[36th National Guard Private's wool jacket, , World War I]

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Photographs of 36th National Guard Private's wool jacket from World War I, held by UNT Special Collections. This jacket was worn by George N. Rucker who was stationed at Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas, during World War I. The first image shows an arrowhead patch with the "T" in the center represents the 36th infantry division of the Texas Army National Guard, which was made up of Texans and Oklahomans. The silver chevron patch lower on the sleeve represents stateside service of at least six months. A second silver chevron patch would have been added for an additional six … continued below

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2 photographs : col. ; 2345 x 3939 px. 2596 x 3255 px.

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Sylve, Joshua December 12, 2016.

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Photographs of 36th National Guard Private's wool jacket from World War I, held by UNT Special Collections. This jacket was worn by George N. Rucker who was stationed at Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas, during World War I. The first image shows an arrowhead patch with the "T" in the center represents the 36th infantry division of the Texas Army National Guard, which was made up of Texans and Oklahomans. The silver chevron patch lower on the sleeve represents stateside service of at least six months. A second silver chevron patch would have been added for an additional six months served, so we can tell that Rucker only served between six and eleven months. The red chevron near the shoulder represents honorable discharge. Image 2, front of wool jacket with two pockets on the top and bottom of each side and five buttons along the middle.

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2 photographs : col. ; 2345 x 3939 px. 2596 x 3255 px.

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This image was taken for use in the digital version of UNT Special Collections' Spring 2017 exhibit "The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry Selected from the Donald Thomas War Poetry Collection."

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  • Preferred Citation: University Photography Collection (U0458), University of North Texas Special Collections

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University Photography Collection

Drawn from the UNT Archives, these photographs depict images of University of North Texas football, UNT alumni and alumni events, and images of the changing and growing University of North Texas campus.

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Collection of documents, photographs, and personal papers donated to the former museum, known as the Historical Collection, on the University of North Texas campus.

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  • December 12, 2016
  • January 19, 2017

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  • June 17, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

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Sylve, Joshua. [36th National Guard Private's wool jacket, , World War I], photograph, December 12, 2016; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1703787/: accessed July 5, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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