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Title
View of soldiers nailing coffins shut in France during World War I, ca.1916
Contributor
Conrich, Robert S
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1916
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of a view of soldiers nailing coffins shut in France during World War I, ca.1916. Two plain wooden coffins can be seen, one at left and one at center. The one at left is open and its lid can be seen in the foreground near two wooden crosses. Uniformed soldiers can be seen putting nails into the lid of the coffin at center, while more soldiers stand around and watch. One soldier at right has a Red Cross emblem on his arm.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photonegative, b&w
7 x 11 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographs
Identifier
chs-m24563 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-39529
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m24563
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-39529.jpg
Subject
War
Military
Cemeteries
Soldiers
Time Period
circa 1916
Place
France
Source
39529 [Accession number]
CHS-39529 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
unidentified no: ARCH-239 [Identifying number]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m15009

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