Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota. CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, MINNESOTA.
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota
Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota

Collection of Real Photo Postcards of a CCC Camp in or near Wabasha, Minnesota

Nineteen unused b/w postcards, all captioned in the negative, clear, and in very good condition. Captions label the location as "Canp 'Iowana'" (presumably an informal name reflecting the presence of many Iowans) and as "Co. 1750." According to Hard Work and a Good Deal, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, "Company 1750 opened the Lake City Camp on June 18, 1933, near Wabasha, on the Mississippi River," so we presume this is the Lake City Camp, which was primarily involved in agricultural soil conservation projects. This collection includes images of the camp's facilities, which, with the exception of a root house built into a small hill, seem to have been entirely tent-based -- including general housing, "Officer's Row," Headquarters, the First Aid Tent, and the cooking tent. There are also many good images men engaged in daily activities, including bathing, washing dishes, lining up for meals, getting first aid, lying on their cots, and standing around watching a snake. In all, good, candid documentation of daily life at this camp in the early 1930s.

Item #20807

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