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Collection Lincoln Abraham Jr
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 899
Object Name Archive
Title World War I photographs ca. 1918.
Date ca. 1918
Event World War I
Description Funeral photographs and World War I certificate of service given in memory of Lincoln Abraham Jr. of Bloomington, Wisconsin who died in Liverpool, England due to influenza. A photograph of Lincoln Abraham Jr. in uniform holding a saxophone, as he was a musician with the 331st Field Artillery Headquarters Company Band, 86th Infantry Division, is at the center of the certificate entitled "Great World War." The certificate was intended to include a photograph and handwritten information about Abraham's enlistment and service overseas. Illustrated by artist, H.A. Hamer and printed in Chicago, Illinois this graphically appealing certificate depicts fifteen flags labeled with their respective countries under the phrase, "United For Victory." At the bottom of the poster are five people standing next to one another serving as symbols of the many people involved in the war effort. Depicted is a member of the Navy, Army, Marines, a Red Cross nurse, and an Army pilot. Additionally, this collection contains two large blurry oval photographs of Lincoln Abraham Jr.'s funeral.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.3 linear ft. (1 flat box and 1 overesized folder)
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Bloomington.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Casualties.
Military funerals.
United States. Army. Field Artillery.
Photographs.
Certificates.