-265

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Siegfried Nickel and McClymonds inspecting graphic


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Charlie Djuren and Bernhardt making photostats


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Schloss Wilhelmshoehe


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Ingrid Schumann


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Kassel, from Hercules


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Gasthaus zum Bismarck Turm--Bergstrasse, Brasselsberg


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"Das biest von Brasselsberg"


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Feddersen and Kobiolka


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Capt. Guy Coons

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The Rhein, Wiesbaden-Bebrich


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View near Bingen, at Rhein


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German policeman near Bingen


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Rhein vineyards


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Hercules

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Wiesbaden Cathedral


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Deutsches Theater and Opera House, Wiesbaden


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Rhein, near Wiesbaden-Bebrich


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Mrs. Coons


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View from Kur-Haus, Wiesbaden

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Eddie Welsh


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Lt. Donald Linscott, "The Kid"


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Construction of highway bridge, Mainz-Kastel

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"Genius at work"--Feddersen


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Feddersen and our 2 PWs


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Promotion


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Rhein Bridge at Mainz-Kastel (Bridge drawings of K. Reu, arkitekt)


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View from Bergbahn


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View from Neckar's Edge


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View from Philosophen Weg


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In the darkroom, Mainz-Kastel; "I was assigned the job of operating the regimental darkroom-print shop. My assistant was a man named Fedderson, who was born in Germany but was an American soldier from New Jersey. We ran that shop and had three German POWs to help us with the work."

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7 Sept. 1945, morning of the break-up


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H&S Co. building, 343rd Engr. Regt.


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The Rhein at Mainz-Kastel


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Gilbert Nolan

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1993 Kassel-- from Hercules

Images 216-220

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Last big party at the "Chicken Roost"


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Images 211-215

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The Cascades


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View from Bismarck Turm


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Images 206-210

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Ye Olde Bulletin Board


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Jarvi, Kun, Krieger, Bill Pence


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The "Holy Family" of PW cage fame


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Rear view of Hercules


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View from Hercules

Images 201-205

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The mess hall--interior


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The mess hall--exterior


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Johann Krieger

Images 196-200

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Hassoldt, Garvey


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H&S mess hall, one of Europe's finest


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Images 191-195

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Downtown Kassel


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Loewenburg


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Krasnow, "El Gimpo"


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"Black Mike"

Images 186-190

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Museum Fredericianum, Germany's 3rd largest


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Country scene from German negative


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Images 181-185

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115th Gen. Hosp.; "Our next assignment was to move the outfit to Kassel, where a German army corps headquarters building had been bombed with incendiaries. Kassel was severely damaged, but the building was standing. We were assigned the task of renovating that building and making it into and American army general hospital."


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"Lager Ziegelei"--PW stockade; "We were gonna use German POWs as a labor battalion, so our specific task for our little radio section was to operate the POW camp where these men were to live and have them trucked up to the job site in the day and brought back at night. The Polish Army provided guards."


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McClymonds


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115th General Hospital, under construction by 1255th Engr. (C.) Bn.

Images 176-180

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Kun, Pence, Krieger


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McClymonds, Jarvi, Kun, Pence, Plovsky


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Irvine, Plovsky


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Jarvi


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Krieger & sign

Images 171-175

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Jarvi, McClymonds, Kun, Pence


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Wolfgang Trzaska


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Bn. HQ, Rieckstrasse 6


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S-2, S-3 gang--Tharp, Garton, Camman, Buescher, Moore, West, Cooper, Plovsky

Images 166-170

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Extended caption for Image 169 (photo 4) “One of the fellows there—one of the prisoners—was a young man who was the Count of Schweinitz.  I got pretty well acquainted with him.  He was a year younger than I was.  I was nineteen and he was eighteen.  We would have long discussions.  He was, at that point, an unregenerate Nazi.  He grew up in the Hitler Youth.  He inherited his title from his father—both his parents were dead.  Sometimes the discussions got a little hot and heavy, and when he’d get a little bit offensive we would send him out to our tent to clean up all the shoes - shine the shoes and all that.  Our idea was to teach him a little humility.”

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Palais de Justis


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Albert Canal


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German jet-propelled robot bomb, Allied air exhibit


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Bernhardt, Graf von Schweinitz


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Krieger, Kun--Bismarck's Tower

Images 161-165

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Hotel de Ville


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Triumphal arch


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Palais de Justis


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Hotel de Ville


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Flower market, Hotel de Ville

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Extended caption for Image 157 (second photo)—[Ober-Ramstadt] “We had a bad situation develop there.  There were several other army outfits in the town, and nothing to do in the evening except go to the various beer halls.  One of the outfits was a group of truck drivers and they were all African-Americans.  Of course, we didn’t call them African-Americans at that time.  They had been in this town before we arrived and apparently had their own social contacts and there was some resentment that developed in one of the places of beer drinking and shooting broke out.  People were running and shooting.  Within minutes, one of our companies set up machine guns at intersections of that little town and had the place covered.  The black troops were living in a schoolhouse on top of a hill and one of our officers, a major, heroically walked up that hill with hands at his sides and asked them to cease and desist.  The battle was over.”

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Bivouac near Darmstadt--Gus Pohland, Bob Moore; "The war was still going on in the Pacific so we had some army field exercises (bivouac). We considered it just another camping trip out in the Thuringen forest to keep us on our toes."


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The radio section occupied the house at the right


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Bn. C.P.


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St. Gudule's Church


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"Some of us got leave to go to Brussels. A truckload of us went to do that. We could go out on the town and see what was to be seen, eat in nice restaurants--Brussels had not been beat up during the war. We met some cute girls and had some nice meals--a little bit of civilization for a change."

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Red Evans, Able Co., winning 100m dash


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400m relay, Krieger 2nd from right


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High jump

Images 146-150

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1255th--swimming pool in Gotha


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Thueringen countryside


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Corbin Garton at Friedrickroda, near Gotha


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Dick Long, Thundermug, Tom Irvine, Kodak retinas, freshly looted--"Some of our guys were in Paris on leave and they saw an unattended jeep sitting outside. They jumped in it and took off and drove all the way back to our area, and put it through the paint shop. It was painted olive green, but in the right light you could see 'Military Police' underneath in big letters."


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Tom Irvine


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Capt. Wilson meets the Russians near Chemnitz--"Henry had to do all the talking because the only common language they had with the Russians was French. It was my understanding that educated Russians spoke French. He learned from the Russians that before you have a party in which there might be some alcohol to be consumed (the Russians cheated), they would drink a slug of olive oil to coat their stomach. With the Russians it was a great thing of prestige--you were the victor--if you drank your friend under the table."


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Thueringen sunset


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View from tower at Drei Gleichen, near Erfurt


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Typical red-roofed rural village

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Jack Palmerston--"One of the guys was also a fairly skilled amateur photographer and, with some of these liberated cameras, we set up a little portrait studio."


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James Y. Burnside


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Russian D.P. gathering firewood--"We saw a lot of displaced persons. The problem was, what was going to happen to these people? Many of them had come west with the Russian army, but they knew better than to want to go back to Russia. So camps were set up, and areas of cities were marked off as quarters for displaced persons. There were thousands of them. The Polish Army troops--a lot of them stayed--and they were in charge of the black market in occupied Germany. They would come to where the American troops were staying, wanting watches, ciga


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Small bridge under Vianden Bridge


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Capt. Wilson, S-2, on reconnaissance

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