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Armistice Day Parade

Description: Photograph of an Armistice Day Parade in Orange, Texas on November 11, 1918. In the foreground is an American flag covered vehicle. A large crowd is moving towards the top of the photograph. Within the crowd are uniformed men, individuals and families. On the bottom left hand corner are wooden beams.
Date: November 11, 1918
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Pvt. H. Watson and Friend

Description: Photograph of Pvt. H. Watson and a friend standing next to each other in World War I uniforms. Their right hands are rested on rifles and the man on the left's hand is rested on his belt. They are wearing tall boots, hats and gas masks around their necks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[World War I Doughboys]

Description: Copy negative of George Gober, right, with his army buddies on a bridge in Berlin, after Armistice Day, 1918.
Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Casket of WWI Soldier]

Description: Copy negative of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. "Bill" Tipton at their home, with the flag-covered casket of their son, Roger, who was killed in World War I. Flowers have been placed on the floor next to the casket, and a piano and stool stand against the left wall.
Date: November 19, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls is featured on the fourth row and is the second portrait from the right, identified by the number 31. He is wearing a light colored military uniform and is posing as if at attention. Text below the portraits documents each soldier's name. Private Jett Falls name is listed in the second column, eleventh from the top, and his number is circled.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

Description: A letter written Mr. Soloman Falls of Paris, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett -- Johnny, Jetty --- Falls) insurance benefits upon his death. The letter was issued by the Treasury Department on May 3rd, 1920 and details the amount paid by Mr. Soloman towards Jett Falls War Risk Insurance, and the amount owed to him upon his son's death. The amount owed was determined to be $65.16, and the letter states that future payments will occur in the amount of $57.50 each month. The letter is typed, and was written by R. H. Hallett, the Assistant Director in charge of Compensation and Insurance Claims Division.
Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls belonged to this infantry division until his death in 1918.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]

Description: A collection of five newspaper clippings relating to the death of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. The leftmost clipping describes his enlistment in the armed forces and his subsequent assignment to the 359th Infantry division, during which he was killed in action. The middle two clippings feature a poem written "In Memorium" for Jett Falls and a "Card of Thanks" written by his parents to those who attended his funeral. The rightmost clippings describe Jett Falls and his funeral in detail. The bottom clipping was removed from "The Globe and Commercial Advertiser" of New York on Tuesday, December 17, 1918 and features a list of the names of Corporals who were recently killed. Jett Falls appears sixth from the top on the list, with a small black "x" drawn to the right of his name.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Euless Public Library

36th Division USA (WWI) Passing in Review

Description: World War I troops passing in review, marching down Main street in Fort Worth, TX, April 11, 1918
Date: April 11, 1918
Creator: American Publishing Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

[Troops Entering League City]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of World War I troops entering downtown League City, Texas. A goat accompanies the group of army men as they walk downtown. On the left is a two-story building that houses the League City Post Office, a shoe company, and a general store.
Date: 1915
Creator: Maurer
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

Soldiers in Front of Barracks

Description: Postcard of three male soldiers in front of a wooden barrack. There is one double-hung window behind them with a small overhang on top. The men are all wearing identical uniforms which consist of button-up jackets with multiple button-flap pockets, hats, and bulging pants that are tucked inside tall boots. A hand-written notation on the back of the postcard identifies the man on the right as John Petersen.
Date: 1900/1920
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Marius & Carl Thyssen

Description: Photograph of two men standing side by side outdoors near a small bush. Behind them, there is a tall structure with various domed openings and a palm tree off to the left. The man on the left, identified as Marius Thyssen, wears a three-piece suit and banded hat. The man to the right of him, identified as Carl Thyssen, wears a military uniform which consists of boots, slouchy pants, round brim hat, a long-sleeve shirt with button-flap pockets, and a slender dark tie. He holds a cigarette in his left hand.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Carl Thyssen During World War I

Description: Postcard of two men in military uniform standing on a wooden boardwalk in front of what appears to be a barrack. A ladder can be seen inclined on the structure behind the man on the right. Accompanying information indicates one of the men is Carl Thyssen, but has not specified which is which. They both wear lace-up boots, hats, and loose-fitting pants, but the man on the left wears a button-up jacket with multiple button-flap pockets, as oppose to the man on the right, who simply wears a long-sleeve shirt.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Description: Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise.
Date: June 1, 1918
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Arthur Anderson World War One

Description: Copy negative of Arthur Andersen wearing his WWI military uniform. The long-sleeve uniform jacket buttons up the front and features four large pockets, and the pleated plants fit loose and tighten at the knee. Arthur is wearing lace-up shoes and a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Harry Anderson World War One

Description: Copy negative of Harry Andersen standing outside in front of foliage in his military uniform. The uniform features a long-sleeve buttoned jacket with four large pockets on the front, loose pleated pants that tighten around the knee and calf, laced shoes, and a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Charlie Schaer WW1 Soldier

Description: Copy negative of Charlie Schaer, who was a World War One soldier from Wharton County, Texas. In the image, Charlie is standing outside a house that is covered with ivy. He is wearing his military uniform.
Date: March 8, 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Henry Schaer WW1 Soldier

Description: Copy negative of Henry Schaer, who was a World War One soldier from Wharton County, Texas. In the image, Henry is standing outside a wooden building. He is wearing his military uniform and holding a gun.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

World War One Soldiers

Description: Copy negative of two soldiers wearing their uniforms from World War One. The uniform consists of a calf-length double-breasted peacoat, a brimmed hat with leather ties, and lace-up shoes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society