Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks

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Collection World War I
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Nitrate negative with contact print of Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks in Oshkosh.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Film Size 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Year range to 1918
Medium Film
Neg # 3884B
Notes Outdoor view of a row of Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks driving through Oshkosh. The image shows the trucks driving south down Main Street, just north of the intersection with New York Avenue in the 1200 block. There are trolly tracks in the center of the street. A man on a bicycle is in the foreground. Soldiers are in the vehicles.
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 commandeered 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 P2005.16.82
Object Name Negative, Nitrate
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Subjects World War I
Truck industry
Four Wheel Drive Auto Company
Oshkosh Streets
Bicycles & tricycles
Main Street
Title Clintonville Four Wheel Drive trucks
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