This collection contains 26 framed black and white photographs taken by the United States Army Signal Corps in Europe during
the First World War, collected by Marvin W. Spafford of the Signal Corps.
Marvin W. Spafford was born in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois and worked as a photojournalist for the Chicago Tribune. He married
a telephone operator named Sara Marie Mongan and after served with the United States Army Signal Corps in Europe during the
First World War. After the war, he and Sara moved to California with their two sons where he worked for the Los Angeles Herald
Examiner and taught at Universal Studios. He was killed while on assignment in Anaheim by a train at a blind crossing in 1928.
2 Linear Feet
(26 objects, 1 folder)
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