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Collection Abram Ward
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 89
Object Name Archive
Title Postcards and photograph, 1917.
Date 1917
Event World War I
Description Two picture postcards written by Abram Ward, a World War I soldier recovering at a stateside hospital in November 1917. The postcards are to his family and in them he describes the happenings at the camp. With a front image of a Camp Grant (Illinois) pup tent inspection, Ward warns his mother not to visit he might be moving out at any time. The other postcard is a long panoramic view of Camp Grant facilities. Ward describes these buildings and other happenings at the camp in his narrative to his mother. There is also a photograph in postcard format of two young men in early twentieth century Army uniforms. The men are sitting cross-legged among tress each with an arm slung around the other. A white pencilled marking on the photograph may mean these men are from Co. E.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : (1 folder)
Photographs : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder and 1 oversized folder)
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Lancaster.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- Illinois.
Military camps -- Illinois.
Veterans -- Wisconsin.
United States. Army -- Military life.
Picture postcards.
Photographic postcards.
Geographic:Camp Grant (Ill.)