Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Military convoy on a dirt road, 1918

Military convoy on a dirt road, 1918

Title

Military convoy on a dirt road, 1918

Description

A U.S. military convoy on a dirt road to Boone, Iowa. The truck convoy is lead by two civilian vehicles with the tops down and five men in each vehicle. The transport trucks have canvas tops rolled back with men standing in the truck in a pose for the photograph. One officer is standing at attention at the front of the lead truck; another officer is leaning on the truck. Two cows are grazing in a pasture on the image right.
During World War I, Iowa State trained soldiers for the Military. Military draftees were trained as auto mechanics, blacksmiths or machinists. They were housed under the bleachers on State Field. Instruction was mainly in practical assembly, repair, and operation processes, and entirely separate from collegiate work, This detachment of trainees was known as the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.). College students between the ages of 18 and 21 years were also able to volunteer for induction into active service. These students combined collegiate campus and army camp, by participating in scholastic study and military drill. A distinct separation of the collegiate and vocational sections was maintained in organization and instruction. The collegiate companies were lodged in fraternity houses and state gym was utilized as a mess hall.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

RS 13/16/E.WWOne.1108-4-1

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1918
2005-05-12

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
25.4 x 15.9 cm

Type

Still Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

13-16-E.WWOne.1108-4-1
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/243