Mortimer W. Clasgens Camp Sheridan photo album

Mortimer W. Clasgens Camp Sheridan photo album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Clasgens, Mortimer W., 1892-1925
Title: Mortimer W. Clasgens Camp Sheridan photo album
Dates: Bulk, 1917-1918
Dates: 1913-1942
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 photo album)
Coll. Number: ms3066

Biographical/Historical Note

Mortimer W. Clasgens (1892-1925) was an Ohio native turned Washington D.C. newspaper man. Clasgens enlisted in the Ohio National Guard in 1917, trained at Camp Sheridan, and fought with the United States Military in Europe during World War I.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a photo album compiled by Mortimer Clasgens. Photographs are captioned, and chronicle Clasgens’ time at Camp Karb (Columbus, Ohio, state fairgrounds), Camp Sheridan (outside Montgomery, Alabama), France and Belgium (1917-1918). Photographs depict soldiers in a casual state and in uniform, capture men at ease, camp life, and civilian scenes surrounding Montgomery. Of particular interest are three photos of Ruth Law, one in person, and two in a plane doing her loop de loops. The photo album further includes pictures of family, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and a printed memoriam of Mortimer W. Clasgens.

Index Terms

Camp Karb (Ohio)--Photographs.
Camp Sheridan (Ala.)--Photographs.
Law, Ruth, 1887- -- Photographs
Military camps--Alabama--Photographs.
United States. Army. -- Drill and tactics--Photographs
Women air pilots--United States--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Mortimer W. Clasgens Camp Sheridan photo album, ms 3066. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photo album