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Found: WWI Army Certificate, Photos

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A box of free old books on Craigslist yielded some amazing results. At the bottom of the box, I discovered a mysterious green folder.IMG_0090

The folder held the following amazing items:

Headshot of actor Paul Wallace, dedicated “Forever- Your True Friend, Paul”, shot by Maurice LA












Full-length photo of actor Paul Wallace, also shot by Maurice LA, this one stamped by Walter Trask Theatrical Company


Etching of a city, signed… Baum? Baian? Baion? Do any of my printmaking friends/colleagues recognize this signature or style?IMG_0094

Headshot of an actor, signed “To my best cousin, Al”, shot 4/26/42, signed… Richard Sily? Fiely? Feely?IMG_0095







And finally, the 1918 Army promotion certificate for Daily S. Stafford, who was promoted from Private to Corporal. The date signifies this was WWI, just before the end of the war. A bit of digging indicates that Daily (or Dailey) Shearer Stafford eventually became a superior court judge in Los Angeles. I’ve been trying to track down his family members, but have had little luck. Here’s his listing on FamilySearch, which shows his son, Jack, has passed away, with no connections to grandchildren that I can find.IMG_0096WWI Army promotion certificate for Dailey S Stafford

I’m hoping to find some of his family members so that I can give this certificate to them! In the meantime, it looks like Paul Wallace is the same actor from Father Knows Best and Gypsy, and he’s apparently still alive! Maybe I’ll sell those 🙂


Author: Morgan | Culture | Meredith

Morgan Meredith writes about mental health, travel, and tech, based on her own experiences. Morgan left her job at a tech startup in 2017 to travel the world, and hasn’t stopped! She’s passionate about making travel as accessible for people with mental health challenges as it is for those who are nerotypical. She is also an outspoken advocate for destigmatizing mental health. Morgan received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA and BA at Bradley University. Hire Morgan for your project or speaking engagement at

One thought on “Found: WWI Army Certificate, Photos

  1. Reblogged this on cntrygirl267 and commented:
    Always support the troops regardless if they are still with us or not.


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