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I performed this colorization from a photo in the US National Archives. Original: here.
The title is "Private T. P. Loughlin of the 69th Regiment, New York National Guard, (165th Infantry) bidding his family farewell." After some research, I was able to find the fate of this soldier: According to John Mahon’s book, "New York’s Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History of Service in the Civil War’s Irish Brigade and the Great War’s Rainbow Division, Loughlin joined the regiment in October 1915, was mobilized in 1917 and went overseas with Company B, First Battalion, 165th Infantry. He was founded at St. Mihiel, but did eventually return safely with the rest of the regiment in May 1919. Mahon got this information from the New York State Archives, WWI Service card 89332, Thomas P. Loughlin." I’d like to think there was a similar but different kind of embrace when he arrived home. Loughlin died September 25th, 1956.
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Why did the US go to war in WWI?