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Guide to the
Mike Thornton Collection of Military Uniform Postcards
circa 1915-1960
 PR-408

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 28, 2020
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 United States. Fort Ticonderoga. American Troops

Scope and Contents

"American Troops at Fort Ticonderoga, 1775–1776–1777, by Colonel Harry C. Larter Jr., U.S.A."

• Major, 3rd New Jersey Regt., Field Officer of the Day (2)
• Color Sergeant, 2nd New Hampshire, Poor's (2)
• Captain of the Guard, 14th Conn. Regt., Burrell's (2)
• Drummer, 2nd Canadian Regt., Congress's Own (2)
• Sergeant of Marines, from 1st Penna. Bn. (2)
• Matross, New York Artillery Company, Lambs (2)
• Scout, 6th Continentals, Mass., Whitcomb's Rangers (2)
• Private, 3rd Yorkers, Ulster Regt. (2)
• Green Mountain Ranger, Warner's Regt. (2)
• Fifer, 1st New York Regt., McDougall's (2)
• Corporal, 6th Penna. Bn., Irvine's (2)
• Rifleman, 4th Penn. Bn., Wayne's (2)

[1930-1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 2-3 United States. Fort Ticonderoga. British Regiments (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

"British Regiments, Ticonderoga, 1758–1777, by Alex. R. Cattley / The Royal Regiment of Artillery, Ticonderoga, 1758, 1759 and 1777"

• Grenadier Company Soldier, 47th Regiment (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 34th Regiment (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 24th Regiment (2)
• Gunner, Royal Regiment of Artillery (1)
• Officer, 29th Regiment (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 33rd Regiment (2)
• Battalion Corporal, 53rd Regiment (2)
• Private, The Royal Highland Regiment, The 42nd (The Black Watch) (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 31st Regiment (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 62nd Regiment (2)
• Battalion Serjeant [sic], 24th Regiment (2)
• Officer, 20th Regiment (2)
• Private of the Light Company, 46th British Regiment (2)
• Private, 60th Foot (Royal Americans) (2)
• Soldier, 26th Regiment (2)
• Battalion Corporal, 9th Regiment (2)
• Battalion Soldier, 20th Regiment (2)
• Grenadier, 21st Regiment (Royal North British Fuziliers) (2)
• Private, British Infantry, at the End of the American Revolution, 1783 (2)
• Private, The Royal Highland Regiment, The 42nd (The Black Watch), at the End of the American Revolution, 1783 (2)

[1930-1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 4 United States. Fort Ticonderoga. French Regiments

Scope and Contents

"French Regiments Stationed at Fort Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga), July 8th, 1758, by Col. Harry C. Larter Jr., U.S.A."

• 72nd Béarn Regiment (1)
• 34th La Sarre Regiment (1)
• French General Officer, 1758 (1)
• 47th Royal Corps of Artillery, 1758 (1)
• 37th Royal Roussillon Regiment (2)
• 44th Royal La Marine Regiment (1)
• 24th La Reine Regiment (2)
• 71st Berry Regiment (1)
• 53rd Languedoc Regiment (1)
• Officer of the Royal Engineers, 1758 (1)
• Canadian Militia (1)
• 68th Guyenne Regiment (1)

[1930-1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 5 United States. Fort Ticonderoga. Hessian Regiments

Scope and Contents

[Hessian Regiments at Fort Ticonderoga by Colonel Harry C. Larter, U.S.A.]

• Brunswick Jaegers (von Barner), 1777 (1)
• Grenadier Noncommissioned Officers (Erbprinz, von Riedesel, Prinz Friedrich), 1776 (1)
• Brunswick Infantry Regiment (von Rhetz), 1776–77 (1)
• Hesse-Hanau Infantry (Erbprinz), 1776 (1)
• Brunswick Infantry (Prinz Friedrich), 1776 (2)
• Brunswick Infantry Regiment (von Specht), 1776–1777 (1)
• Grenadiers (von Rhetz, von Riedesel, von Specht), 1777 (1)
• Brunswick Infantry (von Riedesel), 1776 (1)
• Brunswick Light Infantry Battalion (von Barner), 1777 (1)
• Hesse-Hanau Artillery, 1777 (1)
• Winter Clothing Issued to the Brunswick & Hesse-Hanau Troops (Musketeer, Dragoon, Cannoneer) in Canada, 1776–77 (1)
• Brunswick Dragoons (Prinz Ludewig), 1777 (1)

[circa 1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 United States. Fort Ticonderoga. General views

Scope and Contents

• Aerial view (1)
• Entrance to Place D'Armes, South Barracks (2)
• Ethan Allen Stairway, West Barracks (2)
• Sally Port and West Demilune (1)
• South Platform (2)
• South Platform in Winter (1)
• Monument to the British and Colonial Regiments (2)
• General Montcalm Congratulating his Victorious Troops, July 8, 1758 (3)
• West Demi-Lune (1)
• Portrait of George Washington (1)

[1930-1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 United States. West Point

Scope and Contents

Cadets, flag, cannon, and a portrait of Thomas Jefferson (5 cards).

[1945-1960]
Box: 1 Folder : 8 United States. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes views of the first naval officer's training school, Boston; a U.S. Army musician, artillery, Civil War; the interior of Reynolds Tavern, 1737, as transformed into the Annapolis, Maryland public library; and the development of the American flag (8 cards).

[1930-1945]
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Great Britain. England. King's Guard / Queen's Guard

Scope and Contents

At Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Tower of London, etc.

[circa 1915, 1955]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Great Britain. England. Various regiments

Scope and Contents

• Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) (2 versions)
• Worcestershire Regiment (1)
• Suffolk Regiment (1)
• Royal Sussex Regiment (1)
• South Wales Borderers (2 versions)
• Royal Irish Regiment (1)
• Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (1)
• Border Regiment (1)
• Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1)
• 1st King's Dragoon Guards at Dettingen, 1743 (1)
• British Artilleryman of 1757 (2)

[circa 1915, 1960]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Great Britain. Scotland (postcards issued by Elms Publishing Co.)

Scope and Contents

• Scots Guards (2)
• Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons (3 types)
• 1st, Royal Scots (1)
• 21st, Royal Scots Fusiliers (1)
• 25th, King's Own Scottish Borderers (1)
• 26th, Cameronians (1)
• 42nd, Black Watch (2 types)
• 71st, Highland Light Infantry (2 types)
• 72nd, Seaforth Highlanders (2 types)
• 75th, Gordon Highlanders (2 types)
• 79th, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (2 types)
• 91st, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (3)

[circa 1915]
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Great Britain. Scotland (postcards issued by Valentine & Son)

Scope and Contents

• Gordon Highlanders (2)
• Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (2)
• Seaforth Highlanders (1)
• Black Watch Royal Highlanders (1)
• Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (2)

[circa 1915]