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Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin

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WWII - Herald and Review Library; Coughlin, John A. (Jack), 6/24/1942. Article on back of photo: "Corp. John A. Coughlin, 221, S. Taylor Ave., was one of 21 soldiers surviving the June 15 sinking of the medium-sized American freighter off the east…

"A Coming Eve

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WWI - "A Coming Eve" float with hanging effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in the Red Cross parade, May 1918.

"Army Boy"

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Photograph of H. Roberts. Photo is labeled "Army Boy" on the back.

"Homecoming of A-Co. 124 Machine Gun Co."

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WWI - Float in Homecoming Parade of A Co. 124 Machine Gun Battalion for Heroic Dead. pg. 54. c.1918

"Immortal J.N." Free

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Photograph of "Immortal J.N." (Jacob Newman) Free (d. 6/27/1906). Free was a wanderer who traveled throughout the United States for 50 years by riding for free on every railroad, and staying in hotels at their expense. He was considered harmlessly…

"Just Me"

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Photograph of Mabel Grubbs labeled "Just Me" on the back.