Sergeant Alvin York

Title

Sergeant Alvin York

Description

Sergeant Alvin York, World War I hero and recipient of the Medal of Honor. King sketched him when he stayed at the Watterson Hotel in Louisville during his bridal trip. On the back of the drawing, King wrote that York was "a mild looking gent to be such a hero." Interestingly, York never wanted to fight in World War I; when filling out his draft card he tried to claim an exemption as a conscientious objector.

Creator

King, Wyncie, 1884-1961

Source

Manuscript Collection

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society

Date

ca. 1920-1921

Rights

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Format

Type

Still image

Identifier

Mss. A K54/3

Files

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Citation

King, Wyncie, 1884-1961, “Sergeant Alvin York,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 27, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/612.