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Title 2nd Wisconsin National Guard boarding Train
Catalog Number P2000.34.94
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
Description Gelatin print on postcard of the 2nd Wisconsin National Guard boarding Train for Camp Douglas prior to World War I.
Date 1917-1917
Event World War I
People Hellard, Robert A.
Subjects World War I
Crowds
Soldiers
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Railroad depots
Railroad cars
Railroad passenger cars
Infantry
Soo Line Rail Road
Oshkosh Streets
Market Street
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Hellard
Catalog date 2005-04-15
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Notes Outdoor view of Companies B & F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard filling passenger cars at the Soo Line freight train depot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The men are dressed in Campaign Hats, shirts and black ties, and breeches. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad (later the Soo Line) freight depot is in the background. A large crowd of people are waving good-bye. The photograph was taken when the men shipped out in August 6,1917, for Camp Douglas for mobilization for World War I.
Orig/copy Original