John Edward Barry suitcase, ca. 1925

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John Edward Barry suitcase, ca. 1925

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Description

This battered suitcase found in Rangeley about 2003 was filled with personal belongings of John Edward Barry.

The contents of the suitcase included a photograph of Barry's mother, his birth certificate, baby shoes, his graduation photograph and diploma from St. Theresa's Parochial School, a rosary and prayer book, and a class photograph and diploma from Mexico High School.

Additionally, a certificate of Barry's death in 1945 and burial on Peleliu Island, a purple heart certificate and military flag and a Western Union message advising his foster mother that his remains were being shipped home, and to make funeral arrangements, were also among the items contained in the suitcase.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Edward Barry suitcase, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Rangeley
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 46 cm x 29 cm
  • Local Code: 12 062 Mex
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Mexico Historical Society
3 Oxford Avenue, Mexico, ME 04257
(207) 357-9786

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