Contributed by Mexico Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
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.
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
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.