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Training exercises at Camp Grant during World War II. Soldiers maneuver around barbed wire.

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An unidentified civilian in a double-breasted suit stands with a military officer. Behind them are maps and documents pinned to the wall. Believed to be Camp Grant.

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Fully uniformed soldiers on a training march near Camp Grant. All are on horseback. A soldier in the middle of the procession is carrying a flag. Belonged to Floyd W. Hanford. Hanford enlisted in the Army on October 16, 1917 and was stationed at…

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Uniformed soldiers on a training exercise at Camp Grant. All are on horseback. The horses are each part of a pulling team, hauling wagons. A soldier at the front of the procession carries a flag. Belonged to Floyd W, Hanford. Hanford was born in…

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Uniformed soldiers on a training exercise at Camp Grant. All are on horseback. The horses are each part of a pulling team, hauling wagons. A soldier at the front of the procession carries a flag. Belonged to Floyd W, Hanford. Hanford was born in…

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Fully uniformed soldiers on a training march near Camp Grant. All are on horseback. A soldier in the middle of the procession is carrying a flag. Belonged to Floyd W. Hanford. Hanford enlisted in the Army on October 16, 1917 and was stationed at…

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Looking down the center aisle of a hospital unit, with soldiers in beds on either side attended by nurses and doctors.

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A building going up has several workers on the roof, many boards leaning up against the outside, and a small group of people watching.

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Two-story structure flying a US flag and a medic cross flag, with several men out front and an ambulance parked to one side on the right.

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A group of 27 soldiers, 10 seated and 17 standing behind, with a barracks in the background. Postmarked Rockford IL Grant Branch on August 25, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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Soldiers stepping and dancing while one of them provides music on a violin. Postmarked Rockford IL Grant Branch in July 1918.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts an aerial view of the Camp Grant complex of buildings and land.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts an assembly of civilian recruits with their bags disembarking from trains.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts new recruits on benches while soldiers hand out paperwork for testing.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts rows of new civilian recruits mostly in coats and ties. A sign on the wall between the windows…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts more scenes of varied camp life.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts various scenes of camp life.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts two soldiers with rifles on either side of a sign reading, "Recruit Reception Center. U.S. Army.…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts recent recruits being assisted with their new uniforms.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts two rows of barracks, one on the left and one on the right, with a sidewalk separating them.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts soldiers marching in units on a field with barracks in the background.

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A group of soldiers running with camp buildings in the background. Postmarked Rockford IL Grant Branch on July 3, 1918.

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Holding rifles, lines of soldiers in front of a building watch a military band in the forefront.

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Colorful postcard with soldiers standing before a US flag top left and other camp scenes depicted within the letters of the words "Camp Grant." Postmarked Rockford IL on December 18, 1942.

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A makeshift tent serves as a post office, with a man working inside, mail sacks outside, and two soldiers perusing a bulletin board on the left.

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A large group of soldiers sitting on the ground before a covered stage in the distance with buildings behind. On the campaign trail, Theodore Roosevelt stops at Camp Grant on September 26, 1917 to inspect the facilities and speak to the men.…

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This right section of a long (22") panoramic view shows more barracks in the distance, other long buildings in the middle, and small shacks further right with a group of men nearby.

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This left section of a long (22") panoramic view shows neat rows of barracks buildings separated by long strings of telephone poles with a group of men far left.

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This right section of a long (22") panoramic view shows a building of horse stalls, a fenced horse pen to the right, followed by more stalls and pens still further right.

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This left section of a long (22") panoramic view shows a train (far left) stopped on tracks, then a road with a fence by it and horses to the right.

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Soldiers on horseback marching down the street with people viewing from the left. The Rockford Furniture Company building is in the left background and Rockford Lumber is on the right.

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Aerial view of the airport on the left with woods and the Rock River on the right separated by a road. On back: "Greater Rockford Airport was established on property, which during World War I and II was a military reservation known as Camp Grant,…

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Various clusters of units marching with a color guard in between.

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Beautiful sidelong view of the building surrounded by trees with an extensive screened-in porch on the side.

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Men in the field performing various exercises and drills, with soldiers in the forefront jumping hurdles.

