Thursday, April 10, 2008


In 1918 "Millie" Crites, a shop girl in Minot, North Dakota, sent a young soldier from Missouri this photograph. She wrote in pencil on the back, "Pretty good. Ha Ha. Mother says this doesn't look like me, but I think it might have been worse." He soldier later married his "girl of the golden West", and kept the photograph among his most personal treasures until he died.

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