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When the Mail Is Distributed. Camp. Peekskill, N.Y.

During the First World War, it was soon realized that the United States Army needed to train and enlist more soldiers. At times, this meant preparing boys not yet of enlisting age for military service. As seen in this photograph, one such facility was established in Peekskill, New York. Here, boys between the ages of sixteen and nineteen would spend the summer learning infantry skills from camping to shooting. The boys pictured here are receiving mail at the camp.
Identifier: NYSA_A3045-78_5434
Date: July 1917
Language: English
Repository: New York State Archives
Source: New York State Archives, New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. Series A3045-78, No. 5434.
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Alternate Identifier: DMS ID Number: 177362,
Negative Numbers: 5434
Relation: Is format of: Digital representation of 8" x 11" document.

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