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Photographs, 1889-1960

Photographs, 1889-1960, undated 5.8 cubic ft. (paper, partially digitized)

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Brigadier General John A. Hulen began his military career in the Spanish-American War and later commanded the 72nd Infantry Brigade (1917-1919) and the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard (1922-1935), providing military leadership for the state and nation. Approximately 1,063 photographs collected by Hulen detail military and civilian life from 1889 to 1960, undated. They document Hulen’s time as a cadet, his early military service in the Spanish-American War, military training leading up to World War I, the front lines in France in World War I, military training and camp life in the interwar period, early military planes and aerial photographs, official portraits of military personnel, military weapons and equipment from the years immediately following World War II, events from the 36th Division, the front lines in Japan during World War II, European and American postcards from 1919, railroad exhibitions, banquets for the 36th Division, Hulen’s business interests in the railroad industry in Texas, personal vacations, and greeting cards. Further photographs of note include a signed picture of General Douglas MacArthur and photographs of the Italian front lines during D-Day of World War II.

The photographs are organized into 17 subgroups by subject or photographic format:

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Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, General John A. Hulen papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Technical Requirements
For physical materials, researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

Inventory of the Photographs

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