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Collection Harry R. McComb
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 882
Object Name Archive
Title World War I photographs, ca 1918
Date ca 1918
Event World War I
Description Photographs pertaining to the World War I service of Harry McComb, of Janesville, Wisconsin, who served with the 48th Coast Artillery Corps of Battery E. McComb captioned some photographs and there are several candids of Fred Koloff and McComb posing with their rifles. These photos were most likely taken during basic training as there is a similarly-sized photo labeled, "Saturday Morning Inspection," which depicts the inside of an Army barracks. There are also group portraits of the 48th Coast Artillery Corps including a formation picture of the Battery lined up along a street in France. A published photo postcard depicts a "camouflage ship," with a brief note from McComb to Miss Margrett Briggs of Janesville discussing the ship. This photograph used the technique of Dazzle painting, which was popular during World War I.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.1 linear ft. (4 folders)
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Janesville.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Janesville.
Soldiers.
World War, 1914-1918.
Warships -- Camouflage.
United States. Army. Coast Artillery Corps, 48th. Battery E.
Photographic postcards.
Photographs.