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Taken for the US Senate Appropriations Committee's photo album of their fall tour of Europe and the Middle East. The photo was taken by Lt. Robert F. Tacey of the Army Signal Corps. View full size.
From new Shorpy member Paola:
I discovered today your website and I in the past two hours I have been looking at it. It's an amazing site. I recognize many pictures from the wonderful collection of Library of Congress. I was sick at home this weekend and I spent all my time losing myself in the library Print and Photography website. The collection is huge and your website for me is like a travel guide.
I am Italian, I live in Milano. I graduated in Bologna University in art history. I am journalist and my current work is photo editor of Geo magazine.
Thank you Shorpy for your work and keep on.
Best wishes. Paola
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A 1920 reunion of the 30th Infantry Division (The Hickory Division) of WWI AEF fame. The old guy in gray is my great-great-grandfather Noah Frady, possibly the oldest American Civil War vet alive in Asheville at the time.
Also present are his son-in-law (in doorway, wearing white suit at left) and his grandsons... the smallest one running alongside is my grandfather, Max Rhodes.