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Title Military Camp at the Fair Grounds
Catalog Number P2005.16.99
Object Name Negative, Nitrate
Description Nitrate negative with contact print of a Military Camp at the Fair Grounds.
Date 1918-1918
Event World War I
Subjects World War I
Trucks
Truck industry
Four Wheel Drive Auto Company
Soldiers
Homefront
Winnebago County Fair Association
Military camps
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection World War I
Catalog date 2007-02-21
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Film
Neg # 3884F
Notes Outdoor view of a Military Camp at the Fair Grounds. Civilians are walking through the rows and looking at the scene. The fair buildings are in the background.
The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company, in Clintonville, Wisconsin, received a contract for trucks from England in 1916 and the US Army in 1917. Sixty of the English trucks were commandeered by the US when America entered World War I. In 1918 a large shipment of trucks were convoyed to Raritan Arsenal in New York. They passed through Oshkosh and spent one night at the Winnebago County Fairground. Total production of trucks during World War I were 3,000 for Great Britain; 82 for Russia, and 14,473 for the United States.
Orig/copy Original