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Anton Engstrom Collection—World War I photographs

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2016-077

Content Description

The collection consists of photographs collected and pertaining to Anton Engstrom. Mr. Engstrom was born May 8, 1892 in Sweden. He moved to Potter County when he was a young man. He married Esther Westman January 14, 1925. He served with the U.S. Army in World War I and was a lifetime member of the Gettysburg American Legion and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He died on May 24, 1978 at the Veterans Administration Hospital (Sioux Falls, S.D.). The majority of the collection is a set of forty-seven stereograph images from World War I. The images were published by the Keystone Viewing Company (Meadville, PA). The numbered images date from 1917 to 1919. The images include war scenes in Europe as well as Americans training and fighting during the war. The back of the stereoviews include detailed descriptions of the images. Also included are two panoramic images of World War I soldiers. The one titled, “Back from France, Company M, 363 Infantry” includes an image of Mr. Engstrom. He is standing, third row from the bottom, eleventh man over from the left. There is an “x” on his shoulder. The second panoramic image is titled, “3rd Battalion 363rd Infantry, 91st ‘Wild West’ Division, ‘California’s Own,’ Captain Sever commanding.” It is assumed that Mr. Engstrom is in the image, but his location is not known.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1917-1919

Creator

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet