As I've expanded on in the posts of Civil War and daguerreotype portraits [more to come on both of those fronts, by the way], it can be such a stirring experience to come face to face with people who lived a long time ago-- it's an instant erasure of all the time between us and them. This is the start of a third series of simple portraits, this time of the men (and occasional women) who served their countries in the First World War. These all come from the Great War Archive, an initiative of Oxford University to collect photographs, documents, and other memorabilia related to World War One from individuals and institutions. When possible these photographs include relevant information about the people they portray, but I've elected to include only their name. Many of these men, sadly, didn't make it back.
Chester Adams. Source
Evan Jones. Source