Soldier at the Fair Grounds

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Collection World War I
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Description Nitrate negative with contact print of a Soldier at the Fair Grounds.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Film Size 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Year range to 1918
Medium Film
Neg # 3884D
Notes Outdoor view of a Soldier at the Winnebago County Fair grounds. He is leaning on a large wooden tripod, which supports a canvas water tank. Civilians are walking through the rows and looking at the scene. The fair buildings are in the background.
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 P2005.16.84
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
Winnebago County Fair Association
Military camps
Title Soldier at the Fair Grounds
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