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Date Original

circa 1918

Description

Series of 12 postcards of Camp Pike, Arkansas, produced by the Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., New York and Brooklyn, ca. 1918. The postcards are strung together with green ribbons along the left and right sides. The postcard series is from the Bob R. Cooper collection, that contains material related to Wallace Chester Simmons Goodell (1900-1982), who served on the U.S.S. Arkansas during World War I. The fronts of the postcard have descriptions that read: [Item 1, printed] INSTRUCTION IN SIGNALLING, CAMP, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222842, [Item 2, printed] VIEW OF CAMP PIKE SHOWING Y.M.C.A. AUDITORIUM AND TRAINING GROUND 222843, [Item 2, handwritten in pencil] The first Barracks I lived in [with arrow pointing to a barracks building], [Item 3, printed] SOLDIERS WAITING FOR TRAIN TO LEAVE, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222844 , [Item 3, handwritten in pencil] Water tanks that furnish the camp with water [with arrow pointing to a large water tanks], [Item 4, printed] LINING UP FOR DRILL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222845, [Item 5, printed] SOLDIERS READY TO LEAVE CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222846, [Item 6, printed] SECTION OF CAMP PIKE, SHOWING TRAINING BATTALION BARRACKS, ROCK, ARK. 222847, [Item 7, printed] VIEW OF CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (POST OFFICE IN FOREGROUND). 222848, [Item 7, handwritten in pencil] [Supplies?] Q R.R. [Railroad] Depot Belmont Hotel P.O. [Post Office] Hostess House, [Item 8, printed] VIEW OF CAMP PIKE SHOWING WAREHOUSES, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222849, [Item 9, printed] BIRD"™S-EYE VIEW OF CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222850, [Item 10, printed] SECTION OF BASE HOSPITAL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222851, [Item 10, handwritten in pencil] This is only about one fourth of it., [Item 11, printed] CAMP PIKE LOOKING WEST FROM ENTRANCE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222852, [Item 12, printed] SQUAD DRILL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222853, Printing on the back of each postcard reads:, "Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., New York and Brooklyn. Printed in U.S.A., Post Card , [On inverted triangular shape maker's mark] FAMOUS SUPERIOR QUALITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD V S, Address Only"

Biographical/Historical Note

Camp Pike, known as Camp Joseph T. Robinson since 1937, is located in present day North Little Rock, Arkansas. Named in honor of Brigadier General Zebulon M. Pike, Camp Pike served as a home and training camp for the 87th Division (National Army) and then as a replacement training facility after the division deployed to France during World War I. Construction totaling about $13,000,000 on the camp began in June 1917 and was substantially complete by November 1917. The post was a demobilization station and home for the U.S. Third Infantry Division as World War I came to an end. Between World War I and World War II, the camp served as the headquarters of the Arkansas National Guard. During World War II, Camp Robinson became a replacement training center, primarily for basic training and medics, and a German prisoner of war facility. As of 2014, Camp Joseph T. Robinson serves as a 33,000-acre training facility for the Army National Guard and is the headquarters for the Arkansas National Guard.

Transcription

INSTRUCTION IN SIGNALLING, CAMP, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222842
[printed] VIEW OF CAMP PIKE SHOWING Y.M.C.A. AUDITORIUM AND TRAINING GROUND 222843
[handwritten in pencil] The first Barracks I lived in [with arrow pointing to a barracks building]
[printed] SOLDIERS WAITING FOR TRAIN TO LEAVE, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222844
[handwritten in pencil] Water tanks that furnish the camp with water [with arrow pointing to a large water tanks] LINING UP FOR DRILL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222845
SOLDIERS READY TO LEAVE CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222846
SECTION OF CAMP PIKE, SHOWING TRAINING BATTALION BARRACKS, ROCK, ARK. 222847
[printed] VIEW OF CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (POST OFFICE IN FOREGROUND). 222848
[handwritten in pencil] [Supplies] Q R.R. [Railroad] Depot Belmont Hotel P.O. [Post Office] Hostess House
VIEW OF CAMP PIKE SHOWING WAREHOUSES, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222849 BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222850
[printed] SECTION OF BASE HOSPITAL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222851
[handwritten in pencil] This is only about one fourth of it.
CAMP PIKE LOOKING WEST FROM ENTRANCE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222852
SQUAD DRILL, CAMP PIKE, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 222853

Physical Description

Series of 12 postcards strung together with ribbon, 43" x 5.5"

Subjects

Military camps; Military training; War; World War I, 1914-1918; Water towers; Water tanks; Barracks; Soldiers; Signaling; Auditoriums; Religious groups; Automobiles; Trucks; Railroads; Railroad tracks; Railroad stations; Railroad cars; Railroad facilities; Luggage; Medicine; Military medicine; Military hospitals; Hospitals; Warehouses; Post offices; Hotels; Hostesses; Chimneys

Contributor

Sackett & Wilhelms Corp., New York and Brooklyn

Geographical Area

Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Bob R. Cooper collection, series of 12 postcards from Camp Pike, Arkansas

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Bob R. Cooper collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Series of 12 postcards of Camp Pike, Arkansas, Bob R. Cooper collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

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