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Portrait of J.W. (James William) Lucus in Jussey, France during World War I

Object Details

Creator
Lucus family
Scope and Contents
James William Lucus was born in Abbeville, GA on 26 December 1895 to Jack and Hattie Dean Lucus. James entered Tuskegee Institute in 1913 and earned his high school academic diploma in 1916 and his applied electricity diploma in 1916. The skills he acquired at Tuskegee enabled him to serve in the U.S. Army's C.O. Company "F" 317 Engineers during World War I. In June 1918 his unit was deployed to France for nine months. Their primary mission was to dig trenches and dugouts in the battle zones. His unit returned on 31 March 1919 and Mr. Lucus was honorably discharged on 18 April 1919.
Date
1918
Extent
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14 x 8.9 cm))
Type
Archival materials
Photographs
Portraits
Topic
African American military personnel
World War, 1914-1918
Place
France
Culture
African American
Collection Rights
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation
James and Ethel Lucus papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Meridith McCurtis and Hildred Lucus McCurtis.
Identifier
ACMA.06-023, Item ACMA PH2004.7002.23a
Portrait of J.W. (James William) Lucus in Jussey, France during World War I
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