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This black and white image is a World War I panoramic photograph, perhaps one of the more important early photographs of Camp Shelby, dated soon after its creation in 1917. This impressive image is a “Birdseye View of Camp Shelby” taken in 1917 revealing the “9 camps” (all noted) that made up the large Camp Shelby at the time it was first occupied. The expansive image reveals thousands of stumps of felled pine trees from the recently cleared land, large water towers, hundreds of horses, many soldiers working on the grounds, and frame buildings and tents, with many of the structures under construction.
Hattiesburg, MS; Military Training Camps--United States; Camp Shelby (MS) photographs
photograph: b&w: 60in by 10in
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Oversized Photographs
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Birdseye View, Camp Shelby, 1917, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Archives and Special Collections Division, Mississippi State University