Mock Wedding

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Record 256/678
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Louis Suess
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of a Mock Wedding.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor image of members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion holding a Mock Wedding. Louis Suess is standing at right; wearing a backwards coat and his campaign hat upside down. Another man is dressed as a woman while the "Groom" holds his hand. Another man is dressed as the "Bride's Maid" and is escorted by another soldier.
Louis Suess was Born: Oshkosh, WI November 17, 1888. He Enlisted: Oshkosh, WI June 21, 1916 in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. Company F was called to service on the Mexican Border, June 22, 1916. During World War I they were transferred to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 83rd Infantry Brigade, 42nd Division on July 15, 1917. They sailed for France from Hoboken, NJ, October 1917. Company C was engaged at Luneville Sector, Baccarat Sector, Esperance Sector, Champagne-Marne Defensive, Chateau-Thierry Offensive. He, along with several of his comrades, was killed in the Battle of Chateau-Thierry on July 30, 1918 by shrapnel wounds throughout his entire body. He was interred in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.
Object ID P1935.20.7
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Suess, Louis
Place Camp Douglas, WI
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Cross dressing
Title Mock Wedding
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