Fort Dix

Depicts numerous aspects of military life at Fort Dix, N.J. Includes views of work at the site including maneuvers, reviews, artillery practice, ski patrol, cooking school, field kitchens, water purification, mess hall duty, chopping wood, and radio and telegraph operation. Also contains images of...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Language:English
Published: 1940-1946
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Online Access:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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Summary: Depicts numerous aspects of military life at Fort Dix, N.J. Includes views of work at the site including maneuvers, reviews, artillery practice, ski patrol, cooking school, field kitchens, water purification, mess hall duty, chopping wood, and radio and telegraph operation. Also contains images of dirigibles and gas masks. Illustrates using a railroad to heat a hospital under construction, the construction of chapels for various religious denominations, and a recruiting station. Depicts the Army Day parade, the Armistice Day demonstration, and the dedication of the Sports Arena. Also portrays women working in nursing, as mechanics, and in laundry facilities. Includes documentation of German prisoners of war working, performing mess hall duties, and during free time. Depicts the investigation of killings during a race riot. Shows work performed at the Salvage Depot to recondition clothing. Also portrays a variety of recreational and personal activities including trips to the post office, pictures taken at the photo booth, dances, radio-playing, live music, games (monopoly, darts, cards, etc.), and showering and shaving. Depicts visits to the community service center to write letters, listen to music, dance and drink coffee. Includes views of servicemen leaving the separation center as they return to civilian life. Also portrays residents of Pointville, N.J. preparing to leave their town because it is within the Fort Dix reservation. Includes general street scenes that show the town occupied by army troops. Oversize shows tents erected for National Guardsmen before building of wooden barracks.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 170 photoprints : silver gelatin; 1 photoprint 11"x 17" or smaller