[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

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Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1942/1945.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 773 times , with 29 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Camp Swift was located in Bastrop County, 28 miles east of Austin. It was established in 1942 and named for Eben Swift, a World War I commander. It was the largest Army training and transshipment camp in Texas during World War II, and also housed German prisoners of war. After the war, much of the site was returned to former owners, but the government retained a portion for a Texas National Guard facility and a medium security prison.

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

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  • 1942/1945

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • Jan. 13, 2014, 5:56 p.m.

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[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area], photograph, 1942/1945; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124749/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.