• Diary Entry, August 21, 1917 to September 5, 1917

    Typed diary entry from August 21, 1917 to September 5, 1917. The various entries discuss the individual's last few days in the United States before heading across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.

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  • Chattanooga High Football Team

    Black-and-white photograph of the 1914 Chattanooga High School football team. Hodge is pictured in the bottom row, third from the right. After graduating from high school, Hodge attended the Universit…

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  • Ration Card (1)

    Ration card issued by the Chamber of Commerce of Nante that was "good of a Franc." There is French writing on the reverse of the card.

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  • Alice Lelong

    Photograph of Alice Lelong sitting near a window. A note on the back reads: "Affectionately yours, Alice Lelong. Don't forget me." There is also an address for a street in Le Havre, a major port in no…

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  • Hand-written general orders

    Personal document titled "My general orders are:." Lists personal responsibilities of position. May have been Hodge's personal notes.

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  • Frank Hodge WWI

    Small photograph of Frank Hodge. Hodge is wearing an Army Campaign hat.

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  • Ration Card (2)

    Ration card issued by the Chamber of Commerce of Blois and Loir-et-Cher for fifty cents. The ration card expired after October 4, 1918. There is French writing on the reverse of the card.

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  • Military Pass, Robert F. Hodge (3)

    Military pass for Robert F. Hodge dated April 22, 1918. The purpose of the pass was for "bath & shopping."

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  • "David" - by Izzy.

    Poem written by Izzy (unidentified) titled "David," about Lt. David Van Alstyne. It is signed again at the bottom with "M. de L. Weill, of the SSU 558 Food Service."

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  • Money Order, from Robert F. Hodge to B. E. Hodge

    Money order from Robert F. Hodge to B. E. Hodge for the sum of thirty dollars. The money was sent from the Bank of Nancy to the National City Bank of New York. The money order was created on January 8…

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  • Journal 2

    Van Alstyne, David, Jr., 1897-1985

    The second journal begins in October 1918 and ends a few days after the Armistice. Van Alstyne records when the unit transfers to a new city or village and his responsibilities and actions during thes…

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  • Ration Card (4)

    Ration card containing twenty tickets for 100 grams of bread. There is French writing on the reverse of the card.

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  • Military Pass, Robert F. Hodge (6)

    Military pass for Robert F. Hodge dated January 5, 1919.

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  • Theatre Program, Tournée Chanteclair

    Theatre Program of Tournée Chanteclair. The production was for Poilus, French infantry soldiers, by Poilus.

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  • Ration Card (3)

    Ration card issued by the Automobile Service for fifty liters of gasoline or other corresponding materials to be delivered by a automobile service depot (translated). A list of gas and other materials…

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  • Hand-drawn map of SSU 558 circulation

    Hand-drawn map showing some of the routes taken by SSU 558 during their time spent north of Paris, near Amiens.

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  • Amiens

    Travel guidebook (in French) for sites and landmarks in Amiens, a city in northern France, that Hodge visited while abroad. Includes printed photos and prints of the cathedral, a hotel, a museum and o…

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  • Post card photo of Hodge

    Two postcard photographs of Hodge showing him in his uniform. The insignia on his sleeves shows he was a Corporal. The first postcard has the note "your skinny son, Frank" written on the bottom.

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  • Military Personnel List, SSU 558 (2)

    Military Personnel list that details the men affiliated with the SSU 558. The list also includes information about their military grade, civilian occupation, class, date of recruitment, date of birth…

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  • Military Pass, Robert F. Hodge (5)

    Military pass for Robert F. Hodge dated December 19,1918. The pass gave Hodge "permission to purchase food in Epernay."

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