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Title
John Eaton, 92-year-old veteran, stands amongst the tombstones of Civil War soldiers, Los Angeles, 1938
Date Created and/or Issued
December 11, 1938
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
92-year-old John Eaton, along with 97-year-old Thomas Carter, are the only surviving veterans of the original 200 members of the John A. Martin Post, G.A.R. The Civil War post is to be disbanded.
John Eaton kneels on one knee beside the tombstone of Hosea Q. Morton.
Story related to photograph appears with the article, "G.A.R. Post to Disband," Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec 1938: A1.
Text from negative sleeve: 15160 - JOHN EATON age 92 GrandxArmy of thexRepublicx VETERAN DEC.9.1938 [stamped:] Dec 15 1938
Handwritten on negative: John Eaton Dec 9
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_11870
ark:/21198/zz002h8qg8
Language
English
Subject
Staffs (Sticks)
Cemeteries--American--California--Los Angeles
Hats
Veterans--American
Older people--California--Los Angeles
Grand Army of the Republic
Eaton, John, b. 1846 or 47
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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