World War I photograph album [graphic].
- Carroll, Philip Acosta, 1879-1957
-  : [publisher not identified], [between 1917-1919]
- Physical Description:
- 1 album (115 photographic prints) : black and white ; 36 cm
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Army. Air Service. Photographic Section
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- Carroll's album contains 115 black-and-white photographs, some stamped "Photographic Section Air Service A.E.F., " on 52 leaves of a quarter leather and green cloth album stamped on a flyleaf, "Stationery Department, Charles Scribner's Sons." Seventeen 5-3/4 x 3-1/2 and 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inch snapshots depict ruined buildings, French soldiers, a horse, and men alongside railroad tracks in Issoudun, France. The ninety-eight remaining photos were marked on the negative with a number and 3rd A.I.C.; some have "Photographic Section, Air Service A.E.F." embossed on the print. These 5 x 7 and 7 x 5 inch photos depict activities and people at the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun, including soldiers, an airplane, buildings (some with identification signs: headquarters, training dept., bath house, post office, barracks, YMCA, administration), tents, a water tower, trucks, water well, machine shop interior, warehouse, forge, soldiers in formation, 173rd Service Squadron band, nurses, and medical services.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#RBM 9372)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased from Johanson Rare Books, 2011.
- Administrative History:
- Philip Acosta Carroll (10 May 1879-8 July 1957) was an attorney who learned to fly with Col. Raynal Cawthorne Bolling in 1915 at Mineola Field. Carroll helped form the 1st Aero Reserve Squadron during World War I and became chief of the Training Section of the U.S. Army's Air Service.
During World War I, the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun, France, composed of seven camps, eleven landing fields, two field hospitals, and a cemetery, was the largest overseas American air base and spanned approximately 50 square miles. It was the primary location for training all American fighter pilots and also many of the pilots of the other areas of combat aviation. The center opened in 1917 and was abandoned on 28 June 1919. The Air Service Photographic Section was directed by noted photographer Major Edward Steichen, 1918-1919.
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