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[Map of Texas Cotton Palace Exposition]

Description: Postcard image of a event map of the Texas Cotton Palace. This aerial view shows where the agriculture, livestock and other amusements would be located during the 1917 exposition. Towards the center of the map the Texas Cotton Palace is visible with its walkways that lead to the front entrance. Other building structures are shown as well as a roller coaster track to the left of the palace. At the top of the postcard is, "Over Forty-Five Thousand Soldiers At Fort McArthur [Camp MacArthur]. Military Feature Every Day." There is handwritten text on the back addressed to Mr. Charles Breed in Breed, Wisconsin from a soldier at Camp MacArthur.
Date: 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Drill Field of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard image of soldiers on the drill field of Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. Text on the front reads "a typical scene on the drill field at Camp MacArthur Waco, Texas". Handwritten text on the back reads "I received your letter in good health and hope that this card will find you the same". The postcard receiver is written to be Mr. Henry Huizen.
Date: November 29, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[The Brazos River Near Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of the Brazos River taken from a higher viewpoint. The river runs through the center of the image with trees surrounding the shoreline on either side of it. A rocky ledge is visible in the right corner of the image.
Date: 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Line of Soldiers at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard image of uniformed soldiers standing in a curving line, with handwritten text in the lower-left corner: "The Mess Line. Camp MacArthur. Waco, Texas." Rows of large tents are visible to the left of the line and mess hall. Handwritten text addressed to Miss Ethel Reser and postmarked 1918 says: "Are you taking good care of the dogs? How's your lazy dad? This is how your uncle gets his eats. Al"
Date: October 20, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Company Street at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of a dirt road lined with tents on both sides and a group of five soldiers in uniform and hats on the right and two soldiers standing on the left; there are other soldiers, houses, and telephone poles in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "No. 1. A Company Street. Camp Mac Arthur, Waco Texas. © F. Mann. 10/20/17."
Date: October 20, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Tents and Barracks at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of a dirt road at Camp MacArthur with a row of barracks on the right and a grouping of tents on the left and rows of telephone poles on both sides. A man is standing in front of a barrack on the right, another man is riding a tractor down the dirt road, and there is a small group of men on the left side and some trees in the background. Written on the front of the poscard is the text: "125-126. U. S. Inftry Camp Mac Arthur Waco, Texas. F. Mann. © 10-11-17."
Date: December 10, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter to Alma Hiller, October 8,1917]

Description: Letter to Alma Hiller from her little cousin, "Hef", who writes about what it's like for him at Camp MacArthur, a military training base in Waco, Texas. The letter also discusses other family members, including a newborn baby in the family. The stationery letterhead has on its left and right side, respectively, an American flag image and a symbol that consists of a triangle within a circle, and it reads, "National War Work Council, Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Associations, 'with the colors'".
Date: October 8, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Hotel Watt in Waco]

Description: Postcard of a color image of the Hotel Watt in Waco with several people standing on the street in the foreground and clouds in the sky in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Hotel Watt, Waco, Texas."
Date: October 14, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Field at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of several groups of men standing in a large field with barracks, trees, and other buildings in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Sec. F. Camp Mac Arthur. Waco Texas. © F Mann 10-11-17." There is a handwritten letter on the back of the postcard.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Mann, F. & Gillespie, L. L.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Headquarters, 2nd Co. B.]

Description: Postcard of several tents with cots underneath them and a message written with small rocks that reads "Headquarters 2nd Co. B. [...] with desert plants in the foreground.
Date: June 25, 1917
Creator: Sholin
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Camp MacArthur Mess Hall]

Description: Postcard of a mess hall at Camp MacArthur with two long rows of benches and tables set with dishes and napkins; garlands and branches are hanging from the rafters in the ceiling and there are two American flags displayed on the wall on the left side and one hanging from the rafters (center). A handwritten note on the front of the postcard reads "19 XMAS. 17. G: M."
Date: December 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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