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[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of automobiles driving on a dirt road between rows of buildings at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Alma Blank in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and says "Dear Friend - Received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. We have to go out on the shooting on the range. It is raining here a little tonight. Please send me your address when you go to Waupun. Will write a letter later. Billy."
Date: [1917-10-11, 1917-11-29]
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Camp MacArthur Mess Hall]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the mess hall at Camp MacArthur, with long tables on either side of the narrow room, and some soldiers at the far end. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mess Hall, Co. A 1st Wis. Inf., Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas."
Date: [1917..1918]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Dr. J.E. Cooke Outside House]

Description: Photograph of Dr. J.E. Cooke wearing a military uniform, holding a duffel bag and hat, and standing at the front steps of a house in Mart, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photo indicates that it is from the Stauts estate of Waco.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Soldier and Horses]

Description: Postcard of a soldier standing between two horses in a dirt road outside of two small buildings. Text below the photo says "An orderly, Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Soldiers Marching at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of the soldiers of Section "B" marching on a dirt road at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. William Jennings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and says, "Dear friend, This is [?] life down here and I like it better every day. Am at present (acting) corporal while in the detention camp. Will be assigned to my squad or company when I get out of quarantine. Roland A Bosler. Aviation Camp, Waco, Texas."
Date: March 25, 1918
Creator: Bosler, Roland A.
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Soldiers Washing]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing at a long trough washing themselves, with the caption "The Beauty Shop." A handwritten note on the back of the photo is addressed to Mrs. Philip Simoneau in North Oxford, Massachusetts and says, "Dear Mother, I am coming back East to see you soon and I hope George will be there when I get back. I may get a week off as I am going to save my passes here so I can have them at home. With loads of love, Henry."
Date: January 18, 1918
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Soldiers Hiking]

Description: Postcard of soldiers hiking on a trail next to trees. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "This is on the hike, we have some fun while out like this. They give us coffee on the way in the city.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Portrait of Man]

Description: Portrait of an unknown man wearing a dark suit. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "From the Lyla Cornwell estate, Waco."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Woman]

Description: Portrait of a woman with dark hair wearing a dark dress with a white lace collar.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hartman, M. E.
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Soldiers at "The Canteen"]

Description: Postcard of Soldiers standing outside of a building, "The Canteen," eating and drinking. A handwritten note on the border of the picture says "I guess the Mexicans make it but believe me I give them hell when I see them." Another note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. Philip Simonean in North Oxford, Massachusetts and says, " I see a lot of stuff that is worse then Old Crow. Dear Pa, I hope the old Twisters are doing good. I think I am as hard as a rock now and I could work like a mule when I get back. I feel fine this life is just the thing to make me grow. Your loving son Henry."
Date: January 18, 1918
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Camp MacArthur Observation Ward]

Description: Photograph of a hospital ward with rows of beds on either side of the long building, and soldiers, some in uniforms and others in gowns, in the middle of the room. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Observation Ward, Camp McArthur."
Date: February 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Soldiers After Hike]

Description: Postcard of soldiers sitting on pallets near a forest, some removing their shoes and others holding white towels, with the caption "After the Hike." A handwritten note on the back of the photo is addressed to "My sister Rose from your loving brother Henry," and says, "Well Rose this is the way my friends do after they walk a long way. I hope you are the same good little girl."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Troops Stacking Arms]

Description: Postcard of many soldiers stacking rifles in a row, with the caption "Troops stacking Arms. At Military Training Camp." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Edward Simoneau in North Oxford, Massachusetts and says, "Got your letter and glad to hear from you. I would like to get fruit out of the garden, but I am in the navy now. But we get good food here. Love from Geo."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Soldier]

Description: Postcard of a soldier wearing a military uniform and hat. Handwritten text on the front of the photo says "121 - U.S. H.A." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "To my sweetheart Charlotte- Lots of love and kisses from yours. Hans."
Date: September 28, 1917
Item Type: Postcard