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Portrait of Joseph B. W...
approximately 1916
 
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.
Studio portrait of Jose...
approximately 1916?
 
Title
Studio portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge in uniform
Date
approximately 1916?
Description
Copy print portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge (1872-1918), wearing his infantry uniform with division symbol at neck. 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.
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