|Corp. George E. Bennett, Co. A., |
The collection, also known as Photograph 359, was donated to the library in 1935 by the Boston Globe, which used soldiers’ photographs in the newspaper during the war. Accompanying many of these photographs are “cut slips” produced by Globe staff members to record factual information for subsequent news articles; the slips include biographical and military information, as well as any notes on service recognition, wounds received, and casualties. It’s also common to find on the cut slip the date when a story appeared in the Globe, which is helpful when researching a particular soldier.
Soldiers can be searched by their name, by military unit, and even by their hometown (when provided). Users can also browse by soldiers’ last names. The Division’s units most represented in the collection are the 101st, 102nd, and 104th infantries; the 101st and 102nd field artilleries; and the 101st and 301st United States engineers.
Here is a link to the library’s WWI Fickr set, which is a small example of what the collection contains: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastatelibrary/sets/72157627349455982/
|[Back of photo] "Left to right: Trainor of San Antonio, Leo Peterson of Minneapolis, |
Murphy of Boston, Carlson of Boston; [Murphy and Carlson labeled] The Wild Beans."
- History of the 101st United States Engineers : American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918-1919.
- A Short History and Photographic Record of the 102nd U.S. Field Artillery, 1917.
- The History of the 26th Yankee Division, 1917-1919; 1941-1945.
- Soldiers of the Great War.
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