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The historic Windsor Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida around 1903. Originally built in 1875, the hotel burnt down in a 1901 fire that consumed much of the city's downtown. It was rebuilt and added to throughout the years, but eventually demolished in…

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The widow's claim for pension for Letty Buchanan. The government record served to prove relationships and dependency for widow’s of those who died in the American Civil War. It contains specifics about how the couple met, who wed them, where they…

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Booklet on tourism in the Cape Canaveral area including Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, and Titusville. The cover shows Mercury Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper. The booklet is an aid for people vacationing or moving to the…

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A newspaper article published in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 22, 1918. The article reports that Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) was wounded on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on September 26, 1918. He was attached to the…

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A photograph of Rufe Goins (center, left), his wife, Maude (center, right), as well as relatives Wayne (left) and Gertrude (right). The photograph was taken in Tampa, Florida, where Goins and his wife retired in 1959. On May 29, 1912, at the age of…

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The war diary of William Graf Eppright (1923-1945). The diary records Eppright's activity between August 8 and August 10, 1945, which was the date that he was killed in action. The document was declassified on December 31, 2012. Born on May 3, 1923,…

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A postcard depicting the Veterans Hospital and Administration building at night in Bay Pines, Florida. Construction for present-day Buildings 1, 2, and 13, as well as a gatehouse and an employee living quarters, was completed in 1933. Originally…

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The veterans compensation application for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for William Bain Handwerk (1921-1996). The document authorized the state to compensate veterans native to Pennsylvania at the time of their enlistment. The form includes the…

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Application Form for Veterans Compensation, which authorized the state to compensate veterans native to Pennsylvania at the time of their enlistment. The application includes name, current address, branch and…

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A newspaper article published in Florida Today on June 1, 1988. The article discusses Elmer Farrow Hurst’s dying wish to be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Born on February 13, 1921, in Cabool, Missouri, Hurst joined the…

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Confidential document describing valorous acts conducted in Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. The 15th Medical Battalion received the Valorous Unit Award for treating casualties in the heat of battle and experiencing no injures to any of the medical…

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The USS Okaloosa (APA-219) between 1940 and 1949. A Haskell-class attack transport, which previously saw action in the Battle of Okinawa, by 1948, the ship was used mainly for giving cruises to members of the reserve to areas such as Bermuda, Puerto…

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The USS Deliver (ARS-23) departing from the Navy Yard, Mare Island, on March 25, 1946. The mission of the USS Deliver after World War II was an occupation and China service in the Far East. In July 1946, the USS Deliver was assigned to Joint Task…

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The Korean War Unknown Soldier joins the two candidates from World War II aboard the USS Canberra. The Tomb of the Unknowns, which is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is a monument dedicated to United States service members who have…

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The United States of America Petition for Citizenship and Naturalization Card for Fred O. Kalinchuk (1896-1994). The form includes the name, residence, occupation, race, place of birth, marital status and children, last foreign residence, date of…

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The United States of America Petition for Citizenship and Naturalization Card for William Kirlew. The form includes the name, residence, occupation, race, place of birth, marital status and children, last foreign residence, date of immigration, an…

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A page from the United States Military Academy at West Point's 1942 yearbook. Three cadets are featured on the page. A notable soldier listed is Robert Clark Kates (1918-1996). Born on March 6, 1918, in Newark, New Jersey, Kates served a long career…

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The United States Army Register of Enlistments for 1912. The first page includes the register number of the recruit, their name, the month and day of their enlistment, their enlistment location, the officer who enlisted them, place of birth, age,…

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A unit diary for the United States Marine Corps in April of 1951. The muster roll describes the journey that Elmer B. Denico Jr. (1928-2002) took to get to Korea. Transferring in San Francisco, Denico sailed on the USS General Mann (TAP-112), a troop…

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The USS Orion between 1970 and 1979. The second Orion (AS-18) was laid down on July 31, 1941, at the Moore Dry Dock Comaony, in Oakland, California, launched on June 24 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Robert A. White, and commissioned on September 30,…

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The USS Mount Vernon after she was torpedoed by a German submarine on September 5, 1918 in the eastern Atlantic. The torpedoe killed 36 men. The ship made port the next day in Brest, France, where she was given a temporary patch. It is possible that…

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Black and white photograph of the USS MacDounough (DD-351). The USS Macdonough (DD-351) was a Farragut-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. The MacDounough downed a Japanese attack plane during the attack on Pearl Harbor in…

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The USS Leviathan at harbor in 1918. The ship was acquired from Germany by the United States Navy in 1917, serving as a troop transport ship until it was decommissioned on October 29, 1919. Fred White (1898-1919) and the 547th Engineer Service…

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A photograph of the USS Leopold, which was an Edsall Class destroyer escort that was laid down in Orange, Texas, in March 1943 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation. A destroyer escort’s mission included escorting merchant shipping and protecting…

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A draft of a bill proposal that would call for a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital to be built in Brevard County, Florida. Central Florida didn't have its own VA hospital, so veterans had to travel to other parts of the state in order…

