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#1 Ricardo

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:21 AM

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This is INCREDIBLE ! The picture was taken in 1918. It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge in Iowa. A gift from our grandfathers. .. 

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:35 AM

Amazing picture... wonder how long that took to stage http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:30 AM

I wonder if that was done by the 77th DIV? A lot of the divisions did similar pics of troops forming the patch layout.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:31 AM

Some images of Camp Dodge:

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The history of the 88th begins with the 88th Infantry Division. The division was organized on August 25, 1917 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. In August 1918, the division arrived in France. During World War I, the men of the "Cloverleaf Division," as they were called, fought with distinction in the Alsace campaign. The division returned to Camp Dodge and was demobilized on June 10, 1919. Two years later, it was reconstituted in the organized reserves at Minneapolis, Minn.

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company:

Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 88th Division. Organized 25 August 1917 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Demobilized 10 June 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:15 AM

some amazing images... appears they had too much time on their hands... just kidding, these are some wonderful period photo's ;)

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:11 PM

A friend sent this to me.
Is this not the most unbelievable picture you have ever seen???

Has anyone came across this picture before?
This is comprised of 18,000 officers and men
Titled: The Human Statue of Liberty
at Camp Dodge Des Moines IA
Col WM Newman Commanding
Col Rush S. Wells Directing



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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:43 PM

That is one of the coolest pictures i have ever seen.

I would not want to be the one to organize all this.

but it is truly spectacular.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:46 PM

I know, Its unbelievable and the amazing thing it was done during WORLD WAR 1.
THey had planes, but unless the photographer was in a HIGH TOWER, I dont see how they managed to get it so perfect.
I mean there are color changes (Light and dark), I was truely amazed.

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That is one of the coolest pictures i have ever seen.

I would not want to be the one to organize all this.

but it is truly spectacular.



#9 VMI88

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 03:51 PM

Has anyone came across this picture before?


You're not going to believe this, but I saw this exact postcard in an antique shop in Richmons, Virginia, this afternoon. I noticed it because it is so distinctive.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:01 PM

I have seen other photos of soldiers forming some sort of object. The two I recall seeing are the Liberty Bell and an anchor. I'm sure there are others but I canít think of them at the moment.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:08 PM

There are quite a few of these photos, that were taken during WWI. Most have an entire division of troops, forming the division shoulder sleeve insignia. As I remember, the guy that took these traveled from post to post. This is a long shot but I think (?) the article may have been in Gil Sanow's Footlocker, many, MANY moons ago? Gil - are your ears burning, lol?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:27 PM

yeah, i have seen others of divisional insignia, but this one is spectacular i love the detailing of the robe with the lighter color

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

Has anyone came across this picture before?

A cropped version of the same Statue of Liberty photo is in the WWI insignia and decorations issue of The National Geographic Magazine (December, 1919, page 552). A few other patriotic formations like this one are in this issue as well. The largest shown was at Ft. Custer, Michigan: 30,000 officers and men.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:12 PM

I have a book on the people of Yankton County, So Dakota that Served during WWI. It has that picture and several others. Amazing isn't it

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:45 PM

I don't remember which one but this photo was in a newspaper here in Washington about a month or 2 ago. Some of the "old Fashion" things that were done in the past should be tried again, the amount of work and planning that went into shots like these is would drive people today crazy :blink: if they could not use their computer to figure it out.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:35 PM

I believe the other photos are in a thread here somewhere. 


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:15 PM

The military still does photos like that
Here is a little less than PC photo from the 90s

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:52 PM

34th Red Bull - 90 years apart =

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:58 PM

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:56 PM

Those are some amazing pictures. They remind me of a picture I saw somewhere of troops of the 2nd Division forming the famous "Indianhead" shoulder patch. Shield, star, Indianhead, and all. I wish I had the picture so I could post it.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:38 AM

Those are some amazing pictures. They remind me of a picture I saw somewhere of troops of the 2nd Division forming the famous "Indianhead" shoulder patch. Shield, star, Indianhead, and all. I wish I had the picture so I could post it.



Here's an article about these photos: http://www.mysananto...en.2114caa.html

And here's info about E. O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck who did the "living insignia" photos 1925-1947: http://www.lib.utexa.../hrc-00265.html

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:46 AM

Hi,
from National Geographic Magazine Dec 1919 :

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Semper Fi.
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#23 Ricardo

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:53 AM

A NICE photo!! 

More in http://www.usmilitar...d...83&hl=human

Best regards,

Ricardo.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:04 AM

Here's an article about these photos: http://www.mysananto...en.2114caa.html

And here's info about E. O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck who did the "living insignia" photos 1925-1947: http://www.lib.utexa.../hrc-00265.html

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27thinsignia.jpg

That's the one!

I didn't know the 27th Division did one, too. Amazing :)

#25 kiaiokalewa

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:23 PM

In 1932 E.O. Goldbeck returned back to the Territory of Hawaii to take another formation of the "Living Insignia of the Hawaiian Division". This photo is a birds eye view likely taken by the 11th Photo Section of the Divisional Air Service. In the foreground you'll see a tower that was built for Photographer Goldbeck. It was built by the 3rd Engineers and measured a 117 feet height at Schofield Barracks. Over 15 miles of tape was staked out for the soldier of the Hawaiian Division to stand within. This insignia required about 8500 of the troopers which was almost the entire Division. I have old roll out photos that show the formation breaking apart and the final result. Up at Schofield Barracks Tropic Lightning Museum there is a photo poster that has the formation in center and around its border the Division's different regiments coat of arms. To bad one wasn't done for the Hawaiian Department too.

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