2nd Wisconsin National Guard boarding Train

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Collection Hellard
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on postcard of the 2nd Wisconsin National Guard boarding Train for Camp Douglas prior to World War I.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Notes Outdoor view of Companies B & F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard filling passenger cars at the Soo Line freight train depot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The men are dressed in Campaign Hats, shirts and black ties, and breeches. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad (later the Soo Line) freight depot is at left. A large crowd of people are waving good by. The photograph was taken when the men shipped out in July 1917 for Camp Douglas for mobilization for Wolrd War I.
Object ID P2000.34.94
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Hellard, Robert A.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects World War I
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Railroad depots
Railroad cars
Railroad passenger cars
Soo Line Rail Road
Oshkosh Streets
Market Street
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad
Title 2nd Wisconsin National Guard boarding Train
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