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"Hotel DeBreeze." Abandoned house covered with graffiti by Co. K, Second Illinois National Guard.

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Identifier: N08481

Title: "Hotel DeBreeze." Abandoned house covered with graffiti by Co. K, Second Illinois National Guard.

Description: Horizontal, black and white photograph showing discontented messages written on the second floor of an unidentified house. Some signs read: "People take this as a joke. What we need is a box of soap. / We left our girls in that great big town. We wonder who's with them, we ain't around. / We came down here to stop the riot. All we do is walk up and down all night. / This place looks like a grave. Who will donate us a shave. / We admit this is a show. But that don't get us no dough." "Our bath tub" is written on a pitcher, and "Roof garden" is written above a box of wilted plants. Other signs are written around a window, and pieces of broken glass are scattered in front of it. This image is a detail of image 7935. Several related images show the house from various angles and include signs identifying the authors of the graffitti as soldiers from Company K, of the Second Illinois National Guard.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: ca. 1918

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Holt, Charles Clement, 1866-1925

Subjects: Signs (Notices)
Houses

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