WORLD WAR I
Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks

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Record 604/678
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Collection Daily Northwestern
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks, on their way to the Army.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor view of a convoy of Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks near Oshkosh. The image shows the trucks parked along the side of a road in Oshkosh. Soldiers are in the vehicles. This image was published in the Northwestern in 1918.
The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company, in Clintonville, Wisconsin, received a contract for trucks from England in 1916 and the US Army in 1917. Sixty of the English trucks were comandered by the US when America entered World War I. In 1918 a large shipment of trucks were convoyed to Raritan Arsenal in New York. They passed through Oshkosh and spent one night at the Winnebago County Fairground. Total production of trucks during World War I were 3,000 for Great Britain; 82 for Russia, and 14,473 for the United States.
Object ID P1930.2.45
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects World War I
Roads
Trucks
Truck industry
Four Wheel Drive Auto Company
Soldiers
Title Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks
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