Taftville’s “Unknown Soldiers”

As part of the national remembrance of the centennial anniversary of World War I, the Otis Library presents these photographs from the studio of Taftville’s esteemed photographer, Prime Dugas.  Prime began his photography career in 1882.  His youngest son, René, joined him in their Taftville studio in 1935.

In his later years, René Dugas spent many hours organizing and labeling his collection of photographs, relying on surviving notes and his own memory.  Unfortunately, though, number of his subjects remain unidentified.  Here are some unlabeled portraits of military men of the World War One era.  Do any of their faces look familiar?  Can you identify their military uniforms? Please send any information to us (reference the number in the lower right) at genealogy@otis.lioninc.org