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Aerial view looking down on the airport with cars in the parking lot and people on the grounds.

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Shows four members of a mess kitchen's staff at a field maneuver on the military reservation at Camp Grant, Illinois. Postmarked from Rockford IL with an indiscernible date.

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Depicts soldiers sitting and standing at a counter enjoying the company and refreshments. On the back: "Camp Grant, Illinois, located 4 miles south of Rockford has again been converted into an Army Camp." This suggests that this postcard is from…

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This card shows a line of soldiers next to a train with a water tower on the left in the distance. The soldiers' uniforms suggest this is World War II era.

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Shows many two-story barracks in neat rows. A handwritten date on the back (Aug. 5, 1941) suggests that this postcard is World War 11 era.

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Pictures the layout of the land and the buildings.

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Depicts men gathered for a church service.

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A large assembly of uniformed soldiers on horseback with swords drawn.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Soldiers are lined up outside their barracks ready for roll call.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Shows a water tower on the grounds with buildings on either side.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Men are outside their barracks, folding tents, preparing for departure.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A long, two-story building flying the US flag and a red cross flag, with a medic vehicle parked outside.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Shows buildings between diverging roads and towering trees to the left and right.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Soldiers with arms, and one on horseback. "Wide streets, allowing plenty of light and air. The camp covers several square miles and has about one thousand…

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Pictured is a group of five soldiers reading a newspaper with tents in the background.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Portrays a number of buildings on flat, barren land. "200 men live in a barrack. Ten barracks house one regiment. One hundred barracks house one division."

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A long view with cots on either side of a central aisle. Four men are seen on cots with two soldiers standing at attention in the far left distance.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A truck is backed up to this facility, with three men outside.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Depicted are a group of men playing baseball and another group as spectators. "Baseball and other good sports for recreation and muscle building."

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. With two men conversing in the background, a group of soldiers, two abreast, apparently march toward a meal. "Simple, but wholesome food is supplied to…

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A group of soldiers, one playing guitar, with three women present, two boys, and a dog.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Depicts a group of soldiers, rifles ready - down on one knee - aiming.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Two soldiers are in front of a tent in the background while in the foreground three surveyors demonstrate their work.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A group of soldiers, with hats on the ground and arms extended, get a dose of "healthful exercises [-] our daily program."

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Several men are pictured outside a structure with a US flag atop.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A semi-circle of smiling men, many kicking up one leg, while one soldier provides music on his fiddle.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A line of ten soldiers in front of the guard house building, one on each end with rifles.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. This picture depicts rows of long buildings; "each barrack is 43 by 140 feet, housing 200 men."

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. This photo portrays thirteen men standing in front of the Y.M.C.A. building.

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With tents in the background, soldiers march on the grounds in front.

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Depicts a man holding a child in one arm in front of a rickety fence with a bare tree to the left. On back: "Ed Larson - WWI - Camp Grant - in the only clothes he had all winter - uniforms issued in late spring when Camp Grant finally got them - and…

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A soldier, in full uniform, stands at attention by a house with a man on the porch in the background. On back: "Taken in 1917 at King Farm House - Apple River. Cecil Orford."

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A building, with a chimney and a water tower behind, at the intersection of two streets; the street sign reads "S. 4th Ave." and "S. Service St."

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Men outside cook tents with smokestacks, telephone poles lined up in the background.

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A building beside a raised reservoir with a wide vista of surrounding trees and the Rock River.

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A road lined with telephone poles dissects rows of buildings on each side.

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View of this large structure showing four doorways with a bicycle by one of them.

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Looking down on rows of long buildings with smaller structures in between.

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Photo over telephone lines and trees depicting rows of long buildings with porch railings.

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The train depot building, with a portico area to the right, beside train tracks.

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With two men conversing in the background, a group of soldiers, two abreast, apparently march toward a meal. "Simple, but wholesome food is supplied to Uncle Sam's soldiers." This card is postmarked from Rockford IL on January 24, 1918 at 6:00 PM.

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The photo, with a handwritten date of Oct. 28th 1918, portrays four uniformed nurses.

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Cartoon of a uniformed soldier with a beer stein suspended on sausages hanging from his shouldered rifle as he leads a dachshund wearing a German spiked helmet. Postmarked from Waco Texas MacArthur Branch with an indiscernible date in 1918.

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Soldiers in front of a barracks building watching another group carrying their bulky bundles. Postmarked from Rockford IL Grant Branch on March 11, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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With a blue, white-clouded background, the buildings below - with a few people on the grounds - surround a water tower. On back: "Our hearts exulting swell as we think / Of victories we have gloriously won. / We've never lost our cause, as yet, /…

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A dignified pose of a uniformed soldier, with mustache, glasses, and hands behind his back.

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With a backdrop of a train's engine - with people even in its two front windows - poses a group of fourteen soldiers and women, with handwritten names by some.

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This card depicts crouching 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." Postmarked from Rockford IL on April 25, 1919 at 2:00 PM.

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This photo portrays a smiling, squinting soldier, his shadow thrown behind him to the right, with arms akimbo in front of a tent where two other soldiers stand.

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The pictures on this card's four quarters depict various camp scenes, buildings, and soldiers performing drills and exercises.

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Soldiers seated at rows of long tables, eating, while others stand in the background.

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Two-story structure - showing men looking out some windows - with men marching below and others exercising in the foreground.

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Men in street clothes lined up before a building.

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View down the center between rows of buildings with a formation of men to the left.

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Several groups of soldiers across the grounds with buildings in the background.

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Looking down on buildings blending into the distance, forming the cantonment, which is a military garrison or camp.

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With tents on either side, the men in the middle have their gear rolled out in rows. This card is postmarked from Frankford (?) on July 30, 1907 at 1:30 PM.

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With men working atop a multi-tiered snow mound, there are additional men in front and horse-drawn wagons to the sides. This card is postmarked from Rockford IL Grant Branch on June 13, 1918 at 3:00 AM.
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