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The Chaplain George D. Rice lantern slide collection is a collection of approximately 470 glass lantern slides, photography by Chaplain Rice during his service with the United States Army at the turn of the 19th-20th century. The collection includes religious presentations, images of overseas war theaters and social life in Highland Park, Illinois. Rice classified the series in the collection as Boer Wars, Crusaders, Ben Hur, Christian Hymns, Pilgrim’s Progress, US Navy, Wreck of the Maine, Mining Trade, Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, and Spanish-American War.

Rice served as chaplain of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in 1898, and was appointed a first lieutenant in the 26th Regiment, United States Volunteers, organized to serve in the Philippine Islands, July 5th, 1899. He served the 27th Infantry Regiment, one of the ten new Regular Army regiments authorized for the Philippine-American War, organized on February 2, 1901. Chaplain Rice served at the battle of Bayan (May 2, 1902), ministering to the sick and wounded. He documented the assault on the cotta of the Sultan of Bacolod on April 6, 1903, known as the Battle of Bacolod, Philippines, with his Kodak Brownie camera. Rice also served as Fort Sheridan post librarian in the early 20th century.

 
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