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Frank Chalupa

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Collection Frank Chalupa
Copyright Frank I. Chalupa
Description Gelatin copy print of Frank Chalupa, 2nd Company, 22nd Regiment, Army of the Czecho-Slavs in France (Czech Legion).
Year Range from 1919
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Frank Chalupa, 2nd Company, 22nd Regiment, Army of the Czecho-Slavs in France (Czech Legion). He is wearing a French uniform with Czecho-Slav Army in France insignia. He wears the distinctive beret of the French Mountain Rifles and holds an American flag. Taken in front of the neighbor's house in Oshkosh.
Frank Frederick Chalupa was born January 6, 1878 (or 1879) in Prague's quarter called Smichove, Bohemia; immigrated to United States (Oshkosh, WI) in 1910; during World War I, he was a sergeant, 22nd Regiment, 2nd Company, Czechoslovakian Division of the French Army; after the war he was interpreter for the Red Cross in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia); a founding member of the Order of the Sumava District #255 (Western Bohemian Fraternal Association) in Oshkosh, WI; died September 2, 1938 from bladder problems.
Object ID P2003.82.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Chalupa, Frank Frederick
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects World War I
Soldiers
Portrait photographs
Male
Czech Legion (Army of Czecho-Slavs in France)
Title Frank Chalupa
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