WWI Draft Registration Card, 1918

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  1. Margaret
    August 28th, 2007

    So, it seems many of us need to do some time in Virginia as migrant laborers…

  2. lauren
    August 29th, 2007

    Very cool. I recently saw my grandfather’s draft card for the first time. It said “Jew” on it, though. Strange that Hyman’s wouldn’t have a few decades earlier (and presumably a few decades less enlightened), no?

    Although now that I think of it, it might have been his military ID, not his draft card. But the paper looked just like this.

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WWI Draft Registration Card, 1918

Though still not a US citizen, Hyman was required to register for the draft.

While he was registered in Chicago, Hyman was listed as an employee of the “Government” in Charleston, Virginia, indicating that he was traveling to the Southeast as a migrant laborer.

Source: The National Archives Website