Amidst the Draft Board tending to its business of selecting men to serve in the war, a local photographer offered to capture the image of them before they headed toward their uncertain future.  This ad is from the Lindsborg News Record on August 3, 1917.

This blog entry is the first of many that will document the history of Lindsborg and Bethany College during World War I.  The posts are part of a sophomore Honors class on World War I at Bethany College where students are researching the effects of the Great War on one community.

Dr. Tom Jorsch is Assistant Professor of History at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. Dr. Jorsch specializes in Gilded Age and Progressive Era political and intellectual history and has a side interest in World War I.