SOUVENIR From CAMP UPTON, Yaphank, L. I. World War I.
SOUVENIR From CAMP UPTON, Yaphank, L. I.
SOUVENIR From CAMP UPTON, Yaphank, L. I.
SOUVENIR From CAMP UPTON, Yaphank, L. I.

SOUVENIR From CAMP UPTON, Yaphank, L. I.

(n. p.): [1918]. 1st printing (presumed). 22 images, 11 per side of one long sheet [36-1/2" x 5-1/2"], folded accordion style. All images in color, captions. Envelope pack: 3-3/4" x 5-5/8". In a mailable, wallet-style envelope pack. Used, addressed, stamped [Washington 3¢] & mailed [with a 1918 Brooklyn NY (Upton Branch) postmark]. Very Good. Item #46413

Camp Upton, located at Yaphank, Long Island, was named after Emory Upton, a Union general of the Civil War. The camp was created in 1917 to house troops as they awaited ships for deployment overseas. The 152nd Depot Brigade was the garrison unit that received new recruits and prepared them for service overseas, and then out processed demobilizing soldiers at the end of the war. Irving Berlin, the composer, and Alvin York, the most decorated soldier of the American army in World War I, were processed at Camp Upton. The 77th Division was first organized there. During part of the war, the 82nd Division was quartered there. At the end of World War I, the camp was used to demobilize and inactivate units.

This souvenir pack documents the many divers camp activities, e.g., "Setting Up Exercise", "Bayonet Exercise", & "Packing Kit".

No copies on the market at the time of cataloguing, and not recorded by OCLC.

Rare.

Price: $95.00

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