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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a Real Photo PostCard (RPPC) of a WW1 soldier from Wisconsin who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC).

The postcard was made from an earlier portrait-- appears have been a large 16 X 20 "charcoal" or "pastel" print of the era. The original was most likely taken prior to the the soldier shipping out overseas.

The DSC and the French Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) with Bronze Star are the actual medals that were placed on top of the image for photographing.

The photographer is "Luck" out of "Oshkosh" Wisconsin and it is impress marked at the bottom.

The postcard back is AZO indicating it was made shortly after the end of WW1.

Most likely this was made as a family memorial for a soldier who was killed in battle. Wisconsin was heavily represented in the 32nd and 42nd Divisions and this soldier MAY be from one of those units. Further research may eventually identify this hero from the War to end all Wars.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting bellin!

    I seem to get a lot of WI items.

  2. Harborguy Harborguy, 5 years ago
    Very nice set. It is unfortunate with photographs like this when the soldier is not identified. I always find myself wanting to know the personal history; era, unit, battles fought, MIA/KIA, survivor.
    Scott, not sure if I have said this, but I enjoy your postings & the information you provide. Keep it up. Thank you!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks bellin-- I think that the winters would get me.

    Maybe I need to try a summer up there first!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    What is mild for you is probably extreme for me!

  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    It is a shame that there is no ID on the photo as they should be remembered. I agree that it was taken before the war as they usually didn't look so good after that big one. Guerre is a waste of lives but we never learn, do we?
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking buss.

    The DSC is a significant award so research will probably pay off! I already have a hand full of possibles.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks matty and mikko.

  8. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    Thank you for sharing this. Jimbo
  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking jim.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

  11. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks roadside.

  12. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Hi, scottvez! Hope you are well and way out of the path of these terrible storms.

    Sir, we have a very kind newbie, "pawis", who has a very unusual photo, and I was wondering if you had time for a quick look? Thanks so much! miKKo
  13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks mikko and pawis.

  14. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tom and chinablue.


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