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Pay lines of the 44th National Army Cantonment, Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas

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Date: September 22, 1917

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2. G2 C.3

Unit ID: 226896

Summary: This panoramic photograph shows men standing in pay lines at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas, on September 22, 1917. The men are not in uniform and there are buildings and automobiles in the background. Camp Funston was established after the outbreak of World War I and work began on the camp in the summer of 1917. It is assumed these men are construction workers. There are a few African American men in the photograph. At the far right, there is a sign for YMCA Contributions on a pole. The camp was named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston who grew up in Iola, Kansas, and who became well known for his role in the Philippines during the Spanish American War.

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Title (Main title): Pay lines of the 44th National Army Cantonment, Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas

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