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Identifier

2005002r_POS-047_WWI_inductees_Columbia_University

Creation Date

1917

Subject—Topics

U. S. Signal Corps; Photography; World War I; Columbia University; New York

Description

WWI inductees at Columbia University, New York, 1918. The U. S Signal Corps of Cinematography was located at Columbia. [Carl Louis Gregory was chief instructor.] This was the Photographic Section attached to the American Expeditionary Forces. A photographic unit consisting of one motion picture cameraman and one still picture photographer, with assistants, was assigned to each division in addition to other units attached to higher organizations, the Services of Supply, the sea transport service, and the various public welfare organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Carl Louis Gregory was made a Lieutenant in the U. S. Signal Corps and was stationed at Columbia University where he trained U.S. soldiers in the art of cinematography. He continued in this capacity until the end of the war [1918].

Format

BW Glass plate positive; 3.25" x 4"

Source

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

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