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Thomas H. Burford Photographs, Drawings, Certificates, and Artifacts
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Thomas H. Burford Photographs, Drawings, Certificates, and Artifacts

  • VC138
  • Collection
  • 1922-1977

This collection consists of 64 photographs, drawings, certificates, and artifacts from the medical and military career of Thomas H. Burford. Photographs include group portraits with friends and colleagues and portraits of Evarts A. Graham. Drawings are by F.C. Kelly and depict surgical proceedures. Certificates include diplomas, awards, military appointment and discharge certificates, proclamations, certificates of appreciation, and in memorium certificates. Artifacts include a key to the city of Vicennes, Indiana, foreign currency collected during Burford's overseas military service during World War II, and a Society of Thoracic Surgery felt badge.

Burford, Thomas H. (Thomas Hanahan), 1907-1977

Earl Standlee shaking hands with Thomas H. Burford after presenting him with the Legion of Merit medal, Caserta, Italy.

The front of the photograph includes an inscription from Standlee that reads: "To Maj. Thomas H. Burford with kindest personal regards." Typed caption on the back of the photograph reads: "Col. Earle Standlee, Chief Surgeon, Mtousa, congratulates Maj. Thomas H. Burford, Mokane, MO., after presenting him the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in North African and Italy from 22 May 1943 to 1 Aug 1945. Photo by Potter 3131 Signal Photo Platoon."

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