Panoramic Photographs
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"Camp Meigs, Washington, DC. July 20, 1918."

"Camp Meigs, Washington, DC. July 20, 1918."

Named in honor of the Union Quartermaster General from the Civil War, Camp Meigs was located at Florida Avenue and Fifth Street, NE, and was used as a training facility for the Quartermaster Corps during World War I. The photo is by H.M. Brown of Washington, DC, and measures 9" x 44".

Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (165-PP-37-11)

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"White Trucks in Service at Fort Riley"

"White Trucks in Service at Fort Riley"

The White Sewing Machine Company, as it was originally called, manufactured the Standard Class "A" Truck for the U.S. Army during World War I. Trucks bearing the White/GMC name are still being manufactured by the General Motors Corporation. Though not dated, the image is undoubtedly from 1917-1918. The photo was taken by O. M. Holt of Manhattan, KS, and measures 7" x 63".

Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (92-PN-28a)
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57th Infantry (Philippine Scouts). Fort William McKinley; Rizal, Philippines. October 8, 1937.

57th Infantry (Philippine Scouts). Fort William McKinley; Rizal, Philippines. October 8, 1937.

This group panorama is part of a unique collection of photographs shot by Eugene O. Goldbeck and other photographers with the National Photo and News Service during 1935-1938. The collection is a series of seven leather-bound albums showcasing almost every Army unit in service during this time, throughout the U.S. and in several foreign locations. The albums were presented in 1938 to Gen. Malin Craig, Army Chief of Staff. The size of the panorama is 9" x 55".

Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (165-PX-4829a)
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"Miles Glacier Bridge, CR & NW Ry, Alaska"

"Miles Glacier Bridge, CR & NW Ry, Alaska"

The Copper River and North Western Railway was built by the Guggenheim family during early 1900s in order to connect the copper mines in Kennicut with the port of Cordova. Though not dated, this unique hand-colored panorama is probably from the 1920s. It was taken by Heath Arlo Ives of Hyder, AK, and measures 10" x 69".

Records of the Fish and Wildlife Service (22-MG)
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"Boat Exercises - Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Va. September 19, 1918"

"Boat Exercises - Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Va. September 19, 1918"

Begun as a small training and receiving station in the early 1900`s, the Naval Training Station in World War I would become one of the premier training centers for naval personnel. By Armistice Day in 1918, more than 34,000 men had been assigned there. The photo was taken by G. L. Hall Optical Company of Norfolk. It measures 7 x 57".

Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (24-PAN-30)
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Panoramic view of the Barcelona Exposition, Spain. 1929

Panoramic view of the Barcelona Exposition, Spain. 1929

The International Industrial Exposition was held in Barcelona from May to December of 1929. The U.S. Government did not have an official presence there, choosing instead the Ibero American Exposition being held in Seville that same year. However, American businesses were present in full force at Barcelona, and the Commerce Department aided with their affairs on site. The photographer and exact date are not specified. The print measures 9" x 38".

Records of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (151-FC-106-67)
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"Civilian Guards of the National Shipyard; Orange, Texas."

"Civilian Guards of the National Shipyard; Orange, Texas."

Orange lies on the Sabine River near the Louisiana border. During the World War I era, many wooden-hulled ships were produced there as part of the Emergency Fleet Corporation`s (EFC) mandate to equip the U.S. with a first-rate merchant fleet. The guards pictured were probably contracted by the National Shipbuilding Company to provide security for the area. The photographer and date are not specified. The image is 7" x 22".

Records of the United States Shipping Board (32-PN-1)
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Shipbuilders at the Gray's Harbor Yards of the Grant-Smith-Porter Co., Aberdeen, WA

Shipbuilders at the Gray`s Harbor Yards of the Grant-Smith-Porter Co., Aberdeen, WA

Wooden-hulled vessels for the Emergency Fleet Corporation were constructed here at the Gray`s Harbor Yards in the late 1910s. The ship near completion is the Fort Seward, which was first launched in early 1919, dating the photograph. This panorama measures 7" x 25". No photographer was specified.

Records of the United States Shipping Board (32-PN-5)

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