Wednesday, May 12, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 102: Lyle in Uniform

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This picture was taken at the United States Marines encampment in Balboa Park in San Diego during World War I, so it was likely taken in 1917 or early 1918.

My grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, is the man standing to the left of the tent opening. I don't know the names of the other men in the picture.

Lyle enlisted in the Marines Reserve, but apparently never served anywhere else but in the PX in Balboa Park.

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