Soldier relaxing, Fort Williams, 1927

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Soldier relaxing, Fort Williams, 1927

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A soldier relaxing in the barracks of the 5th Infantry at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth in 1927. The photographer wrote on an accompanying note, "Life in the Army," and "recruiting propaganda."

The 5th Infantry was stationed at Portland from 1922-1940. Fort Williams served as headquarters and the soldiers were billeted there, at Fort Preble and Fort McKinley in Portland Harbor.

Except for short absences on field training and minor shifts within the regiment, the disposition remained substantially unchanged for 17 years.

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  • Title: Soldier relaxing, Fort Williams, 1927
  • Creation Date: 1927
  • Subject Date: 1927
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.15139
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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