Aqua Men, 1922
• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
Taken August 21st, 1922, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
(Library of Congress)
"Regular Army men called us summer soldiers, or Boy Scouts, or 30-day wonders. We grinned because we were having the time of our lives. Citizens’ Military Training Camp ran for a month every summer. We were allowed a nickel a mile travel expenses to get to and from camp. The government clothed and fed us, gave us a bed and what medical attention we needed. We marched, hiked, drilled and learned to fire a Springfield ’03 rifle in summer heat so fierce that husky men and boys keeled over from sunstroke. We weren’t paid a dime for learning to soldier, yet the comparatively few chosen from the many who applied for CMTC every year were considered the luckiest boys in town. The camps were set up to train and condition young men, as a sort of citizens’ army, in 1915 Applicants could be no younger than 17, had to have a good general intelligence and moral character."
– James W. Mitchell, Baltimore Sun, October 17th, 1971
"Citizen's Military Training Camp, Camp Meade, [8/21/22]"
Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.
M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)
PRINTED IMAGE SIZE
Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:
M – 9" × 12 ½" (22.9× 31.8 cm)
L – 12" × 16 ¾" (30.5 × 42.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 33 ½" (61 × 85 cm)
Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.
THE SMALL PRINT
Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.