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.

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.
  • Chris

    Nice unassisted orthadonture. People today pay plenty to get similar results.