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Keystone View Company Guards at American Bridgehead Boundary, Montabaur, East of the Rhine

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.249 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Montabaur, Germany Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

Two men are standing at attention in their uniform with guns in this photograph. They are occupying and guarding land the Allies won.

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