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Keystone View Company American Army of Occupation on the Rhine Near Ehrenbreitstein

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09584.252 Author/Creator: Keystone View Company Place Written: Ehrenbreitstein, Germany Type: Stereocard Date: 1914-1918 Pagination: 1 stereocard ; 8.7 x 17.7 cm.

In this photograph dozens of soldiers are on horseback, carrying flags. They are from the American army and are occupying land in Germany.

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