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Title Panoramic photo of carpenters at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1917
Description Panoramic photograph made in 1917 of Fort Harrison carpenters posing with newly constructed barracks for a World War I army training camp.

According to the Indiana Historical Society: "The Gaylord Engineering and Construction Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania was engaged exclusively by the government to erect barracks at Fort Harrison in May of 1917. The company opened an office in the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce building to recruit local workers for the project. As the men were hired they were sent to the fort to live and work. The company needed 3300 men including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, concrete finishers, and laborers. Only 1,000 men were recruited locally, the remainder were brought in from out of state."
Place 6000 North Post Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Date 1917
Year Range Begin 1917
Year Range End 1917
Subjects Carpenters
Construction workers
Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.)
Lawrence (Ind.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Marion County (Ind.)

Process Gelatin silver prints
Format Panoramic photographs
Collection Name Joan Hostetler Collection
Object ID ia-0001-0002
Rights The Indiana Album, Inc. believes that this item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
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