Item 81999 - Woman in Army Uniform, Lewiston-Auburn, ca. 1917

Item 81999 - Woman in Army Uniform, Lewiston-Auburn, ca. 1917
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Item 81999
Woman in Army Uniform, Lewiston-Auburn, ca. 1917
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Though the woman in this photograph is unidentified, she is thought to be a girlfriend or wife of Joseph Chouinard, a Lewiston-Auburn resident who served in World War I, posing in his uniform.

While women did serve in the army during World War I, they did so mostly as nurses, or in reserve units. Few would have been issued with rifles as shown in this photo.

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