Saturday, July 23, 2005

Non-Essential Sites: WWI Draft Registration Cards of the Rich and Famous

As the World War I Civilian Draft Registrations Database at slowly grows toward completion, one cannot help but wonder: What color were Jack Benny's eyes?

The answers to this question and others may be found at World War I Draft Registration Cards of the Rich and Famous, another preview provided by Michael John Neill. Those interested should also check out Neill's 2004 article "World War I Draft Cards of the Rich and Famous".

Some other celebrities whose cards may be viewed:

  • Babe Ruth - Back when he still played for my beloved Red Sox (sigh).
  • Gabby Hayes - Already employed as an actor, but not yet as a sidekick.
  • George M. Cohan - Who apparently was "born on fourth of July."

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