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Camp Bowie Photograph Album:
This photograph album was created by an unnamed soldier who was a member of 36th Division,111th Ammunition Train. The 36th Infantry Division and its regiments were stationed at Camp Bowie. The division, known as the "Texas Division" and the "T-Patchers" and comprised of Texas and Oklahoma National Guardsmen, was mobilized July 18, 1917, under the command of General Edwin St. John Greble. The division was sent to France between the end of May and mid-August, 1918; returned to the United States between April and June 1919; and demobilized in June 1919. Barron Field was a World War I pilot training field near Everman, Texas.
Photograph album. Although the creator of this album is unknown, the soldier did a thorough job of organizing his photographs of military life at Camp Bowie. This album contains 346 World War I-era photographs from Camp Bowie between 1917-1918, and France between 1918-1919. The soldier who kept the album was stationed with the 36th Division, 111th Ammunition Train. The photographs depict army life at the camp and show the men posed in uniforms in a variety of scenes at the barracks. Throughout the album, the photographs are captioned with phrases, names, and some dates. By 1918, the compiler of the album had been shipped to Maure, France.Some of the photographs feature the men on board a ship with sailors and radio operators. The men returned to Texas in 1919. The album includes several images of the men on leave with friends and families. The final page of the album dated March 21, 1920, shows an old folks home in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Open for research.
Purchased from Between the Covers, May 2017.
Camp Bowie Photograph Album, AR720, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Accessioned as number 2018-30.
The collection was processed, and finding aid prepared by Samantha Dodd.