Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Photo Number Twenty-One



Jack was in the Army during WWI.  This photo was most likely taken in 1917 or 1918..probably in 1918 since it says on the photo. " Taken after one year of service overseas." And then something in the same handwriting below Sincerely, Jack..that is really hard to make out ( Geo Sister mor)??   The photo was taken at Temple Studio in Waukegan, Ill.  Off to the left is this information: US 28 General Hospital Ward 49 Fort Sheridan, Ill.  I take this to mean that Jack was wounded and was in the hospital.  I wonder if he lived or died?

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*** Pamela believes that this says Jack & Sister Margaret..seems to me that could be it!  

7 comments:

  1. Such a handsome man - I wonder too. Their uniforms always seem so "small" - like the sleeves/shoulders would restrict movement, don't they?

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  2. I wonder if that isn't his initial and a last name that follows the Jack part. It is very difficult to make out the handwriting.
    Interesting questions. Makes you wonder what really did happen to him.

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  3. Perhaps the signature under "Jack" was written by his nurse, Sister Mary or something similar.

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  4. It looks like three different hands wrote on this. "Taken after..." and "Geo sister mor" have the same S formation and look similar. The signature of course is Jack's. The address of the hospital looks to be a different hand, based on the G and the S looking so different from the other samples. Very interesting!

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  5. Jack & Sister Margaret.

    That is a fancy ampersand.

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