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Title Adolph Castonia, Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd rainbow Division
Catalog Number P1997.44
Accession number 1997.44
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Copy print of Adolph Castonia, Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd rainbow Division.
Date 1917-1918
Event World War I
People Castonia, Adolph
Subjects World War I
Soldiers
Camps
Tents
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Blacksmiths
Copyright Location of original unknown. No signed permission for use by donor.
Catalog date 2004-08-02
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 15206
Notes Copy of an original print of Adolph Castonia, Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Rainbow Division. He is standing in a camp with pyramid tents in the background, possibly in Texas during mobilization. He wears a Campaign Hat; M1910 Haversack; pistol belt; leggings; shirt; and trousers.
Adolph Castonia enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in 1917. Company F, became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division during World War I. Because of his blacksmith experience making horseshoes, he was made Ferrier. He also drove ammunition wagons. He was able to speak French, and was often in demand of his comrades to act as an interpreter.
Orig/copy Copy