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The Frederick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Genealogy

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About this collection

This photograph collection is of indviduals and groups of people associated with the military. The majority of the photos date from the Civil War era through the Korean War, with the greatest number reflecting the World War II era. A few photos are from the early 1960s, and there is one 1975 photo of WWI veterans. The collection is arranged into categories of photos of individuals and those of groups of two or more people. Photos of individuals are largely portrait shots taken while the person was in service. There are also some candid photos. A large number of the group photographs are groups of men who are about to leave for entry into the service. During WW II and the Korean War, these photos were often taken inside or in front of the county courthouse, where the men met to be checked in by the Selective Service board before departing. During WW I, the groups often had a more formal photograph taken in front of the first State Capitol building. These photos, both group and individual, generally appeared in the local paper. Research has resulted in most of the people being identified; however, there are some that remain unknown. Anyone with identification information on individals in the photographs is encouraged to contact the Frederick Porter Griffin Center at genealogy@hcpl.lib.in.us. Please also contact the Griffin Center if you would like to donate similar photographs to add to the collection.  

These are but a few of the many Harrison County citizens who have served in the military at various times during our history. We are forever grateful for their service. 

 
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