This third undocumented image of a possible Barney Bartlett is interesting.
The photograph was enclosed in a small frame among Dessa's belongings that were passed on to Susan. It has a number of resemblances to identified photos of Barney Bartlett, but I would enjoy getting the input of my cousins.
The image comparisons leave some room for doubt based on minor facial feature differences and the fact that this man appears to be relatively heavy compared to other photos of Barney. But the diference in features could be exaggerated by lighting and clothing.
The seated man is wearing what appears to be a World War I military uniform. I did not recall learning that Barney served in the military, and active duty seems unlikely based on the facts that he was the sole provider for his wife and children, and was impaired by the severe foot injury he sustained in earlier years. But what about the uniform?
At that point I did a search on Ancestry.com and came up with a World War I Draft Registration Card for Byron Enos Bartlett, born on July 15, 1883, living in Mountain View Wyoming, with a draft registration date of Sept. 12, 1918. In 1918, Barney was thirty-five years old. There was no photo included with the draft registration card on the Ancestry.com site.
There were five World War I draft classifications, Class 1 being the most likely to be called to duty. I am guessing that Barney may have been issued a uniform but was deferred to one of the lower classes because of his injury, family responsibilities, and occupation, and never served in an active duty capacity.
I look forward to any comments.