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This is romantic image in a very sad way–this young man is saying goodbye to his sweetheart as his regiment leaves for Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, SC, during World War I. She’s dressed so beautifully and is clearly trying to be brave, and he seems calm and confident. So many young men died in World War I—-whenever I look at this picture, I hope these sweethearts were reunited safely at the end of the war. (Source: Record Group 165: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, ARC Identifier 533733 / 165-WW-476(21)

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