Alfred A. Thelen and Friends at Camp Grant

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Collection Alfred A. Thelen
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Description Gelatin print of Alfred A. Thelen and Friends at Camp Grant.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 23333
Notes Full standing view of Alfred A. Thelen and three Friends at Camp Grant. Alfred stands in center wearin a wool shirt and breeches. A stack of Model 1917 Rifles is in front and a two-story barracks behind.
Alfred A. Thelen was born in Oshkosh on January 6, 1891, the son of Stephen Thelen. He worked for the Witzel & Rossmeissl shoe store and became a partner in Thelen & Rossmeissl. He was drafted in April 1918 and did his basic training at Camp Grant, near Rockford, IL. Corporal Alfred A. Thelen became a member of Company F, 354th Infantry, 89th "Middle West" Division during World War I. The 89th Division was comprised of draftees from mid-western states and trained at Camp Funston, Kansas. They saw heavy action during World War I. Alfred died of pneumonia on November 24, 1918.
Object ID P1935.14.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Thelen, Alfred A.
Place Camp Grant, IL
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
Military training
Title Alfred A. Thelen and Friends at Camp Grant
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