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Eighth Illinois Regiment Now in France [half tone printed reproduction]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07593 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Chicago] Type: Photographs Date: 1918 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Black troops active in Europe during WWI. Two slightly different printed versions of the same photograph, one trimmed, and the other printed with a slightly grainer half-tone screen.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, African American Troops, African American History, World War I, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs

Sub Era: World War One