Named WWI Naval Flat Cap with Diary
Named WW1 Naval Flat Cap with interesting hand-written diary. Cap presents in honest condition and shows heaviest wear around rim. Stamped on inside with the name “P.M Jodoin”. Cap includes “U.S.S. Harrisburg” tally. Diary is named to “Philias Maxim Jodoin” and is in good condition with strong binding and spine. Diary contains approximately 69 pages of writing and the entries appear to recount his time aboard the U.S.S. Lydonia during and immediately following WW1 – diary entries date from December 31, 1917 through July 10, 1919. Please note that the diary is written almost entirely in French – our cursory research has found that Philias Jodoin was born in Quebec, Canada and immigrated to the United States prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Navy. A very interesting artifact of WW1 history with tremendous research potential.