Peter Daniel Johnson

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Collection Peter Daniel Johnson
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Description Gelatin print of Sergeant Peter Daniel Johnson.
Year Range from 1917
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid image of Sergeant Peter Daniel Johnson. He is seated on his cot and reading in his tent (which is open for airing) and wears a Model 1917 Tunic, breeches, and puttees. His Campaign Hat and other equipment are on his cot. A tent-mate is standing playing a phonograph on the table behind him. An inscription on back reads, "Comrade plying the Machine while I was reading a story named "Home" and accidentally he started playing the record, "When you are a Long Long Way From Home", just corresponding with the story. A fine guess. Nov. 26, 1917."
Peter Daniel Johnson is listed in 1914 as a trucker working for the Chicago & Northwestern RR. In 1916 he was working for Paine Lumber Company. He married Isabelle Gerhke in Oshkosh on April 22, 1912. He was a member of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. They became Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division in July 1917. Peter was promoted to Corporal on December 15, 1917. He was later promoted to sergeant. He was killed in action on July 31, 1918 during the Aisne-Marne Offensive near Sergy, France.
Object ID P1935.29.7
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Johnson, Peter Daniel
Place Camp MacArthur, TX
Print size 2 3/4" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Military camps
Title Peter Daniel Johnson
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