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American Training Camps

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Two photographers took these photos at the end of the war at American military training camps. Arthur S. Mole was a British-born commercial photographer who worked in Zion, Illinois. Mole traveled with his partner John D. Thomas from one military camp to another, posing thousands of soldiers to form gigantic patriotic symbols that they photographed from above. Thanks to member Jeff Milman for bringing these to our attention. Click here to learn more about Mole and Thomas's project.

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Camp Custer, Michigan

Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Chicago Illinois

Camp Dix, New Jersey

Camp Dodge, Iowa

Camp Lee, Virginia

Camp Sherman, Ohio

USMC Depot, Paris Island, SC

Camp Gordon, Georgia

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