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Rapid Transit in France

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Creation: 1918

Many soldiers in the American Expeditionary Forces took their cameras to war. The unknown photographer was likely part of the Vanderbilt Unit serving at Camp Hospital 28. Despite the Army Signal Corps’ sales of souvenir photographs of units and AEF infrastructure, personal images like this one showed a more informal side of daily life in France. The other two photographs titled by the photographer, perhaps as a joke, are “Lt. Kennon’s Moustache and Lesser Objects” and “Representing Various Scholarly Attitudes.”

Title

Rapid Transit in France

Date

Creation: 1918

Description

Many soldiers in the American Expeditionary Forces took their cameras to war. The unknown photographer was likely part of the Vanderbilt Unit serving at Camp Hospital 28. Despite the Army Signal Corps’ sales of souvenir photographs of units and AEF infrastructure, personal images like this one showed a more informal side of daily life in France. The other two photographs titled by the photographer, perhaps as a joke, are “Lt. Kennon’s Moustache and Lesser Objects” and “Representing Various Scholarly Attitudes.”

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

Vanderbilt History Files: Series 2, Folder 8, Image 8

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Eskind_VUMC-Transit_in_France-1918.jpg

Citation

“Rapid Transit in France,” Gallery, accessed September 26, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/782.