Today’s post was submitted by Eric Johnson. Thank you Eric! Do you have any information about this picture, or this person? If so please comment below or email me.
I have what might best be described as a hobby, I purchase vintage photographs at antique stores and malls and then try to return them to families.
I have during the past two years been able to return twenty such photos.
To take it a step further, I am looking for photos of men and women in uniform on which has been written a name. The name gives me a starting point!
Early this year, I purchased the below photo, a young man in a cadet uniform. On the front of the photo is written the name Percival Webb.
I can’t even recall the path I took? But a bit of pure, dumb luck! But eventually, Webb was tracked to VMI! His full name was Henry Percival Webb, Class of 1884. He died 3 April 1889.
A resource from provided by VMI, included a picture of Webb. They were the same young man!