John Ridgely III and Lillian Ketcham Ridgely

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c 1943
By Bradford Bachrach

Both John Ridgely III (1911-1990) and his wife Lillian Ketcham Ridgely (1908-1996) served their country during World War II. John served overseas in the Pacific theater in the Army Air Corps. Lil, serving as a nurse, was commissioned a lieutenant in the Women’s Army Corps. This photograph of the couple in uniform together was taken in the studios of the country’s leading portrait photographers, originally founded in Baltimore in 1868 by David Bachrach (1845-1921).

Paper. H 27.8, W 21.5
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 34414