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A draft of a bill proposal that would call for a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital to be built in Brevard County, Florida. At the time that the legislation was being drafted, Central Florida did not have its own VA hospital. Veterans…

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The Twelfth United States Census records for Waltham City, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm…

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The Twelfth United States census records for Union, Suwannee, Florida, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house. The census…

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The Twelfth United States Census records for Camden County, Georgia, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house. The census also…

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The Twelfth United States Census records for Albany Ward 3, Albany, New York, for 1900. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house. The…

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A newspaper article published in The Decatur Herald on July 30, 1953. The article discusses the promotion of three employees of the Decatur General Electric Company plant. One of the men, Arthur Herman Huisken Jr. (1919-1996), was promoted from…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Springdale, Lincoln County, South Dakota, for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Norfolk County, Quincey City, Massachusetts, for 1910. The census divides the population by categories of sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or…

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The Thirteenth United States Census for Orange, Liberty, Florida, for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house, if they were a…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York, for 1910. The census divides the population by categories of sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Kings County, New York City, Borough of Brooklyn, New York, for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or…

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The Thirteenth United States Census for Jenkins County, Georgia for 1910. The census divides the populatio into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, and whether the home is owned or rented, as…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Hamilton County, Civil District No. 2, Tennessee for 1910. The census divides the population by sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented,…

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The Thirteenth United States Census records for Boston, Massachusetts, for 1910. The census divides the population by categories of sex, race, age, marital status, number of children, occupation, literacy, whether they owned or rented, farm or house,…

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A page from the St. Charles High School yearbook from 1951. The page features the St. Charles High School Freshman and Sophomore football team. A notable student pictured is Jerry Bumgarner (1935-1983). Born on November 8, 1935, in St. Charles,…

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A statue known as "The Mariner", which was erected in 1978 by Earl J. LaPan (1908-1996). The fourteen-foot statue was created for the Mariner Bank in 1978, who paid $18,000 for it. When the bank closed, the statue was loaded by crane and moved to…

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Clarence Huston Pygman (1898-1988) and Sylvia Hummel in front of a tree and three automobiles. The two were married in December of 1923. This image, donated by Maggie Neidigh, was taken the same month. Born on June 27, 1898, Pygman registered for the…

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A magazine article published by The Air Force Official Service Journal in May of 1943. The article describes an instituted policy of filming important surgical operations performed at the Base Hospital at Wendover Field, Utah. The first filmed…

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Stephen Edward Cousens wearing his United States Navy uniform. Born in New York City in 1948, Cousens served as a Communications Yeomen during the Vietnam War from January 1966 to March 1969. He later settled in Long Beach, California. Cousens passed…

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A page from Oshihiyi, the 1919 Stetson University yearbook, memorializing Paul Hon (1898-1918). Though this dedication lists Hon's death as July 22, 1918, he actually died two days earlier, according to his military records. Paul Hon was born in July…

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A page from Oshihiyi, the 1917 Stetson University yearbook. This page focuses on the students enrolled in the Business College, including Paul Hon (1898-1918). Students' nicknames, favorite sayings, ambitions, gifts, and pastimes were recorded for…

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The State of Ohio marriage record for Alexander Lard Lucas (1893-1989) and Anna Thurman. The marriage license was filed and issued on June 27, 1918. Born in Satilla Mills, Georgia, on June 6, 1893, Lucas moved to Jacksonville, Florida, as a teenager.…

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A newspaper article published by The Pittsburgh Press on June 19, 1896. The article addresses various events that are going on in Pittsburgh society. Of particular interest is the piece on the “Wild West” show with Thomas Morrow Pringle, who is…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Wood-Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Staten Island, Richmond Borough, New York, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Richmond City, New York, Queens Borough, New York, in 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent,…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Kings County, Brooklyn, New York City, New York for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent,…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Monte Llano, Caye Province, Puerto Rico, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Lincoln Park City, Wayne County, Michigan, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Lawrence Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Lafayette County, Florida, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm,…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Hoboken, New Jersey, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm, other…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Plymouth County, Hingham, Massachusetts for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Warren County, Glens Falls, New York, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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A Sixteenth United States census record for Garrett, Maryland for 1940. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, status of the house (farm, own, rent), and…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Edgewater Park, New Jersey, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm,…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for Cusseta, Chattahoochee County, Georgia, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Lafayette County, Florida, for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living on a farm,…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Boston, Massachusetts in Suffolk County for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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The Sixteenth United States Census records for San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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An excerpt from a newspaper article published in The Miami News on November 19, 1944. The excerpt describes the service of Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996), who is described a “medical aid man,” known commonly today as a Combat Medic. Born on…

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A newspaper article in the Cumberland Sunday Times, announcing the wedding of Richard McElwee, Jr. and Mary Lou Milleson. The couple's son, Richard Paul McElwee, was born in Cumberland, Maryland, on August 26, 1947. He either enlisted or was drafted…

