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Identifier: 
exwa_wmup_p-0008327
Title: 
Portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge in uniform
Date: 
approximately 1916
Description: 
Copy print headshot of Joseph B. Westnedge (1872-1918), wearing an infantry uniform and hat, and smoking a cigarette. The uniform may be from the Michigan State Troops. Pin above lapel features crossed muskets over wreath insignia. Handwritten text on the photograph reads, "Our own 'Col Joe' Guess what he's s[aying?] Turk". Joseph Westnedge had an extensive military career: He joined the Michigan National Guard in 1894, was captain during the Spanish-American War in 1898, lieutenant-colonel during Jackson Prison riot of 1911, and colonel after his service on the Mexican border in 1916. Later, he was the manager of Kalamazoo paper company at the start of the first World War, and was one of few National Guard officers to retain his command in the National Army during the war. He commanded the 126th Infantry. Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was named in his honor.
Person: 
Westnedge, Joseph B. (Joseph Burchnall), 1872-1918
Subject: 
United States. National Guard. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 126th--People
Subject: 
Military uniforms--American
Subject: 
Military officers
Time Period: 
1910 - 1919
Language: 
eng
Source: 
5 x 7 in. black and white copy photograph, WMU Photograph Collection, P-0008327
Collection: 
Western Michigan University Regional History Photograph Collection
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Digital Date: 
2021
Rights: 
This material is protected by copyright. Copyright held by Western Michigan University, all rights reserved. For additional information, please contact the Western Michigan University Archives, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Type: 
image
Format Creation: 
image/tiff
Box Barcode: 
31141024385002