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WW1 Photos: Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois Picture History - 1917

Photographs and Other Images Sourced from the Brochure "Camp Grant: Rockford, Illinois," 1917. A part of a World War 1 Online Exhibit at the GG Archives.

Front Cover, Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois Picture History Brochure, 1917.

Front Cover, Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois Picture History Brochure, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1860d7f183

The Camp Site 1 July 1917. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917.

The Camp Site 1 July 1917. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1886953a0d

The Same View 25 July 1917 with 37 Completed Buildings. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917.

The Same View 25 July 1917 with 37 Completed Buildings. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1886cc96a2

Flag Raising at Division Headquarters (The Flag is Raised at Sunrise and Lowered at Sunset Each Day).

Flag Raising at Division Headquarters (The Flag is Raised at Sunrise and Lowered at Sunset Each Day). Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1886d82c1c

Troops on Review Ground Listening to Address by Governor Lowden.

Troops on Review Ground Listening to Address by Governor Lowden. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1886eb775b

Typical Barracks Building. Each Contains Recreation and Dining Room, Kitchen, and Sleeping Quarters for 200 Men.

Typical Barracks Building. Each Contains Recreation and Dining Room, Kitchen, and Sleeping Quarters for 200 Men. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 18876ed658

A Partial View of Sleeping Quarters in Barracks Building as Shown on opposite Page.

A Partial View of Sleeping Quarters in Barracks Building as Shown on opposite Page. These Barracks Are Steam Heated, Electric Lighted and Have Exceptional Ventilating Facilities. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID #

A Typical View of Mess Hall in Barracks.

A Typical View of Mess Hall in Barracks. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1887cc2480

Army Baking Ovens, Which Supply the Men with an Abundance of Fresh Bread.

Army Baking Ovens, Which Supply the Men with an Abundance of Fresh Bread. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1888156e56

Bird’s Eye View Taken from the Axis of Camp Grant.

Bird’s Eye View Taken from the Axis of Camp Grant, Thawing Quarters of Infantry and Artillery; the Low Buildings Being Quarters for the Officers. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1888692f8d

Base Hospital and Hospital Train, Comprising 61 Buildings Equipped for Every Emergency.

Base Hospital and Hospital Train, Comprising 61 Buildings Equipped for Every Emergency. Engineering Quarters Our Viewable in the Distance. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1888e88763

Remount Station Where 5000 Horses and Mules Can Be Cared for.

Remount Station Where 5000 Horses and Mules Can Be Cared for, to Provide Mounts and Draft Animals for Camp Grant Division. in Connection with the Station Is a School for Blacksmiths. These Buildings Cover 15 Acres. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 18887b2071

View of Rifle Range. Shooting from 300 Yard Range.

View of Rifle Range. Shooting from 300 Yard Range. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188920a11b

Wagon Train Bringing Up Ammunition and Supplies for Rifle Range.

Wagon Train Bringing Up Ammunition and Supplies for Rifle Range. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 18893d5f6b

Officers Mess at the Rifle Range Which Consists of the Same Food Given to Privates.

Officers Mess at the Rifle Range Which Consists of the Same Food Given to Privates. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1889419912

Army Ovens and Stoves on Which Meals Are Prepared While Men Are on the March.

Army Ovens and Stoves on Which Meals Are Prepared While Men Are on the March. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1889622a90

Close-up View of Men at the Firing Line. the Officers Have Been Surprised at the Aptness of the Selected Army in Target Practice.

Close-up View of Men at the Firing Line. the Officers Have Been Surprised at the Aptness of the Selected Army in Target Practice. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1889737f50

Mess Line at the Rifle Range. the Outdoor Life Gives These Men Hearty Appetites, and They Are Fed Bountifully.

Mess Line at the Rifle Range. the Outdoor Life Gives These Men Hearty Appetites, and They Are Fed Bountifully. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188a1255bc

The "Mess" of Enlisted Men at the Rifle Range. Note the Happy Look on the Faces of Men in Every Picture.

The "Mess" of Enlisted Men at the Rifle Range. Note the Happy Look on the Faces of Men in Every Picture. This Outdoor Life Has an Appeal to the American Youth. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188a705edc

Baseball Played among the Soldiers Is Always an Enjoyable Recreation.

Baseball Played among the Soldiers Is Always an Enjoyable Recreation. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188af6b5e9

A Game of Football Is a Favorite amongst the Soldiers.

A Game of Football Is a Favorite amongst the Soldiers. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID #

Boxing Matches Always Draw Large Crowds.

Boxing Matches Always Draw Large Crowds. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188b13aa3c

Wrestling While in Full Soldiers Uniform Must Be Difficult.

Wrestling While in Full Soldiers Uniform Must Be Difficult. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188bf17b4f

The Soldiers Get Plenty of Calisthenics with Setting-up Exercises.

The Soldiers Get Plenty of Calisthenics with Setting-up Exercises. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188c367f8e

Another View of Setting-Up Exercises.

Another View of Setting-Up Exercises. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188c692a6b

The Soldiers Drill in Signalling.

The Soldiers Drill in Signalling. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188ca53294

Green Recruits Practicing Mounting on Wooden Horses.

Green Recruits Practicing Mounting on Wooden Horses. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188cbe3221

This Is Typical of the Constant Stream of Visitors to Camp Grant.

This Is Typical of the Constant Stream of Visitors to Camp Grant. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188cd7075d

One of the 59 Varieties of Steam Heating Plants That Furnish the Heat Carried through 32 Miles of Pipe Necessary to Heat the 1,520 Building.

One of the 59 Varieties of Steam Heating Plants That Furnish the Heat Carried through 32 Miles of Pipe Necessary to Heat the 1,520 Building. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188cdb9100

Incinerating Plant with a Capacity of 30000 Pounds of Garbage Daily. No Unnecessary Waste Is Permitted, and the Waste Is Converted into Soap Greases and Fertilizers.

Incinerating Plant with a Capacity of 30000 Pounds of Garbage Daily. No Unnecessary Waste Is Permitted, and the Waste Is Converted into Soap Greases and Fertilizers. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188ce5e850

C. B. & Q. Depot at Camp Grant.

C. B. & Q. Depot at Camp Grant. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188d0331fa

Water Plant. an Abundance of Pure Artesian Water Is Furnished the Enlisted Officers and Men.

Water Plant. an Abundance of Pure Artesian Water Is Furnished the Enlisted Officers and Men. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188d636d3c

One of the Three Buildings Built by the Knights of Columbus, Where Those Who Desire May While Away Their Idle Hours at Games or Reading.

One of the Three Buildings Built by the Knights of Columbus, Where Those Who Desire May While Away Their Idle Hours at Games or Reading. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188db3de54

The Residence of the Commanding Officer of the Division in Camp Grant.

The Residence of the Commanding Officer of the Division in Camp Grant. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188e894c02

Temporary Bridge across Rock River Built by the US Government for the Convenience of Camp Grant.

Temporary Bridge across Rock River Built by the US Government for the Convenience of Camp Grant. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188e8f4910

Main Auditorium of the YMCA.

Main Auditorium of the YMCA. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID #

Typical YMCA Hut. There Are Six of These in Camp Grant.

Typical YMCA Hut. There Are Six of These in Camp Grant. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188f7196cd

The Soldiers Attending a Class in French.

The Soldiers Attending a Class in French. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 188f9a2db7

Soldiers Attend a Class in English.

Soldiers Attend a Class in English. Camp Grant of Rockford, Illinois, 1917. GGA Image ID # 189035e29a

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