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Souvenir folder of Camp Funston, Kansas, and the workman who built it

Bloom, Moses

This souvenir folder on Camp Funston includes a color photo of home of Major General Woods; a panoramic view of the camp on the Ft. Riley military reservation near Junction City, Kansas; a view of some of the troops, the first territorial capitol of Kansas; troops on a pontoon bridge; mounted troops; a panoramic photograph of the the civilian workers who built the camp; and the Union Pacific railroad station at Camp Funston. There is also a listing of the accomplishments of the first six months of the war. The facility, named after Brigadier General Frederick Funston, was one of sixteen divisional cantonment training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers for military duty. Construction began in July of 1917 as approximately 15,000 carpenters built buildings in city block squares. The number of buildings estimated to have been erected at the camp were from 2,800 to 4,000 to accommodate the over 40,000 soldiers from the U.S. Army's 89 Division that were stationed at the facility. After the war, Camp Funston became a "mustering-out" center as soldiers prepared to return to civilian life. In 1924, the military decommissioned the 2,000 acre site and dismantled the buildings.

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Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Rafael Lopez and an unidentified barber at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.

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6th Cavalry Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

View of members of the 6th Cavalry Band of Fort Riley, Kansas, posed with their instruments on the wooden steps of a stone building.

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Fort Leavenworth band, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

View of an unidentified Fort Leavenworth band posed on the steps of a building in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Fort Riley Band, Fort Riley, Kansas

One side of a stereograph showing members of the Fort Riley Band on the parade grounds at Fort Riley, Kansas. A credible source suggests this is the 16th Infantry Regimental Band stationed at Fort Riley from 1887-1880. Copies of originals donated by the George Smith Public Library in Junction City, Kansas,1975.

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United States Army nurses during World War II

A photo of United States Army nurses at an evacuation hospital between Capua and Venafro, Italy. The photograph was taken during World War II. The nurse on the far right is Lt. Ruth Lee from White City, Kansas.

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Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Rafael Lopez and an unidentifed barber cutting hair at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.

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African American soldier

Emery, A. G.

Portrait of an unidentified African American soldier who served in the 9th Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas.

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Fort Scott soldiers

This photograph of two men on horses at Fort Scott was probably taken between 1863 and 1865. The man in the foreground is Corporal George H. McCoon, company saddler in the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. The photograph shows the Fort Scott stables in the background.

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