Camp Dix, later renamed Fort Dix, in New Jersey’s pine barrens was one of the major deployment centers for soldiers from the United States heading for World War I (or “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars” as they would have know it).
Last winter, I bought a picture set stamped “Fort Dix” that shows many of the various training exercises that soldiers would have been put through. While I can’t tell if the photos are from Camp Dix itself (which is certainly possible, the studio was in New York), the training depicted in the pictures had to be very similar. They are a window on an interesting slice of local and national history, and are pretty awesome to boot, so I thought I’d share before they get hung up on the wall of the house!
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