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C. T. Art Colortone
This color postcard features rows of tents among pines with several men lined up on the far end. The title in the upper right reads "Assignment of Draftees to Tents, Camp Shelby, Mississippi." The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher and creator information as well as indication for postage stamp placement. The description in the upper left reads "Camp Shelby, Mississippi is named for a famed leader of men of Colonial Days, Colonel Isaac Shelby. Created during the World War Days, the camp was named in honor of a fighter who earned a niche in history's hall by performing valiantly in the Revolutionary War. Camp Shelby is the second largest training camp. Built to accommodate 55, 000 men."
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D. E. Levine News Agency
Hattiesburg, MS; Camp Shelby, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Hattiesburg Sub-Collection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University