Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.
This classic photograph was taken in front of the Eagle Temple (later the Masonic Temple) on W. Center Street. It shows about 240 of Albion’s War veterans posing in their uniforms. This is one of those l-o-n-g photographs that were quite popular in those days. People who wanted a copy could order/purchase one, and several serviceman did. Sometimes the serviceman or the family put an “x” to identify themselves in the photo. As the years went by and Albion’s World War I soldiers died off, these photographs remained with individual families, but no one could remember who the people were in the photo, other than “grandpa.”
Here is one miniature version of the whole image (unfortunately of low quality), and two sets of larger segments of the same picture, one is just the picture, the other is with the few names that have been identified so far added. Following the images there is a list of all the identified Veterans.
Small version of the whole World War I Albion Veterans photograph
Plain picture in 5 segments, click on a picture to view a large version:
Picture with Names Identified in 7 segments (A-G), click on a picture to view a large version:
Here is a list of the names showing the segment that the image is located in:
How many of our readers have this photograph amongst their family possessions and could identify their ancestor? If you do please send word to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your contribution to the project.
All text copyright, 2013 © all rights reserved Frank Passic