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WWI Liberty Trucks panoramic photograph

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021_074

Content Description

One panoramic photograph, 47.75 x 9 inches, showing a group of military trucks with the lettering “USQMC” on the canvas coverings along with five WWI soldiers in military uniforms lined up along Broadway in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph taken by the Royal Photo Company, circa 1918. “U.S.Q.M.C.” stands for United State Quarter Master Corps. At least 17 trucks can be viewed and appear to be Class B standardized military trucks known as “Liberty Trucks” that were produced for the U.S. military during World War I and designed by the Quartermaster Corps and the Society of Automotive Engineers. A handwritten inscription on some of the trucks reads “Detroit to Camp Knox, KY”.

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Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • circa 1918


1 print (1 frame) : 1 framed panoramic photograph ; 47.75 x 9 inches