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A section of the Congressional Record of the 1976 Republican Party platform, continued from a previous page. This section contains the platform on unemployment insurance, senior citizens, veterans, and urban development. For veterans, he platform…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Springfield on September 9, 1944. The form includes the name, service number, rank, date and place of enlistment, and the branch of service for each person. A notable person listed in the…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Logan on November 26, 1944. The current location saw the personnel at the United States Receiving Station, United States Naval Training and Distribution Center (TADCEN) at Camp Elliott in…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Beaverhead on March 8, 1946. The form includes the names and ranks of the personnel on board the final report. The Navy decommissioned the ship after more than a year of service in the…

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A page from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's 1936 yearbook. The page lists students in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Five black and white photographs are displayed below the alphabetized list of students. Founded in 1824, Rensselaer…

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A page from the register of officers and cadets for the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1819. A notable cadet listed is David Moniac, who is listed as a cadet. David Moniac was born in 1802, near Pinchona Creek, in present-day…

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The register of burial card for Clyde Emerson (1890-1919). One side of the card describes where Emerson was originally buried and lists his emergency address, while the other gives the location of his reinterment. His body was reinterred after the…

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The city directory for Providence, Rhode Island, for 1941. This public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head…

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A newspaper article published by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 15, 1943. The article reveals promotions and transfers within the military for local individuals, listing the names of those who have a promotion or transfer, and sometimes…

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The Florida State Population Census for Haines City, Bradford County, Florida, for 1935. The census divides the population by address, age, gender, race, relationship to head of house, place of birth, occupation, education, and whether they owned or…

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The patent drawing for a polishing machine for floors by Ercole Cavicchi. The application was filed on November 22, 1915, and it was patented on February 18, 1919. Ercole's son, Henry Francis Cavicchi (1896-1991), is one of the featured veterans in…

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The Personnel Diary of the United States Navy, featuring the enlisted sailors on board the USS Paricutin. The muster roll lists the names, field or service number, ranking and change description on June 8, 1951. A notable person listed is Charles…

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A newspaper article published in The Times Herald on August 9, 1929. The article describes Bryce Lafave (1920-1996), a young boy who underwent mastoid operation surgery two weeks before publication. Born on November 22, 1920, in Bay City, Michigan,…

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Paul and Margaret Hardy celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on January 15, 1953. The couple are standing in front of a cake with a bride and groom cake topper. Three children appear in the bottom left corner of the photograph. Born on December…

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This is a passport application submitted by Harry Carson in June of 1924. He claims citizenship through his father, Meyer Carson, as this is a “Form for Person Claiming Citizenship through Naturalization of Husband or Parent.” Harry includes…

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The passport application for Giosue Nasso (1894-1961), which was submitted in Jamaica, New York, on September 29, 1922. The application contains the demographic information for the applicant, including name, height, descriptions of forehead, eyes,…

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The passenger list for Colored Company D of the 546th Engineers. The company departed from New York, New York for France on September 25, 1918 on board the SS Oxfordshire. Commodore Isaac Murray (1896?-1947) (fourth from top) was part of this company…

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An outgoing Army passenger list from Hoboken, New Jersey in 1918. The United States Army Transport Service (ATS) compiled records of all person who passed through United States and foreign ports via ATS ships, incoming as well as outgoing.…

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The passenger list of organizations and casuals for the Leviathan from Brest, France, to Hoboken, New Jersey, on August 6, 1919. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address. On…

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The passenger list of organizations and casuals departing from Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1918. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address. A notable passenger listed in the…

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The passenger list of organizations and casuals for the SS Aurania on January 8, 1918. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address. A notable soldier listed in the record is…

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This passenger list for the Irénée Du Pont on October 8, 1942. Otis F. The Irénée Du Pont, which was an American Steam merchant C-2 class ship. Florida veteran, Otis Francis Potts, served on the Irénée Du Pont around 1942 as a Armed Naval Guard…

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The passenger list from the April 1913 voyage of the SS San Guglielmo, which came from the Port of Messina in Sicily, Italy. The luxury passenger ship would be used as a troop transport at the outbreak of World War I, and was torpedoed and sunk by…

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An oral history interview of Frank V. Boffi (b. 1922), who served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1952. Boffi was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, on May 18, 1922. He served during both World War II and the Korean War, and…

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The officers and men of the USS Carola at the Chateau Barracks in Brest, France, in June 1919. Built as a steam yacht in 1885 in Culzean, Scotland, the ship was acquired by the United States Navy on June 10, 1917. It was commissioned USS Carola IV…

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A newspaper clipping from The Miami News on May 24, 1962. Below a photograph of Otto Oscar Zwicker (1899-1992) is an announcement that he has joined the sales staff of Hamilton Realty, Inc. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on April 7, 1899, Zwicker…

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The USS Orizaba leaving port to carry troops to France in 1918. During World War I, she carried over 15,000 soldiers to France. After the war ended she carried another 30,000 back home until she was decommissioned on September 4, 1919. Crozier…

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A page from the 1958 City Directory for Nashville, Tennessee. The public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the…