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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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Empty seats alongside long tables laden with food, plates, and pitchers.

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A team of six medical professionals around a patient on a table with an empty table to the left.

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Photo of a soldier standing in front of a brick wall with arms crossed. Handwritten on the back is "probably Walter R. Julian WWI."

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Looking down on extended stretches of long buildings. On back: "Come, arm for the conflict, O sons of the sires, / Who on freedom's fair altars enkindled the fires; / That light, the way of the heroes, that fight / For home and for country, for…

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Buildings, tents, and more construction by the side of the railroad tracks.

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Depiction of a building with cars parked in front. "Headquarters building where the staff officers transact business. In the camp are divisional headquarters, also the various brigade headquarters for the 40,000 men in camp."

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With tents in the background and men sitting and lying on the ground in front, this seems like a picnic scene.

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With workers and materials high, low, and in between, this construction scene seems chaotic, but the men know what they're doing!

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The labor on this building is almost finished, with some workers outside to the right and others no doubt toiling inside the structure.

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The workers on this building are mostly on the roof as two men in the foreground discuss plans.

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As the frames of buildings go up, so do the men - to the emerging floors, rafters, and roofs!

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With completed buildings to the right, skeletal frames go up on the left, some with men on the roofs.

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Soldiers in front of barracks rolling tents and preparing gear. On back: "Banner and badge and name alone / At our President's call we tender, / The loyal truth that guards our land / Will keep, and - No Surrender!"

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Troops on horseback carry a flag that reads "171 86" with foot soldiers behind and pedestrians lining the street.

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A locomotive steams by tents and people to the left.

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A soldier stands by the train tracks on the left and the depot itself sits on the right. On back: "I am thinking of you, / While you are far away. / And am eagerly watching / For that home-coming day."

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A wide street with buildings on either side and sentries and other soldiers on the left. Also on the front: "The Camp streets are broad and there is plenty of light and air for the men. The Barracks seen on either side are each occupied by a…

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Buildings with trucks and men in front and two airplanes flying overhead. Also on front: "The camp is laid out in rectangular form with wide streets on which are the Barracks for the soldiers, officers' quarters, hospital, etc. Accommodations for…

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Soldiers seated at rows of long tables and others who stand behind face and smile for the camera.

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Twelve separate views of camp experience labeled "arrival at camp," "aptitude tests," "our new living room," "in our new home," "headquarters flag," "colors on parade," "safety health inspection," "first army outfit," "recruit reception center Camp…

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A large room with those above looking over a railing at the dancers and socializers mingling below. On back: "Dancing at the Camp Grant Service Club is enjoyed by every soldier. All types of entertainment are to be had here: include books, concerts,…

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Color rendering of the All Saints' Chapel with a cross over the door and a steeple towering above this while two soldiers stand in front.

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Great lines of soldiers performing deep knee squats, with barracks and trees in the background.

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Led by the color guard, and followed by soldiers on foot and on horseback, crowds watch this street parade from the sidewalks.

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A large house with a wrap-around porch in the ample shade of several trees with other camp buildings in the background (right).

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Two rows of cots against each wall, with a few men lounging while two in the back stand at attention and some clothes hang from rafters. On back: "I am thinking of you, / While you are far away. / And am eagerly watching / For that home-coming day."

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Buildings surrounded by trees and a soldier on guard duty before a flagpole proudly flying Old Glory. On back: "I am glad you joined the army, / Because such men as you / Will restore peace to our nation / To the Red, the White, the Blue."

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A throng of kneeling soldiers aiming their rifles. On back: "We are drilling every day, / For that land so far away, / To defend our country true / To represent Red, White and Blue."

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A line of soldiers running on open ground. Postmarked from Rockford IL Grant Branch on July 5, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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Four soldiers on "KP" duty, shucking corn.

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Two columns of four-horse-drawn wagons with single horsemen riding between and pedestrians viewing from sidewalks on both sides.

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Soldiers with flags practicing proper semaphore poses.

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The four quarters of this card show various views of buildings and soldiers engaging in activities and relaxation.

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Five soldiers view a newspaper titled "Home News" with the headline, "Officials See Possibility of Peace." On back: "I am thinking of you, / While you are far away. / And am eagerly watching / for that home-coming day."

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With a pile of wood to the left, one soldier holds a piece of wood while two others use a two-handed saw to cut it.

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Photo shows rows of empty, made cots with clothes hanging from wooden support posts and low crossbeams.

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Rows of small tents with two soldiers at attention outside each.

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Photo depicts a long line of cars on their way to Camp Grant.
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