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With trucks and men in front, buildings recede to a line of trees and telephone poles. Also on the front of the card: "The camp is laid out in rectangular form with wide streets on which are the Barracks for the soldiers, officers' quarters,…

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Convoys of covered army trucks move in two directions. On back: "United States Army Post Card. Soldier's Mail Free" and "Bolster the Line with Liberty Bonds."

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Soldiers sit on the ground while an officer seated in a chair gives instruction. A row of barracks are in the background with a few men milling about.

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A sign on the left end of the building reads "A.L.A. Camp Library" while a sign proclaiming "Camp Library" is atop the main entrance. Several men are on the front porch and there are a few off to the side in front of the building.

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Soldiers seated on the ground before a barracks while an officer seated in a chair reads and offers instructions.

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Several men stand in front of the long building designated as the camp's post office. Postmarked Rockford IL Camp Grant Branch on October 4, 1918 at 9:00 AM.

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Looking down a wooded slope to a clearing filled with strings of tents, comprising a bivouac, or temporary encampment of soldiers. On back: "The tiny triangular dots in the center of picture are 'pup' tents, or shelter-halves erected by trainees at…

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Aerial rendering of the crisscross patterns of roads, fields, and buildings that make up Camp Grant. On back: "Lower center is the Recruit Reception Center, where as many as 20,000 new soldiers may be outfitted and processed each month. Top left is…

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Soldiers in bench seating watch and listen to a band on stage. On back: "This is a typical interior view of one of Camp Grant's recreation buildings. Here are brand new soldiers, listening attentively as a concert orchestra from nearby Rockford,…

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Color guard in front with men marching behind and barracks in the background. On back: "Guarding the Stars and Stripes are these three soldiers as Camp Grant trainees pass in review during an afternoon parade on the south drill field. One of the two…

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Personnel helping soldiers with their new uniforms. On back: "Welcome to Camp Grant, Soldier! You're in the Army, now! Thousands of new recruits are measured for shirts, caps, trousers and shoes each month at Camp Grant's recruit reception center.…

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Four men beside an ambulance tending to a "wounded" soldier on a stretcher. On back: "In action in the field at Camp Grant, Illinois, these new soldiers are getting practical experience in litter, or stretcher bearing, and are learning how to…

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With identical fences and lawns in front, these barracks almost seem like crackerbox houses in a row. On the back: "These are the barracks in which Uncle Sam's new soldiers get their first taste of army life. Located at Camp Grant's recruit…

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With counters on both sides and soldiers at tables in between, this is the place for "a cooling drink, a smoke, a pair of socks, a bar of soap - almost anything may be purchased at one of the United States Army's Post Exchange stores. This is an…

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Groups of marching soldiers. On back: "A battalion of Camp Grant trainees passes in review on one of the camp's two spacious drill fields. In addition to their training for service with ambulance, collecting, clearing, station hospital and general…

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A line of soldiers in a wooded area with clouds of white smoke before them. On back: "Defense against chemical warfare is being practiced by the Camp Grant soldiers in this picture. In addition to training for service with U. S. Army medical units,…

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Showing a marching band in front of a flagpole. On back: "Saluting Old Glory at Camp Grant, Illinois, is the Medical Department Replacement Center's military band. On this spot the cannon's thundering report is the signal for the raising of the flag…

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Looking down on rows of buildings. "Birds-eye view of Camp showing over 40 of the Cantonment Barracks in each of which 200 soldiers live. There are about 200 of these Barracks in the camp. The Barracks are each 43 feet by 140 feet."

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Men standing around a counter that bears the signs "Soda Department" and "Empty Bottles Here."

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A large, airy cabin-type room, featuring paneling and a beamed ceiling, with soldiers sitting at tables and on wicker chairs reading and relaxing.

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The top picture is labeled "use of tractor," with men laboring in the field; the bottom photo, labeled "Physical Reconstruction, Base Hospital, Camp Grant, ILL" shows six soldiers tending a garden.

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The photo, dated Nov. 1918, shows a 33-piece band and leader.

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Men and women sitting at tables with a large band on stage.

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Showing men and women at the stacks and at tables reading in the American Library Association Library.

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The three depictions show various scenes of men in beds and others bedside.
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