The Smiling Army Cook

Great photo. You can’t help but smile back when you look at it. The guy in the photo is an army cook at Ft. Myer in 1917.

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1917. Arlington, Virginia. "Fort Myer officer training camp mess." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
1917. Arlington, Virginia. “Fort Myer officer training camp mess.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

I only wish I had a name and story for this man. This guy’s smile deserves to be shared with your friends on Facebook.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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