1929 Company G C.M.T.C. Citizens Military Training Camp Photograph, Signed By 35 of the Personnel in Plattsburgh, New York
(Citizens Military Training Camps)

Plattsburgh, NY: Brush Studio, 1929. Small panorama-style black and white photograph; approx. 8" x 20" format; with the Brush Studio, Plattsburgh, N.Y. photographer's name in the plate as well as 'Co. G., C.M.T.C., July 1929'; group of about 100 young lads in uniform, many bearing their arms; with flag having the "CMTC (crossed rifles) G" emblem; front row of 5 older men as officers for the company; individually signed and occasionally in various colored inks on back by Le Roy C. Brown Esq., Stanley McTetridge, Mr. Robert C. Ford Robert C. Loughlin, Wm. H. Lenz Jr., Herman H. Ruger Jr., Andrew J. Zak, John Ernest (Vitaphone) Pruyn, Peter M. Wyleczuk, Cameron Mac Laren, John Murtagh, Edward Conti Jr., Harvery Brouard, Joseph Porowski, Lloyd W. Bastow, Michael O. Borsuk, Robert B. Chandler (2nd Lieut. Co. G.), Thomas B. Oakley Jr., George H. Williams Jr., Gen. Ralph H. Bain, Barden Whedon, James. M. Knowles, Charles Mesuvac, George Staab, Edward R. Master, Paul R. Rice, Jos. Bigley, Howard Mallon, Gerald E. Quinn, Eddie Balles Jr., Jere Casagrande, Arthur Kane, Harry A. Perry, Mortimer D. Burger, Joseph S. Deutsch; some old wear and crinkling to image, from being rolled and kept that way for many years; very good condition and interesting United States military history ephemera; the Citizens Military Training Camps were in existence from 1921-40 and were established in order to continue a peacetime military training effort for American males, without the obligation or commitment of the ROTC; the CMTC was a later development of a movement begun by Theodore Roosevelt and Gen. Leonard Wood in 1915, which sought greater trained American military strength before the first World War and one of the training camps was in Plattsburgh (and sometimes called the "Plattsburgh Movement"); after World War I, these one-month summer training camps were continued under the CMTC, with similar goals of preparedness and the training of a future officer corps for military service. Very Good (Item ID: 20834)


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