Contributed by Franco-American Collection
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Though the woman in this photograph is unidentified, she is thought to be a girlfriend or wife of Joseph Chouinard, a Lewiston-Auburn resident who served in World War I, posing in uniform.
While women did serve in the army during World War I, they did so mostly as nurses, or in reserve units. Few would have been issued with rifles as shown in this photo.
About This Item
- Title: Woman in Army Uniform, Lewiston-Auburn, ca. 1917
- Creation Date: circa 1917
- Subject Date: circa 1917
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 2013.0.39
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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