Not only did Camp Lewis materialize in only 3 months, mushrooming over a thousand structures, but the recruits descended on the training camp in hoards with many using their civilian clothing during drills. Such a drill is immortalized in this postcard. Postcards were "in." This one shows the recruits drilling. Military men would purchase postcards of their photographs in uniform for mailing home. Not a bad idea even today! I thought you would enjoy seeing this one.
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