Photographic postcard of WWI soldier with French and American flags

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Date
1917-1918
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (14 × 9 cm)
Description
Photographic postcard of an unidentified World War I soldier with French and American flags. The soldier is wearing full uniform with cap, high-collared jacket, and puttee wrappings about the lower leg. The soldier is standing straight looking at the camera in the center of the photograph. Behind him are the American and French flags with long poles that cross at the center. The backdrop of the photograph has a stairway with a decorative handrail and trees behind. The image is vertical while the postcard is horizontal. The back of the postcard has the words, [CARTE POSTALE] on the top. Underneath are sections for [Correspondance] and [Adresse], followed by four lines for text that begin with [M]. The postcard is blank.
Place made
France, Europe
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Topic
Military
Photography
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number
2018.105.15
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd525daef5e-3855-4fad-a983-52334d72af13
2 image(s)