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Posted 6 months ago

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tlmbaran
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I'm really excited about this. Ebay fresh, a "buy it now" for $15.00...a bit more than I would normally pay for a WWI RPPC, however, to find two U.S. Marines, wearing U.S. ARMY 2nd Division uniforms, WITH the Marine Corps E.G.A. hat insignia, truly is a RARE find!
Also note, the VERY YOUNG Marine who is sitting, has 3 overseas chevrons on his left sleeve, indicating he was overseas for at least 1 1/2 years. On his right sleeve is a single "wound" chevron, indicating he was wounded in action. (This was BEFORE the Purple heart medal existed) Also note that the shoe on the young seated Marine (who looks no more than 16 years old) the heel has been cut away on his shoe. He obviously has a foot injury, and one can assume it occurred in combat. He also carries a cane to help him walk. If you look close at his collar discs, he is wearing the RARE French made E.G.A. collar discs.
The Marine standing up has his shirt collar exposed and folded over, hiding any collar insignia, if any. Both Marines wear E.G.A. hat badges, however it appears that the standing Marine is wearing an Officer's right side collar E.G.A., as the anchor is facing the wrong way.
A very RARE image, and I am happy to have it in my collection. Unfortunately, about an inch of the top of thr RPPC had been cut away, possibly to make it fit in a frame.
GREAT AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND photo for my collection. .

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    What a treasure ! and I noticed they resemble each other could be A Father and Son ? Love the photo a picture of the past captured for others to see :-) Great post and a nice buy !
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    Great pic - the 3rd one you posted was the best to try to restore it a bit which I could do. Phil.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
    Before I even read your text, I was thinking that the one sitting had been in the trenches & the one standing probably not by the expressions on their faces.
  4. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 6 months ago
    Manikin...I THINK you are correct! The look like brothers!, Twins or something...same ears, nose, jaw line, etc....

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