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Meyer Later World War I Collection

Creator:
Later, Meyer, 1895-1984  Search this
Other:
"Brother Al"  Search this
Later, Abe  Search this
North, Bob  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memorabilia
Correspondence
Account books
Postcards
Postards
Photographs
Place:
France -- 1910-1920
Connecticut
Date:
1917-1919
Summary:
Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and artifacts documenting Meyer Later, a World War I veteran who served with the United States Army in France between September, 1918 and April, 1919.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1, Personal Correspondence, 1917-1919, consists of Later's personal letters to his family, his brother Abe, and his brother-in-law Bob North dating from January, 1917 to April, 1919. Most of the letters detail his endeavors in areas of eastern France, including Dijon, Paris, and Buzancy. Also included is Later's discharge letter addressed from Commander-in-Chief John J. Pershing.

Series 2, Photographs, 1919, contains six photographs taken in various areas of France of Later and other soldiers. One photograph documents Later with other soldiers in Fromereville, France dated January 31, 1919. Another is a group photograph taken in Dijon, France dated May 8, 1919.

Series 3, United States Army Materials, 1918-1919, consists of the pay record bBook and an Army leave permit related to Later's service in the United States Army.

Series 4, Memorabilia, 1919, contains one silver dog tag with Later's first and last name and a seven digit serial number. Also included are four silk-embroidered handkerchiefs from Paris in 1919.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into four series.

Series 1, Personal Correspondence, 1918-1919

Series 2, Photographs, 1919

Series 3, United States Army Materials, 1918

Series 4, Memorabilia, 1917-1919
Biographical / Historical:
Meyer Later was born on August 12, 1895, in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in a family of six brothers and three sisters and was known by family and friends as a charming and comical individual. He was educated in Hartford, Connecticut and was drafted into the United States Army in 1918 during World War I. He served between the fall of 1918 and the spring of 1919. During the war, Later was stationed in northern and eastern France including Dijon, Fromereville, and Buzancy. After the war, Later worked with his father and six brothers at the Morris Packing Company, the family's meat packing business in Hartford. Later died in New York, New York in 1984.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Stephanie Later, November, 2008.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soldiers -- World War, 1914-1918  Search this
United States Army  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1910-1920
Account books
Postcards -- 1900-1950
Postards -- 1910-1920
Photographs -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Meyer Later World War I Collection, 1917-1919, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1140
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Meyer Later World War I Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep865a65144-e56e-4072-a753-d5f20c8ef29b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1140
Online Media:

button, lapel

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
button, lapel: 1.91 cm; x 3/4 in
Object Name:
Button, Lapel
Other Terms:
Button, Lapel; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Treasury Department
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83242F95
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-00e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968101

The Bows

Artist:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Other Terms:
Painting; Watercolor
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick Knecht Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.30907
Catalog number:
30907
Accession number:
66382
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-869d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450810

Veteran's Memorial, Stamford, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 x 11 5/8 in. (17.8 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1973
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
History\United States  Search this
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Monument\statue\Doughboy  Search this
Cityscape\Connecticut\Stamford  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Cityscape\street\Atlantic Street  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.1012
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c80fb9f9-0087-47f6-afb2-c8abf064a901
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.1012

Chester Veterans Honor Roll Monument, Chester, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 6 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (17.5 x 26.0 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1972
Topic:
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Monument\statue\Doughboy  Search this
Object\other\sign  Search this
Architecture Exterior\religious\church  Search this
Landscape\Connecticut\Chester  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.202
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk732ce1d97-67c8-4e00-8d6a-5ad04f35bcbe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.202

Doughboy, Westport, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (27.0 x 18.1 cm) sheet: 13 7/8 x 11 in. (35.2 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1973
Topic:
Landscape\tree  Search this
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Monument\statue\Doughboy  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\restaurant  Search this
Cityscape\Connecticut\Westport  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.261
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk706316cff-f653-45e4-a85c-dff7c6cb3b7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.261

Doughboy, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. (15.9 x 23.8 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1966
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\bus  Search this
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Cityscape\Connecticut  Search this
Monument\statue\Doughboy  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b01ee079-4b99-44ae-85e7-524cb1abf32b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.3

Memorial to New Haven Soldiers of World War I, New Haven, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 3/8 x 11 in. (18.7 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1975
Topic:
Cityscape\street  Search this
Animal\bird\pigeon  Search this
Monument\memorial  Search this
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Cityscape\Connecticut\New Haven  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.658
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk776a07244-6bfa-4bb0-be07-c05b88b83c9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.658

Spirit of the American Doughboy, North Canaan, Connecticut, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 6 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (16.2 x 24.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1972
Topic:
Landscape\road  Search this
History\United States\World War I  Search this
Monument\statue\Doughboy  Search this
Landscape\Connecticut\North Canaan  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.66
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b6bf13e2-b787-4ab2-8848-9b172b6a7392
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.66

badge

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 6.5 cm x 4.1 cm; 2 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15264 [dup1]
Catalog number:
15264
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-19a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968078

badge

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 7.1 cm x 4.2 cm; 2 13/16 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15301
Catalog number:
15301
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-1ca6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968081

badge

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 8.2 cm x 4.4 cm; 3 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15302
Catalog number:
15302
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-1ca7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968082

badge

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 6.2 cm x 4.1 cm; 2 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15204
Catalog number:
15204
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-7492-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968089

badge

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 7.2 cm x 4.3 cm; 2 13/16 in x 1 11/16 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15298
Catalog number:
15298
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-1cae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968090

badge

Physical Description:
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
badge: 8.8 cm x 3.8 cm; 3 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
Badge
Other Terms:
Badge; Award
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
NU.15177
Catalog number:
15177
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-1e16-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_968098

Framing the Wooden Ship

Maker:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Physical Description:
wood, metal, paper & plastic (frame & mat material)
paper (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 26 in; 55.88 cm x 66.04 cm
Object Name:
etching
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick K. Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.33167
Catalog number:
33167
Accession number:
70084
1923.70084
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-7e45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_449581

The Derrick

Artist:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Other Terms:
Painting; Watercolor
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Date made:
1918
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick Knecht Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.30909
Catalog number:
30909
Accession number:
66382
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-8f58-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450669

Launching the Berea

Artist:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Other Terms:
Painting; Watercolor
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Date made:
1918
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick Knecht Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.30910
Catalog number:
30910
Accession number:
66382
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-8f59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450670

Framing Up

Artist:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Other Terms:
Painting; Watercolor
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Date made:
1918
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick Knecht Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.30906
Catalog number:
30906
Accession number:
66382
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-8f5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450671

Launching the Berea

Artist:
Detwiller, Frederick Knecht  Search this
Object Name:
Etching
etching
Other Terms:
Etching; Watercolor
Depicted:
United States: Connecticut, Noank
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Frederick K. Detwiller
ID Number:
AF.33165
Catalog number:
33165
Accession number:
70084
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-8f5b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450672

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