Image description: (1) Portrait of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll. Bergdoll was an infamous World War I draft dodger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(2) Verso. Back of image including original news-clipping.
“55319..WATCH YOUR CREDIT..INTERNATIONAL NEWSRELEASE SLUG(BERGDOLL)
MILLIONAIRE DRAFT DODGER REPORTED TO HAVE ENTERED U.S.
PHILADELPHIA, PA…..Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, (not used), America’s most famous “slacker” who is reported to have entered the United/States yesterday, January 6th and made his way to Philadelphia, where his aged mother, Mrs. Emma Bergdoll, lives. The reports could not be verified and Mrs. Bergdoll could not be reached at her heavily guarded home. It was said that Philadelphia’s millionaire draft dodger left Weinsberg, Germany, where he has spent nine years since the war. After his family obtained per-mission for him to return to this country. Federal authorities, however denied knowledge of any such arrangements.
“Grover C. Bergdoll
[?]NE MONTHS FROM
HOME IN GERMANY”
(3) Photograph of a “typical” wanted poster for Grover C. Bergdoll. Photographs line the page introducing and explaining various aspects of information related to Bergdoll’s life. The poster’s introduction to Bergdoll reads:
“NOTORIOUS DRAFT EVADER and DESERTER wanted by the UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES AT PHILADELPHIA, PA., on charge of willfully evading the SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT.”
(4) Photograph of Grover C. Bergdoll as he returned back to the United States.
BERGDOLL RETURNS TO THE UNTIED STATES
NEW YORK CITY – Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, holding a book before his face, is shown as he arr[iv]ed here on the liner Bremen, May 25th. A Coast Guard cutter took Bergdoll from the ship at [?] Quarentine and transferred him to the military prison on Governor’s Island.
CREDIT LINE (ACME) 5-25-39 (JO)”