Harrison E. Colp photograph collection, 1918-1925 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 2/1/PH 39
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: This collection contains three groups of photographs. The first and largest group consists of 1918 United States government photographs of World War I scenes at the French front, including soldiers of the 33rd Illinois Division (with the 132nd regiment from Chicago); land and sea battles; battlegrounds; prisoners of war; post-battle landscapes; soldier ships; weaponry; local villages and people; and Major General George Bell, Jr., Commander of the 33rd Division. The second group of photos appears to document troops returning to New York City, and the third group consists of 25 photographs Colp took documenting the destruction of West Frankford, IL by the tri-state tornado of March 18, 1925.