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Catalog Number 2004.71.11
Object Name Scrapbook
Accession number 2004.71
Description A page out of a scrapbook. The top right-hand corner of the page has a blue 147.

On the left side of the page has a booklet titled 'Program of the Combination Minstrel and Vaudeville Show given by Headquarters Company of the 83rd Field Artillery to be Given at Atlas Theatre December 13 and 1, 1917'. Most of the pages of the program are covered by advertisements. One part of each page has a list of the soldiers involved with the show. Ethnic slurs are used to describe some of the characters used in the show.
On the right side of the page are two photographs. The top photography shows a young woman standing on a batch of grass next to a side walk. She is wearing boots, a black skirt that goes to just above her ankles, and a white blouse. Behind her there is a tree with an American flag draped from it. Behind the tree is a wire fence and further back a building can be seen. The photograph on the bottom is of a girl in a black dress standing in an overgrown field. Behind the field, a house can be seen. The shadow of the person who took the photograph can be seen in the forefront of the image. The name of the woman is written on the last page of the program. The name of the woman in the top picture is Selma Hotton, while the bottom woman is named Bessie Paisley.

The back side of the page, numbered 148, has another photograph at the top and a newspaper clipping.
The black and white photo shows a woman sitting in a chair with a book in her hands. To her left is a table. On top of the table are two picture. Behind her are school pennants, and a framed image. To her right, propped up on the wall is an American flag. 'Bessie Paisley' is written to the right of the picture.
The newspaper clipping is titled '83rd Field Artillery Band'. Written to the right of the clipping is 'Gudian- Jan- 27- 1017. Written on the far right side of the page is 'Dick and me Fort'. There is nothing to correspond with this caption.

From the service of Musician, later 2nd Lieutenant John Hoover Price, 25th Cavalry Band, then Band, Headquarters 83rd Field Artillery, then 19th Training Battery, Field Artillery Command Officers' Training School, Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky.
Date n.d
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
Subjects Programs
Theater programs
Theatrical productions
Vaudeville shows
Search Terms 83rd Field Artillery