University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Camp Wilson Photograph Album, 1916-1917

Descriptive Summary

Creator Camp Wilson
Title Camp Wilson Photograph Album
Dates: 1916-1917
Quantity: 1-1/2 inches: one album containing 153 silver gelatin photo postcards and 4 other silver gelatin prints.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Scenes of training activities and camp life of a Wisconsin National Guard unit at Camp Wilson (adjacent to Fort Sam Houston in Bexar County) in 1916. The unit was likely part of the National Guard mobilization ordered by President Wilson in June 1916 as a response to border problems with Mexico. Contains views of Landa Park in New Braunfels, Austin cityscapes, mills and gins, and camps made by the unit while on maneuvers. Also included images of San Antonio parades, businesses, and Mexican-Americans.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Index Terms

Carts and wagons
Comal River
Dittlinger Lime Company (Comal County)
Government buildings
Grimes Cotton Gin (Travis County)
Horses and horse racing
Landa Flour Mills (New Braunfels)
Landa Park (New Braunfels)
Parades and processions
San Antonio Brewing Association
San Antonio River
Swimming and swimming pools
U. S. Army - Supplies and stores
National Guard
Austin, Texas
Camp Wilson, Bexar County, Texas
Dittlinger, Comal County, Texas
Fort Sam Houston, Bexar County, Texas
Leon Springs
Luxello, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Camp Wilson Photograph Album, 1916-1917, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Photograph Album