Typical Barracks, Camp Grant, Ill.

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Title

Typical Barracks, Camp Grant, Ill.

Description

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 reception center, each one of these barracks will accommodate about 50 rookies, and is designed to provide maximum comfort and sanitation in all seasons of the year. Through these buildings may pass as many as 20,000 men each month - getting new uniforms, orientation and aptitude tests, 'shots' for typhoid and vaccinations for smallpox and finally entraining for their assignments throughout the nation. Near the reception center is the medical department replacement training center, one of the U. S. Army's two medical training centers."

Date

1941

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

97.16.18

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 5.5"

Citation

“Typical Barracks, Camp Grant, Ill.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 29, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/932.

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